SNL's Scarlett Johansson Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel
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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.

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"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:

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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..."):

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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:

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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...):

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

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