By Johnny Firecloud at 5:59 PM Sunday, November 14th 2010
It was a rare night of triumph for Saturday Night Live yesterday, as the laughs outweighed the crickets for the first time in many weeks thanks to three-time host Scarlett Johansson and Arcade Fire, returning for a second appearance as musical guest.
We could go on about how Scarlett was a trooper, appearing in damn near every skit on the 90-minute show, but we’re not a TV site or a celeb-stalker site, no matter what Taylor Momsen or Hayley Williams tells you. We’re here for the spicy-hot jams, so check out Arcade Fire’s first performance, a stirring rendition of We Used To Wait:
The night’s Digital Short also utilized the band, this time to produce another whack-ass music video with Andy Samberg that bordered on entertaining. When Samberg’s model UN team gets invited to give a presentation on world history to the General Assembly, they instead launch into a rap about all the world’s atrocities against humanity. Ever the activists, Arcade Fire storms the UN to help out, resulting in a shirt-ripping New World dance party – all being broadcast on MSNBC.
If you’re really hooked into the Arcade Fire video world now, check out their cool little interactive hometown video for We Used To Wait.