Selena Gomez tonight made her debut as host of Saturday Night Live, speaking in her beginning monologue about the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, which has her starring along with Steve Martin and Martin Short, and greater.
Gomez opened her monologue by using noting that growing up, she’d watch the overdue-night time display along with her mother every week. “This is a large moment for me,” she stated. “I truly started outperforming once I became seven, and I’ve been fortunate sufficient to paintings with a few Hollywood icons, [like] Steve Martin, Martin Short and, of the path, Barney.”
We then cut to a shot of the actress with the purple dinosaur from one of her appearances on the youngsters’ display Barney & Friends back in the early 2000s. “That becomes the primary display I was on, and now I’m on a show known as Only Murders in the Building,” noted Gomez. “I was so honored to paintings with Steve Martin and Martin Short, particularly when I googled them to discover who they were.”
Gomez recalled that after she instructed a chum she’d been forged in a show called Only Murders, the friend stated, “Mm, that sounds horny. Any hot co-stars?’”
“And I changed into like, ‘Depends,’” joked the host. “‘Do you adore the banjo?’”
Even if Only Murders isn’t all that horny, Gomez said it’s been “cool” working on the series with SNL legends. “When I discovered out I changed into hosting, I without delay asked for their recommendation,” she shared. “Steve said, ‘Trust no person,’ and Marty said, ‘I suppose Steve Martin has been the use of my credit score card.’”
Gomez stated she also requested one among her “oldest buddies”, Miley Cyrus, for web hosting recommendation, then launching into an impression of Cyrus telling her, “Just be yourself and have fun.”
The host went on to give an explanation that she’s glad to be at the display because she’s unmarried, and he or she’s heard that it’s “an excellent vicinity” to find love. “Emma Stone met her husband here. [There’s] Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, and Pete [Davidson] and…Machine Gun Kelly,” deadpanned Gomez. “Since I don’t want to get at the dating apps, I’m placing out into the universe that I’m manifesting love. And I would love to say that I’m seeking out my soulmate, but at this point, I will take all people.”
“Uh, I’ll do it,” said forged member Kyle Mooney, as he stepped onto the degree—to which Gomez asked, “What?”
“Be with you, such as you said,” Mooney explained. “I’ll do it.”
Gomez then shot him down, and when Mooney cited she said she’d take “each person,” the host admitted she became “kind of joking,” also calling out the truth that Mooney is married.
Gomez’s subsequent suitor became “the brand new cast member, Jeff”—who mentioned that his call is James, as in James Austin Johnson. And while the host was wrong approximately his name, she made it clear that she knew that he, too, is married.
Then, there has been Punkie Johnson, who pitched herself as a third ability love interest.
“Honestly, it’s kind of a vibe,” said Gomez, “however let’s see how the afterparty is going.”
Before shifting ahead with the display, Gomez took a second to express her gratitude for the opportunity to host. “I’ll admit, I am a little worried, but I simply suppose back to the ones phrases of expertise that certainly one of my co-stars could tell me earlier than every show,” she said in ultimate. “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family.”
Gomez then leads members of the audience in a sing-a-long of Barney & Friends ‘ Love You’ to shut out the sketch. She’s joined for this night’s display via musical visitor Post Malone. Check out Gomez’s monologue by using clicking above.