Saturday Night Live

Joseph Gordon-Levitt does 'Magic Mike' dance on 'Saturday Night Live'

Sep. 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM ET

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"SNL" host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, second from right, showed off his moves during the opening monologue.

If you thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a versatile actor, his performance as host on "Saturday Night Live" this week likely increased your appreciation for his ... umm ... body of work. 

When he manned the show in 2009, he impressed viewers with his musical talents. This time, Gordon-Levitt showed off his moves and tipped his hat to friend Channing Tatum during his opening monologue by doing a "Magic Mike"-inspired dance with cast members Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam to the song "It's Raining Men." (Unfortunately, a full clip isn't available online, but you might have some luck on YouTube.)

The Twitter universe was immediately abuzz after Gordon-Levitt's sexy dance. Viewer @ChristinaLavery's tweet summed up a popular sentiment after the actor's "Magic" moves aired: "Best thing I've ever seen! God I love him."

The "SNL" episode also featured two “Tres Equis” parody beer commercials, showing Gordon-Levitt as the son of the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Whereas the “Dos Equis” guy’s life is rife with glamour and intrigue, his sleazeballish son's much less interesting non-accomplishments include “kind of being able to break dance,” “being able to make a woman cringe just by walking into a room” and when tipping, he puts “a negative amount ... and says it’s cash back.”

Gordon-Levitt's character describes Tres Equis as “one Equis more than my dad’s beer, because he was never there for me. Two parts Dos Equis, one part none of your business. Keep banging, my friends.”

All seemed to go well in the second skit until the senior "Most Interesting Man in the World" interrupts the filming to voice his extreme displeasure over his 30-year-old son's lack of success and neverending mooching.

Another memorable moment came with "Weekend Update." It featured Kate McKinnon as Republican first-lady hopeful Ann Romney acknowledging that the campaign was getting to her and her husband, defending her recent comments lashing out at her husband's critics. 

"The campaign has meant many sacrifices to our schedule. It's fall and we're missing apple-picking season," which is like “Mormon Mardi Gras. I once drank so much cider I woke up the next morning in my bed, wearing my pajamas!” Mrs. Romney explained to "Weekend Update" host Seth Meyers.

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