Tonight marked the night SNL fans had been waiting all month for as the pre-Christmas show featured not only guest host Jimmy Fallon but musical guest Justin Timberlake as well. But before any of the fun could start, we needed to get through the opening of the show which has been notably hit and miss so far this season.
After a strong start with the cold opens, the show has set of buzzed through them quickly to get more of the guest host in the show. This week could have really gone either way as Jimmy Fallon will be all over the show and it wouldn’t have been surpassing to see the cold open run long and feature not only Fallon but Timberlake as well.
The duo indeed showed up as a pair of rapping wrapping paper rolls. We pretty much got an idea of what kind of show this would be right off the bat and the tone has been set for what should be an awesome show. An interesting highlight was a woman who wouldn’t stop screaming about Justin Timberlake every time there was a phase in the sketch. Hopefully we will do without that for the rest of the night.
No matter how you feel about the cold open to the show, the fact of the matter still remains that Fallon and Timberlake are going to fill up our pre-Christmas SNL night and that’s really the greatest gift we could have asked for.