Saturday Night Live kicked off the season 48 premiere with a bang when it came to the Adam Levine and Armie Hammer sexting scandals.
Miles Teller was the guest host on the sketch show this past weekend, and he played a game show host in a skit parodying Levine and Hammer’s vile lyrics.
The mock show was called Send Something Normal and asked entertainers to respond to DMs with a “normal” response.
Funny: Saturday Night Live kicked off the Season 48 premiere with a bang when it ripped into the Adam Levine and Armie Hammer sexting scandals
Get it: James Austin Johnson was tapped to portray the troubled Armie Hammer
Miles explained at the beginning of the scene, “The game is very simple. We have four male celebrity contestants and all they have to do is reply to a woman’s DM on Instagram in a normal way.
For the contestants – which included a portrayal of Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Yang Bowen as himself alongside Adam and Armie – $100 million was at stake.
Mikey Day appeared as the frontman for Maroon 5 while James Austin Johnson took on the heir to the Hammer dynasty.
Levine – who recently admitted to sending inappropriate texts to a woman during his marriage to pregnant model Behati Prinsloo – was prompted to reply to a fan message: “Hey Adam, big fan. Love your music.”
Challenge: Levine – who recently admitted to sending inappropriate texts to a woman during his marriage to pregnant model Behati Prinsloo – was challenged to reply to a female fan who texted him: ‘Hey Adam, big fan. love your music’
‘OK. Difficult choice. Can I see your favorite holiday photo?’ Day responded in his portrayal of the music artist.
After being shown a picture of a woman in a bikini, he decided to DM back: “Holy Moly!” adding: “But I’ve got three more – Holy Moly! Holy crap! Your body makes my penis smile.’
He didn’t quite get it as Miles replied, “All right. I’m sorry Adam You almost made it.”
Next: As for the mock version of Armie, his goal was to reply to a message that said, “Hey Armie, I hope you’re okay.”
As for the mock version of Armie, his goal was to reply to a message that said, “Hey Armie, I hope you’re okay.”
Like Adam, he wasn’t ready for the task of responding “normally” when he hit back, “I want to crack open your bones and suck out the marrow.”
Strangely, the statement was preceded by: “Okay, look, I know I’ve been talked about a lot in the press, but I’ve done a lot of work on myself and changed. So I have my message.’
Hammer, who comes from the Armand Hammer oil dynasty, has been accused of threatening several women with cannibalism when he sexualized eating their meat.
In Character: Miles Teller was the guest host on last weekend’s sketch show, and he played a game show host in a skit parodying Levine and Hammer’s vile lyrics
Meanwhile, Keenan Thompson’s parody of the astrophysicist was tamer as he made nerdy references to science.
He was prompted to reply to a message which read: “Hey Neil. I love your podcast.”
“Oh my god, what lovely news,” a flattered Tyson said at first. Then he decided to write back: “Greetings! When the stars align, you might want to come over and look into my telescope – figuratively speaking.’
Teller asked Neil for clarification, “Are you asking this woman to look inside your penis?” when he coyly replied, “I think that was me.”
His Role: Keenan Thompson was chosen to portray Neil DeGrasse Tyson
And finally, Bowen couldn’t contain his excitement when pop star Dua Lipa slid in his DMs to say, ‘Hey Bow, I’m a huge fan. I’d love to be your friend.’
In a recall moment relating to Adam’s response, he responded, “Hoooly Mooly! Holy crap!
‘Your music makes my penis smile!’
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