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Saturday Night Live, Ep. 40.14: “Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes” waits too long to actually be funny

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Saturday Night Live, Season 40, Episode 14, “Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes

Aired February 28, 2015 at 11:30 pm Et on NBC (East coast version watched for review)

After SNL threw itself a little birthday bash, it’s back to regularly scheduled programming at Studio 8H.

The Host: Between the monologue, one whole sketch, and the punchline of another sketch, you would think that Fifty Shades of Grey is Dakota Johnson’s first acting role. Even though it is her big break, Johnson has had major roles before (Ben and Kate forever!) and she will likely have roles in the future. But the titillation of being able to make jokes at the expense of Bdsm is just too strong for the writers this week. And it’s easy to not blame them, because Johnson comes off as utterly uncomfortable with her duties tonight. Johnson appears to be a bundle of nerves during her monologue, »

- Jj Perkins

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Did Dakota Johnson and SNL Go Too Far With Their Isis Spoof?

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Dakota Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and in the process, the actress proved she's willing to push the envelope on topics beyond the scope of Fifty Shades of Grey. In the show's "Father Daughter Ad" short, Dakota portrays a young woman who is joining Isis, the terrorist group causing unrest in the Middle East. Dakota's dad, played by Taran Killam, drops her off to meet with a group of gun-wielding men. Watch the video above, and in the comments section below, tell us - did Dakota and SNL go too far? »

- Nick-Maslow

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\'SNL\': Dakota Mocks \'50 Shades\'

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Dakota Johnson hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend, and the "Fifty Shades of Grey" star kicked off the show by mocking her own movie.

"For those of you who don't know me, I'm currently starring in 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" she began in her opening monologue. "'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the novel that made you never want to touch your mother’s Kindle again."

Speaking of mothers, the actress' mom, Melanie Griffith (and dad, Don Johnson), were in the "SNL" audience as Dakota joked that life has changed drastically since the movie hit – ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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'SNL' Isis Skit Sparks Outrage (Video)

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A Saturday Night Live sketch centered on Isis recruitment has created controversy. In the fake ad, which aired Feb. 28, Dakota Johnson plays a young girl who is saying goodbye to her father (Taran Killam) in the car. Viewers are led to believe that the woman is leaving for college, but she is instead joining Isis. "It's just Isis, Dad," she explains. Watch more 'SNL': Dakota Johnson Mocks 'Fifty Shades,' Pays Tribute to Leonard Nimoy (Video) "Take good care of her," the father says to the Isis member, who replies, "Death to America." The skit — which

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- Ryan Gajewski

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SNL Imagines an Even More Awkward Fifty Shades Press Tour (Video)

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan had a pretty exhausting press tour for Fifty Shades of Grey, but they never had to put up with anything quite like this. Saturday Night Live Cast member Kyle Mooney plays a middle-school-aged journalist named Peter Scott who's tasked with grilling host Johnson during the Fifty Shades press tour. His line of questioning is… obtuse, to say the least, but Mooney brings an honest, disarming sweetness to the character, with lines like, "Because of artists like you, my father and I get a little time together." Honestly, Johnson and Dornan might have had a little »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Actually, This Was Dakota Johnson's Most Awkward Fifty Shades of Grey Interview

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Think that infamous red carpet interview at the Oscars that Dakota Johnson had with her mother, Melanie Griffith, was the most awkward interview she'd had about Fifty Shades of Grey? You're wrong. This is her most awkward interview. The movie had to be addressed during Johnson's Saturday Night Live hosting gig this weekend, and Johnson re-created her press junket experience, talking to an elementary-school aged interviewer played by Kyle Mooney. Awkward for all the obvious reasons. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Watch: Dakota Johnson Joins Isis in Controversial ‘SNL’ Spoof

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That’s one way to get social media buzzing.

In a sketch that aired this weekend as a part of Dakota Johnson’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” star bids an emotional farewell to her father, and then promptly joins Isis.

It’s a spoof on a Toyota Camry ad in which an emotional father drops his daughter off at the airport, seemingly so she can serve in the military.

The “SNL” bit follows roughly the same narrative, except when the father, played by Taran Killam, starts to get weepy, Johnson reassures him by saying “Dad, it’s just Isis.” Islamic State fighters then drive her away, shooting off guns in the air as they do.

Many took to social media to air complaints over the sketch, which “SNL” had to expect. The bit comes as more reports surface that teenage girls are leaving home to join Isis. »

- Alex Stedman

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Dakota Johnson Hosts; Alabama Shakes Performed

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Saturday Night Live this weekend featured Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson as the host and Alabama Shakes as the musical guest. Giuliani Cold Open SNL kicked off this weekend’s episode with The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, starring Vanessa Bayer as the titular host, interviewing Rudy Giuliani (Taran Killam). After he delivers the […]

The post ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Dakota Johnson Hosts; Alabama Shakes Performed appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Will Smith's heist thriller Focus beats 50 Shades at Us box office

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Focus has won the Us box office in its debut weekend at cinemas.

The Will Smith-Margot Robbie heist thriller earned $19.1 million, ending Fifty Shades of Grey's two-week run in the top spot.

Fifty Shades fell to fourth place with $10.9 million, adding to its total earnings of $147.7 million. The erotic adaptation stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who hosted Saturday Night Live last night.

Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water are unchanged from last week.

Kingsman holds second place with $11.8 million and total earnings of $85.6 million, followed by The SpongeBob Movie in third place with $11.2 million and total earnings of $140 million.

The only other new release this weekend was Olivia Wilde's thriller The Lazarus Effect, landing in fifth place with $10.6 million. McFarland, USA slips to sixth place.

Still Alice, starring this year's Oscar winner Julianne Moore, moves up two to ninth place, »

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Dakota Johnson Joins Isis in Controversial SNL Sketch

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Dakota Johnson hosted SNL for the first time last night. No doubt it was a proud moment for her (her parents were even there!). The show played off of her youthful naivete in a (controversial) spoof a Toyota Camry commercial  featuring a father tearfully dropping his daughter off at the airport. In the original ad, the young woman is joining the army, but here, of course, she's joining an extremist Islamic militant group. As you might imagine, some thought this was offensive; others that it was edgy. It all probably depends on whether or not you laughed. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Dakota Johnson, Alabama Shakes on SNL Full Rewind Videos

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   TV Rewind: Last night brought 50 Shades of Dakota Johnson to Saturday Night Live as host, and Alabama Shakes as musical guest!Check out all the highlights below, including Dakota’s monologue (with cameos by Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson), a new take on Cinderella, an awkward 50 Shades press junket, Worf M.D., and more.Also, make sure to catch Alabama Shakes’ performances of “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love” below. Enjoy your Sunday, and get ready for next week when Chris Hemsworth with host with musical guest Zac Brown Band!Saturday Night LiveGiuliani Cold OpenFormer Mayor Rudy Giuliani (Taran Killam) reflects […] »

- April Neale

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Dakota Johnson Lampoons Isis on SNL: But Who’s Laughing? (watch!)

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As if she hasn't created enough controversy by starring in the erotic “50 Shades of Grey,” Dakota Johnson caused another uproar on “Saturday Night Live.” She appearing in a skit where her father lovingly drops her off at the airport to join a truck load of Isis fighters. The skit was double-edged. It not only made fun of military recruitment commercials, but also at women who are flocking to join the terrorist group to become Jihadi brides. ...Read More »

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Dakota Johnson Makes 'Saturday Night Live' Debut a Family Affair

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Dakota Johnson's parents might not see Fifty Shades of Grey, but they did come out to support her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.

Johnson used her monologue as an opportunity to joke about the R-rated film based on E.L. James’ best-selling novel. "Fifty Shades of Grey is the novel that made you never want to touch your mother's Kindle again," she said.

She further brought up the changed perception she feels once people see her in the role of Anastasia Steele. She said her dry cleaner won't look her in the eye anymore, and her dog walker now gives her a wink when taking her leash off the wall.

Watch: Three Grandmas See 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

As for it being an award winning movie, she joked, "I have a funny feeling at next year's Oscars, it's going to be… not anywhere."

At the 2015 Oscars, Johnson came with her mom Melanie Griffith, and the »

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Dakota Johnson Blasted For SNL Isis Skit

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Dakota Johnson has joined Isis ... well, at least a character she played on "Saturday Night Live"  -- and the Internet went Crazy! Check out the video ....Dakota's dropped off at the airport by her dad -- played by Taran Killam -- but instead of joining the army like the Toyota commercial ... she joins the infamously savage org. Social media users blew up with anger ... with responses like: - "I think it's safe to say I »

- TMZ Staff

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Dakota Johnson Mocks "Fifty Shades of Grey" During "SNL"

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With Dakota Johnson making her big debut on "Saturday Night Live" last night, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" jokes were all over the place.   The S&M flick got the most heat during the actress' opening monologue, where she joked "At next year's Oscars, it's gonna be not anywhere." She's right. Dakota also explained how people have been treating her differently since the film's release, saying "My dog walker gives me a little wink when he takes the leash of the wall!" The monologue even featured a shout out to her famous parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who were in the audience. When the camera cut to them though, the two were seen shielding their eyes.  Why? "We were just afraid you were going to be naked," Don joked. The movie was brought up yet again during a skit about the film's press junket. In the sketch, a middle »

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Watch: Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson Drop in on Dakota Johnson's SNL Monologue

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Dakota Johnson can't get away from her mom. That seemed to be the recurring theme of red carpet season, where she was asked endlessly if her mom Melanie Griffith was going to see Fifty Shades of Grey to the point where she was visibly rolling her eyes at her mom on the red carpet during that line of questioning at the Oscars. This leads us to Saturday Night Live's monologue Saturday, where first-time host Johnson made a few jokes about Fifty Shades and fielded questions from an "overzealous" fan before the camera panned to her mom and dad Don Johnson sitting in the audience, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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‘SNL’ Host Dakota Johnson Has Another Awkward Exchange With Her Famous Parents (Video)

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Maybe Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith should have gone to see “Fifty Shades of Grey” after all. The former Hollywood couple were on hand to see their daughter, “Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson, host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this week. In her opening monologue, Dakota revealed that she was born almost exactly nine months after her mother hosted the show in December 1988. See video: ‘SNL 40′: TheWrap’s Funniest, Favorite and Unforgettable Moments From Red Carpet The camera then cut to Melanie and Don in the crowd, half-covering their faces with their hands. Dakota asked if they were embarrassed that she told the story, »

- Joe Otterson

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Dakota Johnson on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

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Unless you've been purposely avoiding your local multiplex for the last three weeks or so, you're most likely already uncomfortably aware of the Fifty Shades of Grey juggernaut that has put our nation's movie theaters in a chokehold since Valentine's Day. The bondage-heavy love story might not appeal to everyone, but the film at least boasts one excellent byproduct with mainstream charm: rising star Dakota Johnson. Johnson – yes, the offspring of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, a little bit of genealogical trivia she's adorably embraced –already managed to make Fifty Shades occasionally funny, »

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Dakota Johnson Joins Isis for Controversial SNL Spoof Ad (Video)

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Is it too soon to joke about Isis? That seems to be the recurring question on Saturday Night Live, which has been tentatively pushing jokes about the terrorist organization into the show every few weeks. The last time was during the Chris Rock-hosted episode in November, which doubled down on "too soon"-ness with Rock's jokes about 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing in his monologue. And the show returned to the well Saturday with a pre-taped bit featuring host Dakota Johnson as a daughter having a touching farewell with her dad … before she goes to join Isis. The spot »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Dakota Johnson Joins Isis for Controversial SNL Spoof Ad (Video)

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Is it too soon to joke about Isis? That seems to be the recurring question on Saturday Night Live, which has been tentatively pushing jokes about the terrorist organization into the show every few weeks. The last time was during the Chris Rock-hosted episode in November, which doubled down on "too soon"-ness with Rock's jokes about 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing in his monologue. And the show returned to the well Saturday with a pre-taped bit featuring host Dakota Johnson as a daughter having a touching farewell with her dad … before she goes to join Isis. The spot »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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