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October 21, 2012 / jhsaeger

Bruno Mars Brings A Fresh Energy In SNL Double Dip

    Pop star Bruno Mars brought an infectious energy as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last evening. The 27-year-old Hawaiian soul singer made his second appearance on SNL following a spot as a musical guest two seasons ago. In his acting debut as a host yesterday evening he became one of the better masters of ceremonies that the show has seen so far this season.
            After a solid monologue set to song, Mars made his formal debut as an actor as a short-skirted teen on a Springer-esque talk show. On the following sketch, Mars showed off his acting chops as a Pandora intern who desperately tossed off snippets of Green Day, Aerosmith, Katy Perry, and Michael Jackson to save the internet radio station. The singer also held his own on sketches as a mascot going through some tough times, a robotic haunted house prop, and an eccentric innkeeper who was terrified of a yeti.
            Mars and his very entertaining band continued the refreshing energy that they brought to the show by performing two solid takes of a jiving “Locked Out Of Heaven” and an emotional new song from his forthcoming album, Unorthodox Jukebox, “Young Wild Girls”

            Other highlights of the show included a well-construed Presidential Debate sketch starring Jason Sudekis, Jay Pharoah, and a mustachioed Tom Hanks. Cast member Bill Hader also succumbed to a fit of laughter as he barely made it through the season debut of his hilarious pet character Stefon.
            SNL will take a break on October 27th, but is slated to return on November 3rdwith comedian Louis C.K. as the host and hipster superstars Fun as the musical guest. 

Bruno Mars’ Opening Monologue:

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