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Mark Zuckerberg surprises Jesse Eisenberg on 'Saturday Night Live'

January 30, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Mark Zuckerberg has finally met Mark Zuckerberg ... er ... Jesse Eisenberg, who played "The Zuck" on the big screen.

Eisenberg, who hosted Saturday night's episode of "Saturday Night Live," came face-to-face with the Facebook co-founder for the first time -- or so they said on TV -- during his monologue to open up the show.

The exchange between the real-life Zuck and the film Zuck, and Andy Samberg spoofing Zuckerberg to introduce the others, came off a bit awkwardly. But, as seen in the clip above, that was part of the plan and it got the laughs.

Eisenberg's portrayal of Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" has earned him an Oscar nomination. 

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
twitter.com/nateog

Video: Mark Zuckerberg and Jesse Eisenberg appear on "Saturday Night Live." Credit: NBC via Hulu

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