Live from New York! Its Saturday Night! The SNL machine is something thats bigger than any one person. It's a condensed, stressful hell to get a live show on the air; the average guest host should just give him or herself over to the process. But Taylor Swift is no average guest host; Taylor Swift is one of the only hosts to write her own opening monologue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE_f4BRY4LU She delivered it in song, and she managed to call out both Joe Jonas and Kanye West while keeping a passive aggressive grin on her face. It was a classic SNL moment (those moments are ever harder to come by these days), and Taylor put her signature stamp on a timeworn, TV tradition.
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