Watch Justin Timberlake Play Bon Iver in 'Saturday Night Live' Skit
After sending up Super Bowl performers M.I.A. and LMFAO in last week's episode, "Saturday Night Live" skewered artists like Taylor Swift, Bon Iver and Prince in a skit last night (Feb. 18) in which a handful of celebrities dropped by to visit Jay-Z and Beyonce's new baby, Blue Ivy Carter. Justin Timberlake was on hand to impersonate Justin Vernon, and the results were magical.
Among the sketch's highlights: Prince offering Blue Ivy "a smirk" as his present to her; Angelina Jolie subtly trying to snatch his infant for her own; Nicki Minaj showing up to offer a nightmarish lullaby; and Taylor Swift not being able to say anything, because she was so darn surprised. Timberlake capped the skit off with his take on the Best New Artist winner -- "I was just wandering barefoot in the woods of Wisconsin, and fashioned this guitar out of a canoe," he told the proud parents.
The real Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, professed his delight with the parody on Twitter: "Holy shit, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing! Also, Maya Rudolph saying "bon iver" is enough. I can die now!!!" he wrote on Saturday night.
Along with the appearances by host Maya Rudolph and Timberlake, Sleigh Bells performed a pair of tracks from their forthcoming sophomore effort, "Reign of Terror." Watch "Comeback Kid" and "End of the Line" below.