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In SNL News: Daniel Radcliffe’s SNL Promos Unveiled; Zooey Deschanel Slated to Host Next Month

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All you Harry Potter fanatics are probably thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe is due to host Saturday Night Live any minute now.

The wait is almost over! To whet your whistles, here’s Danny with SNL castmember Jason Sudeikis.

Digital Spy: Sudeikis “later encourages Radcliffe to attempt an American accent, although brands Radcliffe’s choice of phrase—“What up, dude, give me some hamburgers and pizza!”—as stereotypical.”

Hee hee. I feel like a lot of folks from the UK have an American go-to voice that is very Texas/Arkansas/Mississippi?!, and it always makes me a little paranoid, because I feel that we mostly do not sound like that. Do people think we sound like this? (Emma Thompson once described the East Coast accent as “chewy,” and I about fainted.)

In other news, Zooey Deschanel is scheduled to host the show’s February 11 episode, the Huffington Post reports.

This means that Abby Elliott will inevitably appear onscreen in a brown wig, strumming a ukulele plaintively, and then Zooey will arrive in a leather jacket, smoking a cigarette and being all disaffected, and she will snarl and tell Abby to take a hike, and that will be when the audience is supposed to laugh.

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  • It works both ways – Americans think English people sound either extremely posh (like the queen) or very cockney (think Dick Van Dykes many attempts!)