Saturday Night Live
has had a good mix this season of newbie hosts and returnees. Some of the first-timers include Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga and, just this past weekend, Jim Parsons.
On March 8, Lena Dunham can be added to that mix when she hosts the sketch comedy show (with musical guest The National). It seems like a given that this would've happened eventually, considering both the popularity and controversy surrounding Girls, the HBO comedy she created and stars in.
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NBC has released a series of promos featuring the actress and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon, who reveals she went on a Girls ride at a theme park. Both start looking nervous as Dunham spills the beans that there is no Girls ride. "What was that then?" she asks. I don't think any of us want to know.
Last week, The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons humorously tried to distinguish himself from his sitcom character, Sheldon Cooper. So it comes as no surprise that SNL would release a promo that features nudity, something that Girls is known for. Except this time, it's actually McKinnon who shows up topless -- the two had coordinated on the phone about wearing the same outfit, but Dunham backed out at the last minute, leaving the SNL cast member to bare it all by herself.
Watch all the promos below to also see the two of them do a "Two Young Feminists" dance, McKinnon pitching a role for herself on Girls and sharing their goals for the week.
Are you looking forward to Lena Dunham hosting SNL this weekend? What are the chances of there being some Girls sketches (or will it only be mentioned in her monologue)? And how many times will either she or a cast member be "nude"?
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:35pm on NBC.
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