On Jan. 26, Adam Levine offered a fresh Saturday Night Live monologue at the top of the show known simply as SNL to the late night viewership at large. During his solo appearance, he wore a swell suit and he moved his hands in a series of huge walrus claps as he took his mark to deliver his well-chosen material.
While the first few words seemed a bit on the nervous side, the Maroon 5 frontman's subsequent assistance in the form of Jerry Seinfeld, Cameron Diaz, and Andy Samberg helped acclimate the celebrated singer who also judges "The Voice."
And speaking of "The Voice," the three luminaries who came to help Levine were presented in a send-up of the NBC show, offering pearls of wisdom based on their own experiences that would, or at least should, enhance Adam's efforts on SNL.
Samberg was first, turning his chair to remind Levine that he should be chosen as mentor since he has been featured in more than "100 digital shorts as well as three live sketches."
Then the SNL alum added, "...and I’ve dealt with my fair share of singers turned actors," mentioning the name "Timberlake' in a timid fashion.
Next to swivel was Justin Timberlake ex-girlfriend, Cameron Diaz. The veteran actress pushed her comedic background, telling Adam that if he really wants to succeed in this genre then he will need to "check [his] pride at the door."
Diaz also recommended that Adam "...take a handful of Ben Stiller’s spooge and stick it right in [his] hair," something she seemingly experienced in the funny film, "There's Something About Mary."
While Samberg admitted he has done just that as a way to appeal to the public, Jerry Seinfeld appeared in the third chair to the delight of Adam Levine. Levine listened closely as the veteran comedian and sitcom star reminisced about his time at NBC as well as his close association with the singer since the two are both Jews.
While all three weighed in on the idea that Adam Levine should or should not take off his shirt on SNL, Levine did not listen to Jerry Seinfeld but instead paid heed to what Cameron Diaz and Andy Samberg advised by stripping off his rip-away suit to stand on stage at the end of the bit, showing off his toned body and his parade tattoos as the inkings glistened under the bright lights of "Saturday Night Live."
Talk about a fun beginning to a really ambitious show that had Adam Levine hosting and had Kendrick Lamar as musical guest.