Lady Gaga takes the stage on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, pulling double duty as host and musical guest.
In a run of “SNL” promos touting her upcoming stint, the “ARTPOP” singer — decked out in a fancy black dress, blonde bob and a memorable hat — and Kenan Thompson do their best to bring a united front. Thompson even tries to win Gaga over by wearing a meat watch, a reference to the 2010 meat dress that she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards.
“Just be yourself!” Gaga insists. So what does he do? Take a bite out of the lunch meat. “Maybe don’t be yourself …” Gaga trails off.
In another promo, Thompson and Gaga tackle issues surrounding weight. Thompson is seen talking to a lamp with a blonde wig over it, which he mistakes for the “Applause” singer. “Gaga you look just like I remember you,” he says to the lamp. “No Kenan, I’m over here. That’s a lamp,” the real Gaga says. “Wait, what?! No! .. I can’t tell the difference,” Thompson says as he has trouble grasping that fact.
Another spot sees the duo faux-throwing up and having fun with a flashlight (aka Tinker Bell). Check it out:
- This article first appeared on THR.com