Monday, June 24, 2024

SNL Geezer Surprises: Madonna Snaps in Bite Plate, Barry Gibb Has Long White Hair


“Saturday Night Live” had plenty of surprises last night, but the most shocking ones were from the Dept. of Aging. Beloved BeeGee Barry Gibb showed up for a singalong with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake sporting long white hair. In his heyday Barry had carefully coiffed chestnut locks, which Fallon imitates in the segment. Barry is only 67, maybe he should update his look. His falsetto is intact, though, and it was great to see him.

Madonna made an appearance in that segment for absolutely no reason. Dour, dressed in a man’s three piece suit, her hair styled like she was from Staten Island, Madonna was the only one of three visiting pop stars (counting her, Gibb, and Paul McCartney) who didn’t sing. Instead she mumbled some nonsense. And then in the middle of the scene she popped in what looked like braces, a retainer, or possible false teeth. It was very strange. As for the singing, she couldn’t even harmonize with Fallon and Timberlake.

McCartney, of course, remains the class act. He just strolled into Fallon’s opening monologue and knocked off “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” That was lovely.

Fallon and Timberlake, the musical guest for the night, ruled the show. They’ve become their own Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Fallon’s energy and his depth of talent is pretty stunning. He’s going to have a very youthful, fun “Tonight” show. Timberlake’s comedy energy and his ability to mimic anyone remains impressive. He still must be wondering why he’s not being coronated on the Grammys this year. Something there really went wrong.

As for Madonna, I just don’t get it.

Jimmy Fallon – Barry Gibb Talk Show – SNL 12-21-13 by IdolxMuzic

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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