Jonah Hill hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday, joining some fairly elite company in the process. Hill took the stage in a suit that made him look a bit like an account executive that Roger Sterling would have loved to fire on Mad Men, which is fitting because he dropped some references to some of the big male names that have joined the so-called Five Timers Club.
Hill mentioned that Tom Hanks, Steve Martin and Justin Timberlake have all hosted at least five times, and he hoped that there would be some kind of jacket or matching pants that come with the honor of hosting the show and doing well enough to get invited back four more times.
On that cue, Hill was joined on stage by Tina Fey, who used to write and work on the show but has come back to host a number of times as well. Fey then introduced Hill to the real Five Timers Club, which exists and… is made up entirely of women.
Hill and Fey meet up with Candice Bergen and Drew Barrymore in the Five Timers Club, and they quickly explained away why there are only women in the club — Tom Hanks’ “there’s a snake in my boot” line from Toy Story isn’t about Wild West survival, Justin Timberlake ruined Janet Jackson’s career, and so on. And so only women.. and Jonah Hill… belong in the club.
There were some gems in the monologue, though most of them came from everyone else in the segment. Bergen mistook Hill for Seth Rogen, and she also got to make a crack at a cast member when she ordered a drink called the Pete Davidson.
“All I know is it has a lot going on but it gets the job done,” Bergeron said.
Even Keenan Thompson, who runs some errands for hte Five Timers during the bit, got in a great line. Hill asked him why he’s allowed into the Five Timers Club and he told Hill he can basically do whatever he wants.
“Yeah man this is my show,” Thompson said. “I let you in here sometimes.”
It’s a pretty good way to give some credit to the women who have made show history while making some jokes at Hill’s expense. And any segment that makes it clear Keenan Thompson owns the show is a good one in our book.