VIDEO: Will Ferrell, all-star cast in 100th ‘SNL’ digital short


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Will Ferrell’s hosting job on ‘Saturday Night Live’ has drawn some mixed reviews on Twitter. But viewers seem near-united in acclaim for the all-star video clip that celebrated the 100th ‘Digital Short’ shown on NBC’s comedy-variety program.

Produced by the Lonely Island troupe that includes ‘SNL’ cast member Andy Samberg, the 100th vid included walk-ons by Jon Hamm, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Michael Bolton, Justin Bieber, Usher and others. The basic premise - which included a bleeped-out obscenity - was that the Digital Short crew should give itself a, er, pat on the back by reprising some of their greatest hits, such as ‘I’m on a Boat’ and ‘The Creep.’


Twitter reaction was swift and almost uniformly positive. ‘Lonely Island just killed it,’ tweeted @michaelabartos. ‘Nothing short of amazing,’ added another viewer.

What did you think of the short and the rest of Ferrell’s ‘SNL’ episode?


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