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Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg friend each other on 'Saturday Night Live'

January 30, 2011 |  6:30 am

The peacock network worked "The Social Network" on Saturday night, as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg joined actor Jesse Eisenberg at the end of the monologue on "Saturday Night Live."

Jesse Eisenberg hosts SNL Eisenberg, of course, portrayed "a fictional character in a movie script," who happened to be named Mark Zuckerberg, in the Oscar-nominated film about the founding of Facebook. On "SNL" on Saturday night, Andy Samberg portrayed a guy in a hoodie who says, "I'm Mark Zuckerberg." And Mark Zuckerberg portrayed, well, Mark Zuckerberg, a guy who thinks "The Social Network" is "interesting."

Eisenberg and Zuckerberg famously had not met before Saturday night, though the latter did rent out a Mountain View theater the day "The Social Network" opened so 1,200 or so Facebook employees could check out the flick. 

When you watched "The Social Network," were you channeling your inner Mark Zuckerberg? The Ministry certainly was, 'cause we love the bad boys and the strategy -- although we had a few heart-pounding moments for Andrew Garfield's Eduardo Saverin as well. But that was probably a gratuitous beefcake and cheesecake thing, to be honest.

Still! We now know that Eisenberg is actually one cocky dude and that there's no telling what a person will do to impress the opposite sex -- or not. See the video below to get Zuckerberg's take on that girl who doesn't exist, on building things for the sake of building things and on the precision performance of shirts and fleeces.

Seriously, the dude invented poking.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla


Photo: Jesse Eisenberg in Rome to promote "The Social Network" on Nov. 1, 2010. Credit: Danilo Schiavella / EPA