When Saturday Night Live taps a host and a band, their first thought may not be how well the two will synthesize. Take, for example, March 22nd, 1986’s pairing of George Wendt and Philip Glass. Or 1993’s premiere episode with Charles Barkley and Nirvana. My personal favorite may be Harry Dean Stanton and The Replacements in 1986. Not so with Cee-Lo Green and host Gwyneth Paltrow, whose previous collaboration on that one show may be reprised in some form on SNL’s stage January 15th, reports Billboard.
“We’ve been considering a few things actually,” Cee-Lo Green told E! News, when asked about a collaboration between he and Paltrow. “It’s a little too early to commit to a statement and I won’t ruin the surprise because whatever we’re going to do is going to be extra cool.” Hey, Cee-lo? If it’s some altered, cleverly censored version of “Fuck You”, can we just skip to something else from your rather remarkable album The Lady Killer? Thanks!
Update: According to People (via Billboard), Green and Paltrow recorded a new version of “Fuck You”/”Forget You” this past weekend at MSR studios in New York City.
One week prior, the momentum barrels onward for The Black Keys, as they make their SNL debut with host Jim Carrey on January 8th. As always, check back here Sundays for clips of their performances.