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SNL Gives Us A Warning Preview Of Ricky Gervais Hosting The Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais has been asked back to host the 2012 Golden Globes, and SNL gave us an idea of how that might go with Jason Sudeikis doing a serviceable Gervais impression. The usual jokes were made, with Gervais seeming more tickled his sense of humor than anyone else in the room. Certainly the celebrities at the Golden Globes could handle his truth bombs, but what might Ricky Gervais hosting the “Kids’ Choice Awards” look like? Hint: there would be jokes about Selena Gomez needing a green card.

Gervais’s self-satisfaction and sneering brand of humor are certainly ripe for mocking, but this impression felt a little bit thin, and sending Gervais to emcee dog and flower shows were riffs on the exact same joke. And a bit about getting shot at hosting the BRT Awards? What is this, 1997? (Nailed it. I should host the Golden Globes!)

You can watch the full sketch here via NBC:

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