SNL Dress Rehearsal: Justin Timberlake, as Mozart, pokes more fun at his acting career

In this Saturday Night Live sketch that didn't make it past dress rehearsal this weekend, host Justin Timberlake played Mozart — but really played himself, in a sketch reminiscent of the "Immigrant Tale" sketch from episode #34.22 — as Mozart declared he was leaving music for acting.


Only to have his friends remind him of how his upcoming movie (hey, there was a plug!) was suspiciously just like Ashton Kutcher's friends with benefits plot of 2011, and how he didn't get nominated for major awards for his role in The Social Network, the Mickey Mouse Club, and even the Saturday Night Farce. Parts for Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam. Plus a reference to the collaborations between Timberlake and Andy Samberg (who plays Mozart's foil, Salieri), and the fact that they had a third music video planned for the show. And Jason Sudeikis plays J.S. Bach.

To make it fit, though, they would have had to play this early in the show and cut something else (Secret Word?).

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