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Monday, October 20, 2008

Mark Wahlberg Confronts Samberg on 'SNL.' Was it all a Setup?


October202008
From NBC
By Huffington Post

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Was it all a setup or did it become one in recent days?

Mark Wahlberg first criticized Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals" sketch of him a week ago, and Thursday told Jimmy Kimmel he wanted to beat his face in.

Wahlberg then stopped by SNL last night. In the Palin-starring monologue he stopped by asking Lorne Michaels where Samberg's dressing room was, "Are you going to make me bust your head in too? Because I will."

Several skits later he creeped up on Samberg and claimed the impression was nothing like him, all while speaking just like Samberg's Wahlberg.

The Videos Below Explain and breakdown the whole story.

Andy Samberg Does Mark Wahlberg on 'SNL'


Mark Wahlberg wants to punch Andy Samberg Jimmy Kimmel Live


Mark Wahlberg Confronts Andy Samberg on SNL


talent NETWORK NOTE:
This is all funny and great. I believe it was partially set up.
My own opinion is that Mark Wahlberg at first was really pissed and not happy about the impression. Then may he made a call to 'SNL' Chief Lorne Michaels or Vise-Versa. Then Michales invited Mark to come on the show and accept but confront it in a sketch instead of making it ugly. You here Wahlberg on Kimmel say he is going to New York to confront Samberg. He is emphatic that he is going to New York right away to do it so it seems by the time he was on Kimmel it was all good and arranged that he would appear on 'SNL' and Mark kind of played up the anger on Kimmel to sell it.

In closing I think it is all good and all great and real funny and well planned and played out. Now again this is jut my opinion on how it went down. we may learn more down the road. In the end Mark Wahlberg wins and comes off looking genius and even more likable. I think it is fantastic to see this type of drama and creativity play out whether staged or not. - Frank Murgia

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