Love-ahs in the Hot Tub
Love-ahs in the Hot Tub
'SNL' flashback: Drew Barrymore, youngest-ever host
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Love-ahs Roger & Virginia play hot tub matchmakers. A classic featuring Rachel Dratch and Will Ferrell, and of course, Jimmy Fallon, who starts losing it on camera almost immediately, but about three minutes into the sketch, it turns into a complete group crack-up.
Drew Barrymore turns 39 on Feb. 22, making it a perfect time to take a look back at her younger years. Some of those moments can be found on “Saturday Night Live,” where the star appeared as the youngest host ever at the age of 7, in 1982. She had recently gained fame for playing Gertie in the blockbuster movie, “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.” The young star had a rough transition to adolescence: She battled addiction in her preteens but finally emerged as a true talent: She starred in independent cult hits such as “Donnie Darko” as well as the “Charlie’s Angels” blockbusters (which she also produced). Barrymore made her mark on “SNL,” as well, hosting more episodes – six — than any other woman. She and Candice Bergen are the only female members of the “five-timers” club — along with comic legends Tom Hanks and Steve Martin. In this unconventional opening, the cast members congregate in little Barrymore’s dressing room, decked out as a child’s bedroom, before she arrives. In an odd twist, the cast members complain about having a kid host the show and gripe about executive producer Dick Ebersol. Look closely: Sitting on the bed is Brad Hall, who had a short stint on the show. Next to him is Julia Louis-Dreyfus, also a cast member at the time, before her “Seinfeld” fame. The two eventually married. Barrymore doesn’t come on the scene until almost the end, but her remarkable screen presence is worth the wait. She delivers this poignant line when asked if she wants a glass of milk: “I’m a Barrymore. Get me a drink, and make it a double." Barrymore has returned to “SNL” multiple times since then. In her opening monologue from 2004, she is reunited with “E.T.” — and other famous fictional movie characters in movies in which she never starred, such as “Star Wars.” Comedian Rachel Dratch appears as a character from “Poltergeist.” The former cast member also has a birthday on Feb. 22. — Claudine Zap (@zapkidd)
Drew Barrymore answers audience questions.
Drew Barrymore reunites with her childhood co-star, E.T., as well as others whom she has never worked with.
Drew recounts the history of the Barrymore Dynasty.