Justin Timberlake takes on Bon Iver in 'SNL' skit
February 20th, 2012
10:45 AM ET

Justin Timberlake takes on Bon Iver in 'SNL' skit

Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter is already as popular as her A-list parents, so we can only imagine how many stars have swung by to say hello to Blue Ivy in person.

Thankfully, "Saturday Night Live" has an even better imagination than we do.

On the latest episode, host Maya Rudolph did her best Beyonce impression while Jay Pharoah did a spot-on parody of Jay-Z as they welcomed famous friends into their home to meet their new bundle of joy.

"Prince" entered from the kitchen bearing the gift of a smirk, while "LL Cool J" wore his "formal" Kangol for the special occasion.

Angelina Jolie, who felt her "baby sense" tingling, dropped by with a scraggly Brad Pitt, and even country star Taylor Swift - Kristen Wiig doing Swift's ever-present "surprise face" - came over.

But two of the highlights in an already solid sketch was Nicki Minaj and her nightmarish lullaby, and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon (played by frequent "SNL" guest Justin Timberlake).

Vernon was a little late, because he'd been "wandering barefoot through the woods of Wisconsin," fashioning a "guitar out of a canoe" so he could perform a song.

It's a good thing he came by at Blue Ivy's bedtime - Vernon even put himself to sleep with his performance.

The real-life Vernon got a kick out of the sketch, tweeting just after midnight Sunday, "holy s***, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing! Also, Maya Rudolph saying 'bon iver' is enough. I can die now!!!"

That was one of our favorite skits of the night in one of "SNL's" better episodes - what'd you think?


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    June 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Black Justin

    @Racist?
    Exactly;almost every song Justin makes/does has R&B rhythm in it.

    February 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Racist?

    Justin racist? He wishes he was black!

    February 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sokman

    Justin isnt racist. He grabbed Janet Jackson's b00b. A racist would have grabbed her throat

    February 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sleepy

    I didn't know who JT was doing so I looked him up, and now I think the skit is even funnier now that I have heard bon iver. I loved it when he put himself to sleep.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Evel Knievel

    What celebrity brought the baby some Newports and Kool-Aid?

    February 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Waiting for it...

    ...and "anti troll guy" unrequested defender of the free-world and all blogs within will be here in 3, 2, 1.

    Anyone else getting the idea that troll and anti-troll are one in the same and he is suffering from some sort of deluded "hero" complex?

    February 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • @waiting

      He might be unrequested, but we are all sick of the trolling. And no, I don't think he is the same person. If he does some good, I say you go guy!

      February 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ @waiting

      Way to stick up for yourself "anti troll guy!" LOL!

      February 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @3:24-I posted the one at 3:12, not the anti guy. I do agree with him, though.

      February 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sickofthehate

    I only post once, I sick of the racist aim at black people in this country, we can't even walk down the street in peace. Justin Timberlake is a racist and that a fact he beat up his black manager and called him racist names. But the media being racist just promoted this untalented racist even more. It's NOT FUNNY I am NOT laughing Justin is a dangerous racist who have links to far right hate group. He not Jay or Bee friends, why his he up in they business. I don't even think Jay or Bee know or care who he dating. Why bring their baby into this? That ugly woman with the funny nose wish she look like Bee. It's vile because it's got a know racist making funny of a African American Couple I AM NOT LAUGHING I SEEN JUSTIN, HATE VIDEO HIM BEATING UP HIS EX BLACK MANAGER THE MAN IS A RACIST. A BLACK BABY IS NO JOKE.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ummm...

    Anti troll guy... How are you better than the "trolls" in any way if you keep on posting off-topic remarks back at the kids? Don't you know that's exactly what they want? ...and I must agree. I've seen some pretty foul remarks under the name of Coolbreeze over the last few days.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • anti troll guy

      @ummmm... when the trolls stop posting their garbage, you won't see me again until the start again. i'm just here to counter their attacks on the innocent. when they start trolling your butt, i will defend you, too. as long as they post off topic, which is their biggest b!tch, i might add, i'll be defending. there are a lot of folks who post on topic, then get their butts trolled off. yeah i know, don't feed the trolls, but don't feed the anti troll guy, either. it works both ways. i don't attack the innocent, just defend them. there is a big difference.

      February 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • aaaannnndddd...

      "i don't attack the innocent, just defend them."
      Point proven!
      Thanks so much!

      February 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • @and

      Did you actually read what he posted? Not to good at comprehending the written word?

      February 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lol!

      Not "to" good at spelling, eh?

      February 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @sickofthehate

    You're that Coolbreeze dude who's been posting all over all the blogs ALL day, aren't you? Take a break, go outside and learn a little tolerance, won't you?

    February 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • anti troll guy

      that was the worst attempt at trolling today. coolbreeze seems to be a stand up guy. that was so lame that I even had to laugh at that one. keep trying, little buddy.

      February 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sickofthehate

    Justin Timberlake is a Klan, he beat up his black manager and said no n-er will manager him. He stated that his family are all white southerns that belong to the Klan. This is racist, I am sick of them targeting black famous people they did this to Micheal and Whitney. I don't see them doing this to white people in the public eye. Beyonce and Jay have not given their baby picture of sell to the media but direct to their fans. What this redneck have to do with this black couple?

    February 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • lacpeb

      to sickofthehate: If you are, indeed, sick of the hate, why are you spewing it? I fail to see how Justin Timberlake's role in this comedic sketch is rascist on Timberlake's part. In anything, the Beyonce and Jay-Z characters were mildly putting down white people. But...it's freaking comedy...so LET IT GO, sickofthehate. Besides, what do you really know about Timberlake's regard for blacks. Did you hear it from him first hand, or did you read about it in an exploitive rag or, worse yet, on the internet. It sounds to me like you may be overdue on taking your lithium.

      February 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Justin is in absolutely no way a racist ! You need to put your energy into something a little bit more productive and positive i think.

      February 21, 2012 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Aleeya

      sickofthehate = raving lunatic

      February 21, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. San Jose

    Great skit and episode. I love all the surprise guests that were on... so funny!

    February 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • kr

      all of a sudden, i cannot play this video on any website, snl, yahoo or utube,.. what up

      February 20, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |

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