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When Saturday Night Live returns on March 1, Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons will be at the helm with Beck as his musical guest. This will be Beck's seventh appearance on the show (he's promoting his new album "Morning Phase," which comes out on February 25), but Parsons is a newb. He's no stranger to a live audience, though, having made fans laugh for seven seasons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. He also has quite a lengthy list of plays on his resume. But how well will those skills transfer over to sketch comedy? Parsons will obviously play a nerd a la Sheldon in at least one sketch, right? Do you think he'll stop by "The Californians"? What types of characters/scenes do you you think he'd be a good fit for? 

On a side note: Beck is still making new music?


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That reminds me, I need to get an updated Becktionary.
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Now that I think about it, he's won so many Emmys, why hasn't he hosted before?
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He's a good actor, so he'll do fine with whatever they trow at him. It's up to the writers.
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Jim Parsons hosting SNL, that could be interesting, not a dynamic I can picture him in. Parsons + Beck, I am down.
Personally, I am sick of the recurring sketches, they're all weak sauce.
I think he'd do really well with Jimmy Stewart-type characters, and I hope they move him out of his comfort zone into bawdier types.
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he is awesome.
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I kind of guessed that could happen. But I beg to differ about the newb thing Kaitlin. I think he'll do just fine. Or at least I Think.

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She means it's his first time as host. Newb. :-P
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:-(...
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get crazy with the Cheese Whiz!
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It was about time!
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Maybe they will have an actual funny scetch for once in ages.
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^ here's the first one of these
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I want to know if he's gonna say "Bazinga" on the show?;)
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Awesome news! Jim will do great! :)
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Beck is awesome!
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