As revealed during Jerry Seinfeld’s “Questions From The Audience” bit during Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special on Sunday, Dakota Johnson will be hosting the first episode of the sketch show’s next 40-year run when it returns from break on February 28. No musical guest has been announced yet, but look for NBC to get somebody who’s either really famous and really old, or so hip that the network discovered them by searching YouTube for “music young people like” five minutes before making the announcement. Everybody on the Internet will hate it either way.
Johnson is best known for appearing in some famous movie these days, but she was also the star of Fox’s short-lived sitcom Ben And Kate—arguably one of the most popular shows of all time. Hopefully, SNL’s writers will avoid clichéd jokes about her film career and focus instead on satirizing the wacky shenanigans of Kate Fox and her goofball brother Ben. Lucy Punch can make a cameo as Kate’s inexplicably British friend, and Nat Faxon can stop by and say his famous catchphrase or whatever. “Make mine a double!” It was probably something like that.
Whatever happens during SNL, though, we’re just glad that America is finally getting a chance to celebrate how much it loves Ben And Kate. Oh, and for SEO purposes, we should probably say the words Fifty Shades Of Grey at some point, right? Here you go: Fifty Shades Of Grey.