2. Weekend Update (2008)
Back in ’08, Timberlake was on board to host SNL‘s Thanksgiving episode — then had to back out at the last minute. Thankfully, he made up for canceling with a surprise appearance on the show the week before he was scheduled to host. Timberlake stopped by the Weekend Update desk to break the bad news — then gave a detailed play-by-play of what would have happened if he could have hosted after all. In just three minutes, Timberlake generated more laughs than some hosts manage in an entire night. (His Don Pardo impression ain’t half bad either.) And as icing on the cake, he did the “Single Ladies” dance with musical guest Beyoncé later that night.
1. “Dick in a Box” (2006)
The Digital Short that’s largely responsible for Timberlake’s stellar hosting reputation is still as funny as you remember — and maybe even funnier, because that annoying guy in your office probably stopped making references to it years ago. It’s JT’s finest SNL moment — in a box!
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