Remember When Taylor Swift Shined as 'Saturday Night Live' Host?
Watch some standout clips from Taylor's 2009 hosting gig to start your weekend off right.
It's only January 2nd, so it's not too late for New Year wishes, right?
For this week's Flashback Friday (and probably also influenced by the fact we're still rewatching Taylor Swift's awesome New Year's Eve performances of "Shake It Off" and "Welcome to New York"), we're looking back at Swift's November 2009 hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Months before winning the album of the year Grammy for Fearless and a full year before scoring her first million-plus debut week with Speak Now, Swift was surprisingly funny and self-deprecating on SNL... and we're not-so-secretly hoping for a repeat at some point in 2015.
Not that Swift needs the promotional help (1989 just notched its seventh week at No. 1), but a return to the late-night show as both host and musical guest could be a fun victory lap for her -- and a real treat for viewers. During her 2009 post-Kanyegate appearance, Swift sang a goofy monologue song (which, natch, she wrote herself), showed off her skills as a potential BFF, and even managed a killer Bella Swan impression.
Just picture what Swift could tackle in her return: a meeting of some kind of silly Secret Celebrity BFF Club (Lorde and/or Lena Dunham would make cameos, of course), or perhaps she could spoof her life under the microscope with some kind of send-up of the paparazzi. She could even tackle the rumors and headlines about her personal life as a contestant on a dating game show called #Thirsty.
Start your weekend with a laugh, and watch a few of her old highlights below.
Personal note to Ms. Swift: Please may we get a repeat this year? If not, thank goodness for YouTube (and Flashback Friday).