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- Posted on Feb 19th 2012 10:45AM by Kenneth Partridge
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"Sorry I'm late," Timberlake-as-Vernon says, apologizing to Jay-Z and Beyonce (played by host Maya Rudolph) for being late to a party thrown in honor of their newborn baby, Blue Ivy. "I was just wandering barefoot in the woods of Wisconsin. I fashioned this guitar out of a canoe, and I wrote this song for your baby."
In his high-school-English-teacher suit and thinning-hair wig, Timberlake certainly looked the part. He sounded like Vernon, too, singing in an unintelligible falsetto over finger-picked guitar. He joked that his music would be just the thing to knock young Blue Ivy out, and indeed, after a few bars, he fell victim to his own drowsy crooning and conked out. It's a shame, since Andy Samberg, Jay and B's "white butler," had really been feeling it.
Vernon, who might not seem like the good-sport sort, was feeling it, too. Taking to twitter, he praised the 'SNL' gang for the skit, which also featured Fred Armisen as Prince and Kristen Wiig as Taylor Swift.
"holy s---, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing!" Vernon tweeted. "Also, Maya Rudolph saying 'bon iver' is enough. I can die now!!!"