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VIDEO: Will Ferrell, all-star cast in 100th 'SNL' digital short

May 13, 2012 |  1:00 am


Will Ferrell's hosting job on "Saturday Night Live" has drawn some mixed reviews on Twitter. But viewers seem near-united in acclaim for the all-star video clip that celebrated the 100th "Digital Short" shown on NBC's comedy-variety program.

Produced by the Lonely Island troupe that includes "SNL" cast member Andy Samberg, the 100th vid included walk-ons by Jon Hamm, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Michael Bolton, Justin Bieber, Usher and others. The basic premise - which included a bleeped-out obscenity - was that the Digital Short crew should give itself a, er, pat on the back by reprising some of their greatest hits, such as "I'm on a Boat" and "The Creep."

Twitter reaction was swift and almost uniformly positive. "Lonely Island just killed it," tweeted @michaelabartos. "Nothing short of amazing," added another viewer.

What did you think of the short and the rest of Ferrell's "SNL" episode?


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