SNL's Josh Brolin Episode: 5 Best Scenes

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[In one of the strongest episodes of the season, host Josh Brolin was relaxed and versatile, though he appeared only occasionally. Musical guest Gotye performed "Somebody I Used to Know" (with Kimbra) and "Eyes Wide Open" (albeit with eyes mostly closed). According to Maureen Dowd and the Huffington Post, Mitt Romney is mulling an invitation from Lorne Michaels to host a future episode.]

Some highlights...

Digital Short—Steven Spielberg directs and appears in a new installment of Laser Cats. ("We're gonna need a bigger cat...")





Bleached-blond Californians Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen can't keep straight faces as they gaze at themselves in the mirror and discuss freeway directions.





Principal Frye (Jay Pharaoh) is back and attempting to keep things under control at Booker T. Washington High School's Hunger Games-themed prom ("No food, lots of weapons...")





Piers Morgan seeks insight on the Trayvon Martin case from Ice-T (Fred Armisen), Kim Kardashian (Nasim Pedrad), Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (Josh Brolin), and the wire dancer from the Super Bowl halftime show.





Digital short #2—Andy Samberg and Taran Killam visit Gotye's dressing room and bare all in a creative reenactment of his "Somebody I Used to Know" video.





(Presumably for copyright reasons) several of the show's best skits are not online: Curious why Game of Thrones features so many naked ladies and gratuitous sex scenes? Meet thirteen-year-old HBO consultant Adam Friedberg (Andy Samberg); Cold open—GOP rivals Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis), Rick Santorum (Andy Samberg), Rick Perry (Bill Hader), Michele Bachmann (Kristin Wiig), and Herman Cain (Kenan Thompson) reunite at a bar to reminisce about their primary battle and sing verses of Green Day's "Time Campaign of My Life"; and new student Vanessa Bayer learns about Woodbridge High School's mysterious slow-motion hallway (with a "We Got More Bounce in California" soundtrack).

NEXT, on May 5: Eli Manning, with musical guest Rihanna.

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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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