If Sean Connery, Justin Bieber and Matthew McConaughey were ever actually on ‘Jeopardy’, we hope that it would go exactly like this. For ‘SNL’s 40th Anniversary, the beloved ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ skit was revamped with some familiar faces — and some new ones too!
It wouldn’t have been a celebration of the last 40 years of Saturday Night Live without Will Ferrell throwing on a grey wig to channel Alex Trebek once more for an outstanding Celebrity Jeopardy sketch. And he was joined by none other than the amazing Sean Connery, Tony Bennett, and Burt Reynolds. Or, you know, the amazing people who play those characters! Check out the skit here — it’s not to be missed.
Celebrity Jeopardy Skit For ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Skit
Turd Ferguson lives again! Kicking off the night’s festivities was an incredible reunion of some of the best celebrity impersonators ever to work on SNL, past and present. Things started off with a celebrity panel consisting of Kate McKinnon‘s Justin Bieber, Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett and the beloved Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery, who once again couldn’t get a damn category right, confusing the “Who Reads” category for “WHORE ADS.” Ha! But Justin bore the brunt of Trebek’s teasing, mainly because he couldn’t stop calling Alex ‘girl.’ You know how it is!
But the fun didn’t stop there! Soon, the panel of contestants started to grow beyond the normal three. Jim Carrey popped on to do a spot on impression of Matthew McConaughey (and his inner monologue) and Taran Killam as a sassy Christoph Waltz. But there was one more person needed to make the moment complete — Norm Macdonald as Turd Ferguson — er, Burt Reynolds!
‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary: Norm MacDonald Returns
Celebrity Jeopardy has become synonymous with his unique portrayal of the Smokey and the Bandit star and honestly, the skit wouldn’t have been the same without him — or his 10 gallon yellow hat, which he so rightfully smashed onto Will’s head at the end of the sketch. Hilarious!
Well, Hollywoodlifers — was it everything you could’ve wanted and more? Did the reunion live up to your dreams and expectations?
— Dina Sartore-Bodo