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May 19th, 2014
Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany put her talent for accents to good use during this weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live. With former castmember and current star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg serving as host for the evening, there of course were some noteworthy Digital Shorts. Samberg enlisted the help of Maslany to play a heartbroken British woman at the beginning of a video, titled Hugs.
Hugs is the latest hilarious song by The Lonely Island, which featured vocals from hitmaker Pharrell. The trio and Pharrell sang about women becoming too attached to men after a simple hug. Women be crazy, amirite fellas? You know.
The video also featured a cameo from SNL alum Maya Rudolph, who was one of many special guests that popped up during the star-studded finale, including 2 Chainz, Paul Rudd, Martin Short, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers.
In addition to Hugs, Samberg and Lil Jon also starred in the Digital Short Let The Bass Drop, where everything people hate about EDM culture was succinctly displayed in two minutes.
We’d be remiss to not discuss the cold opening for the show, which kicked off one of the strongest episodes of SNL in recent memory. The live sketch series skipped the usual political focus for its opening and instead showed the world what really happened between Jay Z and Solange at the Met Gala. TBH, I’m here for Jay Pharoah’s impressions and Rudolph as Beyoncé.Tweet