Bruno Mars proved that he is quite the Renaissance man on Saturday night, bringing his doo-wop finesse and comedy prowess to the notoriously critical “Saturday Night Live” stage as both host and musical talent. And viewers were clearly in agreement — the episode holds the highest ratings for the show’s 38th season. To celebrate, we’ve compiled our top three moments from Bruno Mars’ stint on “SNL.”
The “SNL” monologue is crucial in setting the tone for the evening, and Bruno Mars killed it. Using his signature crooning vocal style, Bruno reveals his hosting trepidation, “Why am I here? I don’t understand. I’ve never done a show like this. No, I’m not a comedian. Will I someday regret this? Is it a terrible mistake? Can I put aside my fears? Can I be like Timberlake?” Mars pokes fun at his crazy hair and admits before breaking it down, ” ’Cause I’ve been on giant stages all around the world, but underneath this trendy suit hides a scared Filipino.”
Bruno Mars as Pandora Intern
Mars plays Devin, an unassuming intern at Pandora Internet Radio who takes over the Green Day, Aerosmith, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson radio stations when the power goes out at headquarters. Mars’ imitation of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is hilariously dead-on.
Backed by strings and rocking Ray-Ban Clubmasters, Mars debuts “Young Girls.” The song comes from his upcoming album, Unorthodox Jukebox, for which he released the artwork Monday (October 22). He cries, “All you young, wild girls make a mess of me. Yeah, you young, wild girls, you’ll be the death of me.”
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