News - Soap Buzz

8 March 8th, 2015 Saturday Night Live Spoofs EMPIRE When Chris Hemsworth Joins The Cast!

Courtesy/NBC

Last night on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, actor Chris Hemsworth was the host of the episode, and we all knew at some point SNL would spoof the mega-hot soap opera Empire, and last night they did!

In a satirical send-up promo, Keenan Thompson took on the role of Terrence Howard’s Lucious Lyon, while Sasheer Zamata took on Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji B. Henson. Other Empire notables spoofed included: Jamal (Jay Pharoah), Hakeem (Michael Che), and Porsha (Leslie Jones).

However in this promo, Fox’s Empire decides to even broaden their “appeal” by adding a white male character named Chip played by Hemsworth, and plunking him right into the mix with the over-the-top gang from the hip-hop-world. Chip soon learns it’s not easy working alongside this group!

Watch what happens after the jump!  Let us know what you thought of the segment  … thumbs up, or thumbs down?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Didnt watch but looks funny…Cookie Monster shouldve played Cookie…dumb…lol

    Reply

    Leo replied

    Chris Hemsworth “joins the cast”?

    Kind of misleading.

    Reply

  2. Rebecca1 says:

    Hilarious! So funny how the parody wasn’t far from the actual characterizations which aren’t meant to be comedic..the show for the most part is great but taken out of context like this it’s spot on and ripe for comedy.

    Reply

  3. Jeremy says:

    I love EMPIRE on FOX, however, the SNL was not impressive. Hopefully, in the future SNL will get a handle on how to effectively write a funny scene… to parody Empire. It just wasn’t there for me. Though, I did like the SNL cast members who were cast in the respected roles. Try again SNL.

    Reply

  4. j9 says:

    Cookie: “Take a dip, Chip!”

    LOL! I thought it was funny! Well done!

    Reply

  5. su0000 says:

    I really like Porsha (Leslie Jones) lol !

    Reply

  6. penny says:

    I didn’t think it was funny, but Keenan was on point with the Terrance Howard impersonation, right down to the quivering voice.

    Reply

  7. Mo says:

    OMG! That was sooooooooooo funny.

    Reply

Leave a comment