“This is my fifth time hosting ‘SNL,'” says a proud Scarlett Johansson during her “Saturday Night Live” monologue. “The last time I hosted was in 2015 when the most upsetting thing in the news was that ‘Mad Men’ was ending.” Johansson then introduces a clip package of her prior moments on the show, but all of the scenes are dominated by Kenan Thompson, who supposedly edited the montage together. Watch Johansson’s fifth “SNL” monologue above.
Kate McKinnon, Johansson’s co-star in the upcoming film “Rough Night,” joins her and talks about seeing her at last month’s Oscars. “I didn’t see you there, I’m sorry,” notes a confused Johansson. And McKinnon responds, “Well, it was my first time there and apparently there are tiers. You are in a tier that I think is higher because I tried to get your attention at one point and I was tased.” When Johansson confesses that she went to Vanity Fair’s Oscar after-party, McKinnon deadpans that she instead attended the Purina Dog Show meet-and-greet.
Thompson later came out on stage in an expensive purple dinner jacket to induct Johansson into the show’s iconic Five-Timers Club. “In honor of your fifth time hosting, we have a very special Five-Timers jacket just for you,” Kenan says. “Now, let us sing the sacred and solemn Five-Timers song that has been sung since the show began.” McKinnon, Thompson and the “SNL” band then sing a riff on the catchy Subway TV commercials, replacing the lyrics “five dollar footlong” with “five times hosting.”
Johannson first hosted “SNL” in 2006 with musical guest Death Cab for Cutie. She made her second appearance as emcee in 2007 with Bjork. Her third gig was in 2010 alongside Arcade Fire. And she last hosted with music from Wiz Khalifa in 2015. What did you think of Johannson’s fifth “Saturday Night Live” appearance with musical guest Lorde? Sound off in the comments section below.
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