• Nov 12, 2009
Taylor Swift hosts Saturday Night Live - Click above to watch the video

Allow us to make a couple admissions. It's our opinion that with the notable exception of Celebrity Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live hasn't been funny since Belushi. Before she got upstaged by an apparently off-his-meds Kanye West, we thought Taylor Swift was a dry cleaner. That said, it's understandable that we had extremely low hopes (like, none) for a SNL sketch involving the young Miss Swift to be watchable, let alone funny.

But guess what? Us old dudes was wrong, way wrong! She's not only funny, but apparently installed a camera in our little sister's bedroom circa 1991. Talk about the perfect ensconced in misery, unhappy to be alive 15-year-old girl. And her reaction to the dangers of driving during the birds and the bees speech, well, just watch for yourself, after the jump.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I may be in the minority, but I believe each week SNL does at least one thing funny. This was one of them. However to me it's regular SNL nothing special.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I understand it's an autoblog and all, but you guys really hadn't heard of Taylor Swift before the MTV awards?
        • 5 Years Ago
        i was a little surprised too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        montoym,

        you realize you're vigorously defending someone who isn't even aware you exist, right?

        I will never figure out the whole "celebrity worship" thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At least I didn't.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Taylor who?
        • 5 Years Ago
        If she had ever been on Disney before, you might have a point. However, instead she actually posesses a fair amount of talent and writes the majority (if not all) of her own songs as well.

        I'm stealing from wikipedia here, but Taylor Swift has managed, with only 2 studio albums, to have more Top 40 hits than any other female artist this decade. No small feat considering the competition.

        I'll be honest, I don't own any of her albums and I maybe know 1 or 2 of her songs, but to equate her with some Disney cookie-cutter act is selling her terribly short.

        I also learned on that wiki page that she was active in a kids sketch comedy group as a child. Apparently, she has some natural comedic talent as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I liked the "scared straight" clip where they have a brief discussion about back to the future, check it out :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Taylor Swift is hot and funny.
      She was great on SNL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since Autoblog is on the internets, and thus reaches a worldwide audience, wouldn't it be more prudent of you guys to use a video service that allows itself to be viewed by said worldwide audience? Just sayin'...
        • 5 Years Ago
        your not missing much
        • 5 Years Ago
        There's a YouTube version but it's crappy visuals...some dude recording it off his monitor. I like how they made her look so short in the car, considering she's 5'11".

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke3A9xGHwFE
        • 5 Years Ago
        Indeed. Hulu is saying Im not American enough... they might have a point there.

        Anyway, Autoblog has had no issue with posting Top Gear scenes before so...
        • 5 Years Ago
        me too. Het when the "video not avaliable in your country" or similars appear.

        tsc tsc... Very lame, Autoblog.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thing is, they used the source that they grabbed the video from.

        It would expose them to legal trouble if they rehosted the video without permission.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you need a Canadian link Global's got you covered (if this doesn't work outside of Canada I'm sorry but at least there will be an irony about the name).

        http://www.globaltv.com/entertainment/videos/index.html?releasePID=_T0iQ0i0WkLLD_pMALTIt63Pzd6OBKG2

        Also I must say that while I found Swifts performance in almost every other sketch unwatchable, I have to say I have enjoyed SNL these past years (I believe its in its '5th golden age') and the cast (Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, and my personal favorite: Kristen Wiig) is top notch
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm with ^this^ person
      • 5 Years Ago
      Her singing or her general acting didn't thrill me. But her comedic timing and delivery or whatever those qualities that set comedy apart were really good. I was impressed with that more than anything else. It was the most SNL I've watched in over a decade. I'd be surprised if she didn't get offers for some sizable comedy rolls in the near future.
        • 5 Years Ago
        wouldnt go that far, ryan reynolds episode was the best of the season and he was an actual actor; taylor swift was really stiff and basically reading lines, more courtesy laugh than genuine lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      VW passes Toyota as top automaker.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ok... what does that have to do with the post??
      • 5 Years Ago
      "It's our opinion that with the notable exception of Celebrity Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live hasn't been funny since Belushi."

      +8
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yo Autoblog, I'm'a let you finish, but I gotta say Left Lane News had the best article ever.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LLN is underrated. I never see anybody refer to it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok, Taylor Swift may suck but come on, Kanye West is the worst one out there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Really? Kanye's just as useless as she is.....
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