Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
When you hear Dwayne Johnson is going to host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, you know it's going to be a smashing good time!
The 42-year-old actor and WWE legend showcased his badassness in several sketches, including one that saw him play, um, Bambi. No really.
Johnson hosted the episode days before the April 3 release of Furious, in which he reprises his role as Hobbs. The musical guest was George Ezra, who performed his songs "Budapest" and "Blame it on Me."
Check out five highlights from the episode:
1. "The Rock Obama"
Jay Pharoah reprises his role as President Barack Obama in a sketch that depicts a tense meeting in which the U.S. leader criticized House Speaker John Boehner (Taran Killam) for extending a unilateral invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, newly announced 2016 presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (Bobby Moynihan) over his expression of support for the leader of the Jewish State and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (Kyle Mooney) over a letter he and other Republican senators sent Iranian leaders about nuclear negotiations.
The trio's defensive responses prompt the president to undergo a major physical transformation. He totally Hulks out and turns into "The Rock Obama!" Which means he may need to get himself a brand new wardrobe.
Speaking of fashion, wife Michelle Obama follows suit and the results are hilarious. And kudos to Johnson and Leslie Jones for delivering one of the most enthusiastic renditions of "Live from New York!"
2. The Viagra Monologue
Accompanied by four dancing female cast members, Johnson, an excellent singer and the star of several successful sequel films, performed a snappy jazz number about how he is "Franchise Viagra" (truuuuuth) and should be cast in even more.
He appears to almost hurl an expletive and nonchalantly encourages you to "get your movie boners up!"
3. Bambi the live-action movie
Since Disney released live-action versions of Cinderella and Maleficent, a Sleeping Beauty prequel, SNL figured it was time to break out the big guns.
Johnson plays a super disturbing version of Bambi in a parody trailer of a fictional live-action film of the same name. And when we say live-action, we mean that it's an actual action film.
"When I was a boy, they took away my mother," he says. "Now it's time for them to pay. Dearly."