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Ryan Gosling makes a bold declaration about saving jazz on Saturday Night Live

The Canadian actor also had some strong feelings about Papyrus font and Pizza Hut.

October 01, 2017

The season premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live was highly entertaining to say the least. Ryan Gosling brought his A game as the host by opening the show with a monologue about how he saved jazz with La La Land. After hopping on the piano for a bit to "whitesplain" the origins of the genre in New Orleans and Chicago, the actor was joined on stage by his frequent co-star Emma Stone.

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During the show, Gosling also went off about Avatar's use of the Papyrus font, modeled for a "woke" line of Levi's jeans, and flipped out about pasta from Pizza Hut. Later on, the actor redeemed himself in a sketch where he, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong sit through an interrogation by the CIA and NSA after being abducted by aliens. (When he did the original skit back in 2015, Gosling struggled to keep his composure and hold back the giggles.)

At one point, Michael Che ranted about Donald Trump and his ridiculous tweet in which he attacked San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. JAY-Z performed "Bam" at the end of the show while wearing Colin Kaepernick's San Francisco 49ers jersey. Scroll down to watch videos of all the hilarious clips from the episode.

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Ryan Gosling makes a bold declaration about saving jazz on Saturday Night Live