Timberlake mocks Chavez: On “Saturday Night Live,” musician and actor Justin Timberlake join the cast on SNLL in the cold-open that mocked Hugo Chavez, the recently deceased Venezuelan president.
The skit saw Timberlake impersonating Elton John. In the sketch, Timberlake changes the lyrics of “Candle in the Wind” to properly lampoon the criticism that was often associated with Chavez.
“You said the U.S. causes earthquakes and you outlawed Coke Zero. And on your shoulder sat your parrot with a matching red beret,” Timberlake sang at a piano.
Timberlake also made reference to the fact that Chavez was president of a country known for being a kidnapping capital.
Soon after Timberlake mocked Chavez, viewers were greeted to the show’s monologue. In the monologue, Timberlake opted not to sing surprisingly. Instead, he showed us what life is like for people who have repeatedly hosted SNL (Saturday was Justin’s fifth time).
The sketch then saw well know SNL cast and hosting vets return to the show, including Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Dan Aykrod, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, and Chevy Chase.
The very next sketch, Timberlake resurrected his “D*** in the Box” character alongside Andy Samberg.