OK, not to be horrible and speculative, but tonight is Justin Timberlake's fifth time hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live, and that's a big deal. Tom Hanks once described the fifth time as "the most special of all," and, lo, Hanks and other five-timers may be making an appearance tonight.
Five times is a special number in the world of SNL hosts. It means you've made it in this crazy world of ours. You get mentioned in the same breath as SNL legends like Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Elliot Gould, Buck Henry, Candice Bergen, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken. And people are excited for Timberlake! They're waiting out in snow storms. He's getting breathless blog buzz leading into tonight's show.
So, in that sketch we have Martin, Hanks, Simon and Elliot Gould. The sketch even takes a shot at Chevy Chase! And it just so happens those guys are lounging around the SNL playground the day before another young whipper-snapper gets inducted into their super cool club? Call us crazy, but we'd bet our life savings that Hanks will be teaching Timberlake the 'one, two, three, four, five, you're great!' handshake before the opening credits roll tonight.
Update: Yep, they did.