How are Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone like puppies? The answer is, like cute baby animals, they’re both adorable on their own, but their winsomeness grows exponentially when they’re together.
This was demonstrated on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, when Garfield was joined onstage by his “
The second-most adorable couple on the show, of course, was Garfield and Coldplay frontman
Scenes like this showcased Garfield’s talents as host, demonstrating his ability to be high-energy and goofy, but also to hang back and not be a ham in every scene. In “Celebrity Family Feud,” he was the former, spoofing an intense, camera-hungry Justin Timberlake. (That sketch had a lot of good lines, like Steve Harvey telling Drake that “Canada is just French for Chicago” and saying that Russell Crowe’s singing is like “getting yelled at by your butcher.”)
Garfield was able to play it straighter in “Beygency,” a scene written for anybody who has ever felt like an outsider for believing that Beyoncé is merely very good instead of great, very beautiful instead of gorgeous, better-than-average instead of flaw-free. In the video, Garfield is hunted by an mysterious agency for refusing to agree with some friends that Beyoncé is the best performer in history, briefly being joined by Kiefer Sutherland and
The whole episode was kicked off by a Garfield-free cold open that addressed the
Next week “SNL” returns live with its penultimate episode of the year, with Charlize Theron as host and the Black Keys as musical guest.