SNL Lambastes 'Linsanity'

Maya Rudolph guest hosts; celebrity cameos abound
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2012 9:15 AM CST

(Newser) Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops—and all the bad sports cliches/Asian puns—in mocking the "Linsanity" that's swept New York over Taiwanese-American Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. "Commentators—two black and two white—use Asian stereotypes when discussing Lin, each more offensive than the last," notes the Hollywood Reporter. "But when one of the white commentators uses an African American stereotype, things get ugly." Other highlights include Amy Poehler teaming with Seth Meyers to tackle this week's birth control brouhaha on "Really?!" and Justin Timberlake spoofing Bon Iver in serenading Blue Ivy Carter—and himself—off to sleep. Fred Armisen also morphed into Barack Obama-Bill Cosby for a spot-on spoof of The Cosby Show. Catch the highlights in the gallery. (Read more SNL stories.)

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