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'SNL': Zooey Deschanel Parodies 'The Artist', Show Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012 01:40:18 GMT

Jean Dujardin and Nicolas Cage make appearance in the episode hosted by the 'New Girl' leading lady, while the late singer is honored with a still of her 1996 appearance on the variety show.


'SNL': Zooey Deschanel Parodies 'The Artist', Show Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston
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Zooey Deschanel brought her "adorkable" "New Girl" persona to "Saturday Night Live" on February 11. Hosting the latest episode of the variety show, she sang a song about a guy who forgets Valentine's Day while playing an ukulele in the monologue.

The "500 Days of Summer" actress later showed her dancing skill in a sketch titled "Les Jeunes de Paris" that parodies "The Artist". Helping her to spoof the Golden Globes-winning movie was none other than the film's lead actor, Jean Dujardin.

In addition to Dujardin, Nicolas Cage made a surprise appearance in "Weekend Update" alongside Andy Samberg. The show's regular, who wore a prosthetic forehead, claimed himself to be real Cage and said the "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" actor was his cloned twin.

In the wake of Whitney Houston's death which was announced just hours before "SNL" aired, the NBC show also paid a silent tribute to the six-time Grammy Award winner by showing a picture of the late singer's 1996 appearance in a sketch of the show alongside Molly Shannon. Meanwhile, Karmin took the stage to perform "Brokenhearted" and "I Told You So".

Zooey Deschanel's monologue:


"The Artist" spoof:


Nicolas Cage in "Weekend Update":


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