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Jonah Hill Cuddles Leonardo DiCaprio, Channels Joaquin Phoenix On Saturday Night Live

Submitted by on January 27, 2014 – 9:26 am5 Comments
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After a shaky start to 2014, Saturday Night Live was back to good form this week with host Jonah Hill. The Oscar-nominee for The Wolf of Wall Street returned to his comedic routes with strong, silly sketches, while also leading a series of high profile cameos.

The night began with what might be getting the most attention of all: a surprise appearance from Hill’s Wolf co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. During Hill’s opening monologue, DiCaprio emerged to put an end to Hill’s grandstanding, and encourage him to be himself. The duo also re-enacted one of DiCaprio’s most famous and parodied movie moments, from Titanic.

Hill also aimed at Oscar gold with a digital short parodying the Spike Jonze/Joaquin Phoenix nominee, Her. In a spoof entitled “Me,” Hill falls in love with an operating system with his own voice and personality, instead of that of a sultry Scarlett Johansson.

The short includes a version of the scene from Her where Theodore and Samantha employ a human surrogate for sex. The person playing the surrogate is pretty hilarious,  but I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Oddly enough, this isn’t Her‘s first SNL connection. In the film, Theodore memorably engages in phone sex with a random partner with a thing for dead cats. The partner is voiced by SNL alum Kristen Wiig (not to mention a brief voice cameo from Bill Hader in the same scene).

This was a good week for parodies of Her. A popular fake trailer making the rounds on the internet imagined the film with a female protagonist instead- and an OS voiced by a perpetually high Seth Rogen.

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