WATCH: Jebidiah Atkinson Slams Grammys On SNL (VIDEO)
Taran Killam once again played harsh 1860s newspaper critic Jebidiah Atkinson on “SNL,” and this time hilariously critiqued the upcoming Grammys. He said the songs nominated are like a tribute to a “Spotify playlist of a 12-year-old-girl.” He then went on to mock nominees present and past. Check out the video below!
Of Meghan Trainor and her hit “All About The Bass,” he said she has “no talent.” He then went on to say about U2 that “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for… a way to delete your album.” And about Iggy Azalea, he felt she need to “smell the azaleas… You’re white!” He added that “the last time someone stole that much from black people, everyone dressed like me.”
But he was no fan of previous Grammy winners either. When talking about Madonna, he cracked that she’s “the only thing A-Rod can still hit.” And the “most talented part of Hall & Oates, said Atkinson, was the “and.” He didn’t take too kindly either to Celine Dion. He said her song “My Heart Will Go On” is a “bigger disaster than the actual Titanic.” He then claimed to have been on the Titanic and groused, “If you ask me, there too many life boats.”
How about The Beatles? He felt, “If anything they ruined Yoko.” And Sinatra, according, to Atkinson, “His only decent hits were the ones the Mafia did for him.” And finally about Elvis, Atkinson said, “He left the building because there was a sale on capes and quaaludes.” Atkinson also felt that had the lyrics to Elvis’ “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Houndog” been “anymore juvenile, Michael Jackson would have tried to take a nap with them.”
And that’s not all. Like his “Titanic” joke, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the video below of Atkinson on the Grammys, and tell us what you think.