‘SNL’: Selena Gomez Talks ‘Only Murders’, Impersonates Miley Cyrus, Sings ‘Barney’ Song In Opening Monologue

Selena Gomez Tonight made his debut as the host of saturday night liveSpeaking in his opening monologue about the Hulu series only murders in the buildingin which she has starred alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, and more.

Gomez opened her monologue by noting that growing up, she used to watch a late night show with her mom every week. “It’s a big moment for me,” she said. “I really started acting when I was seven, and I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some Hollywood icons, [like] Steve Martin, Martin Short and, of course, Barney. ,

Then we cut to a shot of the actress with a purple dinosaur from one of her appearances on the children’s show barney and friends Back in the early 2000s. “That was the first show I was on, and now I’m on a show called only murders in the building,” Gomez said. “I was so honored to be working with Steve Martin and Martin Short, especially after I Googled them to find out who they were.”

Gomez recalled when she told a friend that she had been cast in a show called only murdersthe friend said, “Mmm, that looks sexy. Any hot co-stars?'”

“And I was like, ‘It depends,’ the host joked. “‘Do you love the banjo?'”

even though only murders Not So Sexy, Gomez said it’s been “nice” to work with the two on the series SNL Fables. “When I found out I was hosting, I immediately asked for his advice,” she shared. “Steve said, ‘Trust no one,’ and Marty said, ‘I think Steve Martin is using my credit card.'”

Gomez said she even asked one of her “oldest friends” Miley Cyrusfor a host of advice, then launching into an impression of Cyrus, “Just be yourself and have fun.”

The host further explained that he is happy to be on the show because he is single, and has heard that it is “a great place” to find love. “Emma Stone met her husband here. [There’s] Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, and Pete [Davidson] And… Machine Gun Kelly,” slammed Gomez. “Since I don’t want to go on dating apps, I’m putting in the universe that I’m professing love. And I would like to say that I am looking for my soul mate, but at the moment I will take anyone. ,

“Uh, I’ll do it,” said cast member Kyle Mooney, as he stepped onto the stage—to which Gomez asked, “What?”

“Stay with you, as you said,” Mooney explained. “I’ll do it.”

Gomez then shoots her, and when Mooney noted that she said she would take “anyone”, the host admitted that she was “joking”, also explaining the fact that Mooney was married. Is.

Gomez’s next teammate was the “new cast member, Jeff”—who revealed that his name is James, as in James Austin Johnson. And while the host was wrong about her name, she clarified that she knew he was married, too.

Then, there was Panky Johnson, who introduced himself as the third potential love interest.

“Honestly, it’s kind of a stretch,” Gomez said, “but let’s see how that goes later.”

Before moving forward with the show, Gomez took a moment to express her gratitude for the opportunity to host. “I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous, but I think about the words of wisdom my co-stars would tell me before every show,” she said in the finale. “I love you, you love me, we are one happy family.”

Gomez then leads the audience members into a long song. barney and friends“I love you” to close the sketch. She is joined on The Tonight Show by musical guest Post Malone. Will update this story with video when deadline comes.