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Bon Iver singer liked Justin Timberlake's 'SNL' spoof

A bearded, tweed-bedecked Justin Timberlake played Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon on "Saturday Night Live" last night in a sketch where Beyoncé (host Maya Rudolph) and Jay-Z (played by Jay Pharoah) field a parade of celebrity visitors for their new baby.

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Perhaps concerned that he'd offended the mellow folk-rockers, who had served as the "SNL" musical guest just two episodes ago, Timberlake held up a large sign professing his love for Bon Iver during the show's closing credits.

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Timberlake needn't have worried, as Justin Vernon rapturously tweeted about the portrayal soon afterwards: "holy sh**, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing! Also, Maya Rudolph saying 'bon iver' is enough. I can die now!!!"

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Feb 21, 2012 9:54AM
Maya Rudolph does do a great Whitney Houston, she actually did a few weeks ago, before Whitney's untimely death. Considering she appeared on SNL on the day of Whitney's funeral, it was probably considered too soon. However, she did an amazing job hosting!! And any time Justin Timberlake appears, he is hilarious. He is an unofficial cast member, and deservedly so! I was excited to see him, as he was unable to appear on the Jimmy Fallon-hosted episode!
Feb 21, 2012 6:06AM

Have to admit I didn't used to be a JT fan but I am now.  He is a great actor with a great sense of timing for comedy.   I never miss an SNL when he is appearing.

Feb 20, 2012 12:50PM
JT gets better & better. I've been a fan of his since Alpha Dogs.
Feb 20, 2012 11:59AM
JT does have MAD skills. Anything he does is entertaining. and i'm an old dude.
Feb 20, 2012 11:36AM
Never was a JT fan when he was in the whole boy band gig. Since then though I have to admit, dude has mad skills. Im a huge SNL fan, and between him and alec baldwin, those two are by far the best hosts I've seen in a long time.
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