It’s not as cute as it sounds.
Whatever Harry Styles can do, Will Ferrell can do better and in way tighter pants. At least that was the premise of a cut-for-time sketch that was allegedly originally written for Styles when he was the musical guest and host two weeks ago on Saturday Night Live. And while the English Kevin sketch didn’t make it to air when SNL alum Ferrell hosted last weekend, luckily it’s available now to share with the whole family when you gather around the iPad today (Nov. 28) for Thanksgiving.
“If Harry Styles can do it, so can I,” Ferrell says of the sketch that an explainer crawl revealed was one only Styles could do, which the always competitive Step Brothers star took as a challenge. “After all, I was doing sketch comedy when Harry was just a fetus in his mom’s butt” Ferrell added. The premise is pretty simple, with Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon playing teenage girls lusting over a “hottie boombatti” from across the pond who just transferred to their high school.
The three get all juiced up over what they expect will be a “hot English teen” with a body “as smooth and young as a baby seal, but with abs,” who can sing like an angel and dance like the devil. That ultimate dream machine is, of course, the lumpen Ferrell in an ill-fitting sweater vest with sheep on it and high-waisted plaid bell-bottom trousers who the trio thing is so hot they can barely stay on their seats. And when he dances to “What Makes You Beautiful,” well, let’s just say he splits his tight trousers and accidentally exposes his “Big Ben” for all of them to see.
Check out the sketch below.