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SNL: Gosling, Blunt Go Taylor Swift for "Barbenheimer" Summer Goodbye

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt ended up channeling Taylor Swift during the SNL monologue to give their "Barbenheimer" Summer a proper goodbye.

Just because Ryan Gosling was hosting tonight's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live (with musical guest Chris Stapleton) to promote his and Emily Blunt's upcoming film The Fall Guy didn't mean he would be able to just say goodbye to his "Kenergy." It's not like Gosling didn't try – he admitted that he tried breaking up with Ken. "Letting go feels like a breakup, and for processing a breakup, there's really only one thing that can help: the music of the great Taylor Swift," Gosling finally had to admit – and that's exactly what we got (with a loving homage to Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" – who says Gosling wasn't willing to promote his new movie just a little?).

SNL: Gosling, Blunt Go Taylor Swift for "Barbenheimer" Summer Goodbye
Image: SNL Screencap

But just as he's ready to dive back into his "Kenergy" – with the fur coat and shades – Blunt joins him on stage for some "blunt honesty," calling him out for abandoning their original plans to do something during the opening monologue to promote The Fall Guy. – even saying that Gosling was "embarrassing himself" and putting him through some "stunt work." But just when it looks like Blunt has broken his will, Gosling appeals to her memories of their "Barbenheimer" days last summer (Blunt starred in the award-winning Christopher Nolan film Oppenheimer). From there, we get a full production – including dancing "Oppenheimers" and more – as the two give their respective characters respectful goodbyes.

Saturday Night Live Season 49: Getting the SNL Cast Together…

Back in November 2023, SNL fans got a chance to check out the official Season 49 cast image that Photographer Mary Ellen Matthews took – here's a look:

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — Season 49 Cast Shot — (Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC)

And here's the behind-the-scenes featurette that was released shortly after, spotlighting how it all came together:

NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase "Saturday Night Live" returns for its 49th season of laughs, surprises and standout performances.

"SNL" is the most Emmy-nominated show in history and holds 93 Emmy wins (including awards for its specials and short-form series). "SNL" has been honored twice (1990 and 2009) with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The show continues to garner the highest ratings and largest audience of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week on linear and digital platforms.

Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. "SNL" makes headlines with topical humor reflecting politics and current events, features an array of characters with a perspective on pop culture that remains unparalleled, and offers sharp political commentary through its signature "Weekend Update" segment. A variety show that is truly one of a kind, "SNL" also attracts the biggest stars of music to its stage for innovative viral performances.

NBC's Saturday Night Live Season 49 company includes Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Marcello Hernandez, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, Kenan Thompson, Chloe Troast, Devon Walker, and Bowen Yang. SNL is executive-produced by Lorne Michaels, with Liz Patrick directing and SNL alum Darrell Hammond announcing. Broadcasting from Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, the long-running late-night sketch comedy/music series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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