April 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM ET
Sofia Vergara tackled sketch comedy Saturday when the "Modern Family" star hosted “Saturday Night Live."
Vergara began by getting a few things off her chest, literally. Stepping out in a leather bustier and skirt, Vergara’s opening monologue poked fun at her journey from Colombia to the States, where men welcomed her with “opened arms and dropped-down pants.”
She then elaborated on the obvious.
“Forgive me if you don’t understand what I say, and I’ll forgive you for staring at my chest the whole night,” joked the actress, whose feature film, “The Three Stooges,” hits theaters April 13.
This week also featured the debut of the show’s first openly lesbian castmate, Kate McKinnon, who portrayed Penelope Cruz alongside Vergara in a spoof of a Pantene Pro-V commercial. The two made fun of Latin allure, their indiscernible accents getting in the way of their good looks and wind-blown hair.
Vergara’s parody of blockbuster book and movie “The Hunger Games" featured the actress playing a sideline reporter covering the fantastical battle -- and exposing numerous contestants to death as she yanked them aside for interviews.
"They should call it The Funger Games because everyone is having so much fun!" Vergara's character announced.
But according to fans who later took to Twitter, it was a mock DiGiorno Pizza commercial that proved the standout sketch of the night. “Almost Pizza” challenged the mysterious substances contained in those frozen foodstuffs, and had some viewers likening the skit to other "SNL" classics.
Bloomberg News food critic Ryan Sutton tweeted, “Almost Pizza' ranks with Quarry, Taco Town & John Belushi's Little Chocolate Donuts as SNL's best ever criticisms of processed foods.”
TV critic Ryan McGee agreed, tweeting, "’Almost Pizza’ had me dying. That was a perfect 60 seconds of comedy. #SNL”
Teen pop act One Direction, clad in color-coordinated outfits, were the musical guests.
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