Pharrell tries his best with puns in a new Saturday Night Live promo for its April 4 episode. But he fails, twice.
While actress Anna Kendrick sets him up for several easy jokes on his ubiquitous hit (“Are you ‘Happy’ to be here?”), the G I R L hitmaker sticks his tongue out and stumbles with the punchlines. “Sure, just like you’re ‘Cups’ to be here,” he replies, referring to Kendrick’s surprise Pitch Perfect hit.
Kendrick rolls her eyes.
As the promo makes clear, Pharrell will appear as the musical guest while Kendrick hosts. The whole shtick is kind of endearing, especially since it recalls how Pharrell recently addressed this year’s Oscars, where “Happy” was snubbed. “Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen,” he said to GQ. “But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.” Yup.
Watch the clip up top.
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