SNL's Daniel Radcliffe Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel

[Daniel Radcliffe showed off a convincing American accent, took an obligatory turn as Harry Potter, and paid tribute to the assortment of actors (Bill Hader, Hugh Jackman, Rachel Dratch...) who have played Harry Potter on SNL over the years. Musical guest Lana Del Rey performed "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans" (provoking a harsh reaction from the Twitterverse.)]

Some highlights...

Hogwart's Castle, 2020—ten years after graduation, Harry Potter can't stop hanging around. (With Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer as happy couple Hagrid and Luna, Paul Brittain as Malfoy, dropping his kid off at school, and Bill Hader as the portrait of Severus Snape):

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Casey Anthony's stressed-out Yorkshire Terrier (Daniel Radcliffe) drops by weekend update ("I think perhaps the dog adoption process could be slightly more diligent"...)

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Theater-goers of the future look back at life in 2012 (when people still had to use the bathroom, and before Taylor Swift had assassinated anyone...)

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You Can Do Anything!—mediocre but supremely confident Millennials show off their "talents" on an all-new TV show. ("I'm what you call 'Twitter-famous'"...)

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'Headz Up' from World-Tel—the app that tunes in so you don't have to:

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Also: Germaphobe Dave (Daniel Radcliffe) plays Spin the Bottle with a bunch of hobos; Ricky Gervais (Jason Sudeikis) gets some new hosting gigs (including the Kids Choice Awards, the Westminster Dog Show, and the Philadelphia Flower Show); and Kristin Wiig waylays New Hampshire primary voter Daniel Radcliffe for an unusual exit poll.

NEXT, on FEBRUARY 4: Channing Tatum, with musical guest Bon Iver.

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