By Caryn James | James on Screens May 22, 2011 at 1:07AM
Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga turned the SNL season finale into one of the most consistently funny shows of the season, with plenty of help. The real Bradley Cooper sat next to Andy Samberg as Nic Cage; Jimmy Fallon returned as Barry Gibb with Timberlake as his Bee Gee brother Robin in a crazy politically-themed installment of their classic "Barrry Gibb Talk Show." But the best was a Digital Short: "Three-Way The Golden Rule."
The short started as a sequel to Samberg and Timberlake's "Mother Lover," with Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson back and the men in their golden-chained 90's glory. It quickly turned into "Three Way" with Lady Gaga as the woman in the middle, the song lyrics "It's OK when it's three-way / It's not gay when it's a three-way," and a shout-out to Three's Company.
The crammed show also had several extravagant Lady Gaga musical performances, incluing Judas and Born This Way, which ended as she was about to give birth to what looked like a giant bowling ball (makes as much sense as anything). Take a look at the best of last night's SNL.
Fallon goes manic in "The Barry Gibb Talk Show":
Here's Bradley Cooper with Samberg as Cage in a Weekend Update spot:
And Timberlake and Lady Gaga send up versions of themselves on a game show: