8. “Amusement Park Ride” (2011)
The creepy, animatronic Merryville Brothers first appeared when Jim Carrey hosted SNL in January 2011. Four months later, Timberlake proved that he could play a robot just as convincingly as Carrey — leading to a sketch that’s both very funny and technically impressive.
7. “Immigrant Tale” (2009)
Recurring sketches are SNL‘s bread and butter, but often its one-offs are the funniest bits of all. Take, for example, JT’s turn as Cornelius Timberlake — an Irish immigrant who imagines an extravagant life for his great-great-grandson, including a career as a musician famous for his falsetto (“It’s a perfectly normal way to sing!”) and his relationships with beautiful women (“He’ll date a popular female singer. Publicly, they claim to be virgins but, privately, he hit it”).
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