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Imagine How Bad a Justin Bieber Hosted "Saturday Night Live" Might Be. Now Triple It

By Dustin Rowles | TV Reviews | February 10, 2013 | Comments ()

The only truly good sketch of the night is unbelievably not available for embed, and one wonders if Bieber's publicists are the reason: Involving a slew of Justin Bieber doubles, the entire sketch was devoted to making fun of Bieber, and Sudeikis seemed to take a little extra joy out of reducing Bieber to an untalented, one-note musician who looked like a lesbian. Kudos to Bieber for approving the sketch, and later on -- in "The Miley Cyrus Show" -- making a lesbian haircut joke at his own expense.

The 50's Romance Grease-Style sketch wasn't the worst, although -- like every sketch last night -- it suffered because the Bieber fangirls out in the audience wouldn't stop squealing every time Bieber sang a note, looked at the camera, or broke character.

Speaking of breaking character, my favorite sketch -- besides the one that isn't embeddable -- was Protective Brother wasn't actually very funny, except for the fact that Taran Killam was trying his best to browbeat Bieber Will-Ferrell style until he broke. It didn't take much (but again, Bieber laughing only elicited more fangirl screams).

A Valentine's Message from Justin Bieber could've been funnier if they'd pushed it a little further, but Moynihan's Taco character robbed the sketch of any real possibility.

At least the show ended on a somewhat positive note, with the return of Jay Pharoah's Principal Frye, "attention ladies and gentleman-ing" through a Valentine's Dance.

Unfortunately, even Weekend Update was lackluster last night, although Seth Meyer's reaction to his own Honey Boo Boo joke was the single best moment of the night.

There was also a Bieber monologue. Do yourself a favor and don't watch it.

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