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Highlights from This Weekend’s SNL, Starring Emma Stone

Photo: Emma Stone SNL interstitial from October 2010

The latest episode of Saturday Night Live was kind of weak, which is too bad, because mothergrabbing Emma Stone was the host. Emma Stone! (She hosted a year ago, too, but still! Emma Stone!)

So none of these clips is laugh-out-loud riotous, but you might hook your thumbs into your pants pockets, nod like a hipster at a Steve Malkmus concert, and just kind of mutter “That’s cool, that’s cool.”

I’m not sure whether “Technology Hump” is safe for work, because it’s pretty unsubtle. It’s probably OK to watch over in the IT department.

Ah! I love it when the Devil (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Weekend Update to talk about current events. The idea of this whole running gag is, not even the Devil can wrap his sweetly devilish little brain around some of the cruelties and evils humanity has devised. In this week’s segment, the Devil is hearing about the Joe Paterno scandal for the very first time.

One of the OKest bits of the night—about the compelling, melancholy power of Adele‘s “Someone Like You”—isn’t available on NBC’s website, presumably because of music licensing. Fortunately for us, somebody recorded the entire sketch from his television using a cell phone or something.

The other Best Bit isn’t online at all, but you can get an idea of how it might have gone.

UPDATE: Oh, here it is! (This version will probably stay online because it is reversed.) The sketch turns into a full-on pastiche of Things the USA Thinks of as French.

Also, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Coldplay’s Chris Martin was perfectly adorable in this Garth and Kat sketch.

I could watch Bill Hader all day! (Especially when Bill Hader gives himself the giggles.) Here he is as Herb Welch, the cranky old newscaster who won’t retire. This character is totally a muppet. Hee!

Anyway, here are almost all the sketches together on a single, slow-loading page.

(Top image via Rachel Goodwin.)

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