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Chris Hemsworth Tries ‘Dirty Dancing’ In First ‘SNL’ Promos — Watch

Wed, March 4, 2015 9:49am EDT by 1 Comment

Chris Hemsworth is hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Mar. 7 and, if it goes half as well as these promos, well it may not go that well. Watch the hilarious clips now to see what we mean!

“Swoon” doesn’t even begin to cover this. Prior to his hosting gig on Saturday Night LiveChris Hemsworth is showing off his finest Dirty Dancing skills. Turns out? They aren’t that great. See him, uh, get down with Kate McKinnon in these promo clips, as well as reveal his secret powers!

Chris Hemsworth’s SNL Promos

This may shock you to hear, but Chris has never seen Dirty Dancing.

In this promo, cast member Kate has a proposition for Chris. “Chris, there’s something I’ve always wanted to do and you’re the perfect host,” she says. “I want to attempt the Dirty Dancing lift.”

“Sure, yeah!” Chris says, totally game. Little does Kate know, though, Chris has no idea what that tricky move actually entails.

The funny lady backs up to get a running start, then charges towards him at which point he is supposed to lift her up from her ribcage and extend his arms overhead. What actually happens? Chris puts Kate in (what looks like) a very tight chokehold and grins ear to ear for several seconds before Kate figures it out. “You’ve never seen Dirty Dancing have you?”

“No,” Chris responds. Honestly Chris, we’d let you chokehold us any day of the week!

Chris’s Secret Powers

The rest of Chris’s promos are just as hilarious– and dreamy. Kate asks Chris about winter storm Thor, which is set to take New York City and which also has to be the name of one of Chris’s most well known roles.

“Hey Chris there’s a snowstorm coming called Winter Storm Thor, did you have something to do with that?” Kate asks, laughing at her own cleverness.

“Yes,” Chris responds , matter-of-factly. “Watch this,” he adds, with a snap of his fingers, initiating a light snowfall, right there in studio 8H.

Looks, talent and the ability to make it snow? Chris is officially the most perfect guy ever.

What do you think of Chris’s SNL promos? How do you think he’ll do as host?

— Casey Mink