Elton John served as both host and musical performer on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend. There were memorable cameos from Tom Hanks and NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
But it was a skit wedged into ‘Weekend Update’ that got the biggest laugh.
Seth Meyers introduced a new segment, ‘Get Into the Cage’, with Nicolas Cage (a recurring, and always amusing impersonation by Andy Samberg) talking craft with another actor, in this case Jake Gyllenhaal – the real one (see video below).
Cage/Samberg demanded to know why he wasn’t in Gyllenhaal’s thriller ‘Source Code’, which opened on Friday.
“Maybe you were too busy,” said a meek Jake.
“No! No!.” thundered Cage, “I’ve made two movies a month for the last five years. I’m never too busy…’
He also lectured Gyllenhaal on the most essential quality for a film actor: an ever-changing hairline, one that recedes and returns like the tide.
What do you think? Should ‘Get Into the Cage’ become a regular sketch on ‘SNL’?