SNL's Scarlett Johansson Episode: 5 Best Scenes

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>[Scarlett Johansson's performance was confident and amusing, though the material flagged a bit this week, and she portrayed a few too many characters with brassy New York accents. (The cold open was a retread of Bill Hader as a loopy Chinese president Hu Jintao, inquiring—via translator Nasim Pedrad—when China will get its 800 billion dollars back.)]

Some highlights...

Movie trailer spoof: Unstoppable, featuring a dead-on Denzel Washington impression by Jay Pharoah.



"Hollywood Dish" reporters Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader are back, and can't keep straight faces as they perform their weird interview schtick on Scarlett Johansson:



George W. Bush (Jason Sudeikis) and Kanye West (Jay Pharoah) drop by Weekend Update to celebrate their newfound friendship. ("He interrupted Taylor Swift at an awards show; I interrupted how well our country was doing for eight years..."):



A look at how 11-year-old child actresses Laura Parsons (Vanessa Bayer) and Amanda Star (Scarlett Johansson) won the roles of a lifetime as the adult gay cowboys in Brokeback Mountain:



Digital Short: The winners of this year's Model UN competition present the General Assembly with their thoughts on world history (with some help from Arcade Fire...):



NEXT WEEK: Anne Hathaway, with musical guest Florence + The Machine.

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After college she took what was intended to be a temporary summer position securing electronic rights to articles from The Atlantic's archive for use online. Intrigued by The Atlantic's rich history and the creative possibilities in helping to launch a digital edition of the magazine on the Web, she soon joined The Atlantic full time. As the site's former executive editor, she was involved in everything from contributing reviews, author interviews, and illustrations, to hosting message boards and producing a digital edition of The Atlantic for the Web.

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