‘Saturday Night Live’ Can’t Keep it Together

If an entire Oscars ceremony full of Barbenheimer jokes and a killer Ryan Gosling performance of “I’m Just Ken” didn’t give you sufficient opportunity to say goodbye to the pop cultural phenomenon of “Barbie,” “Saturday Night Live” is here to make sure that you’ve had Kenough.

Gosling, who hosted “S.N.L.” this weekend with the musical guest Chris Stapleton, began his monologue by vowing that he was there to promote his coming movie “The Fall Guy.”

“So don’t worry, I’m not going to make any jokes about Ken,” he said. “Because it’s not funny. Ken and I, we had to break up. We went too deep and it’s over. So I’m not going to talk about it.”

Gosling paused and added, “I actually am going to talk about it a little bit. I have to, because when you play a character that hard, that long, letting go just 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.”

Taking a seat at a piano, Gosling began to sing a variation on Swift’s “All Too Well” that began like this:

I shredded Venice Beach, it’s true.
My clothes were tight,
But something about that spandex felt so right.
I left my Rollerblades in that big pink house,
But I’ve still got that fur coat and I’ll wear it right now.

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