4:16am PT by Jethro Nededog
'Saturday Night Live': Katy Perry Hosts, Alec Baldwin Gets Last Laugh on American Airlines (Video)
Pop star Katy Perry appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live this week for the first time as its host. And if anyone thought the sketch show would take it easy on her, they were wrong. Plus, Alec Baldwin made a guest appearance to give another jab to American Airlines, which kicked him off of a flight earlier this week.
Perry seemed a bit nervous during the opening monologue, but thankfully a crew of cast members didn’t let her go it alone. They posed as folks from her hometown who inspired her songs and, yes, she almost kissed a girl (Kristen Wiig, who was dressed in a blue wig and outfit with ice cream cones for breasts, which mirrored Perry’s often outlandish style).
The singer-turned-host appeared in at least nine sketches during the 90-minute show portraying herself on a Finnish talk show that has a clip for everything (even the future), Christina Aguilera in a parody of the movie, New Years Eve, recent musical guest Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, a ballsy Pippa Middleton, among others.
She was particularly funny as the “loving version of racist” Hello Kitty collector in a spoof on college TV and people who take their love of Japanese pop culture to extremes. Watch the J-Pop Talk Show below.
Baldwin made a surprise visit to throw one more jab at American Airlines after booting him from a flight earlier this week. He played the plane’s pilot who came on to "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers to apologize to the actor for throwing him off the plane. That’s one way to get the last laugh. Take a look a the sketch below.
Perry’s opening act on her tour, Robyn, was the musical guest this week. The Swedish singer had a big dance hit here in the U.S. in the late-90s, "Do You Know (What It Takes)." And let's just say she brought dance choreography to a whole new level on the show. Watch below.