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Kim Kardashian stars in a Bachelorette parody as she makes her HOSTING DEBUT on Saturday Night Live

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Kim Kardashian poked fun at the Bachelorette franchise and showed off her comic chops opposite Chris Rock, John Cena and others when she made her debut as host of Saturday Night Live over the weekend.

Among those vying for the 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s affection was NBA star Blake Griffin, who previously dated her younger sister Kendall Jenner.

Kim’s first time hosting SNL comes after she’s been a regular target on the series for years and following a week with 20-hour work days and plenty of support and advice from her estranged husband Kanye West and famous comedians. 

First time! Kim Kardashian, 40, poked fun at the Bachelorette franchise and showed off her comic chops opposite Chris Rock, John Cena and Amy Schumer when she made her debut as host of Saturday Night Live over the weekend

Although she looked as if she was about to send the Brooklyn Nets player packing after his ‘inexcusable’ behavior at ‘the luau barbecue,’ Kim got a laugh out of the audience after sending him to the next round.

‘But, you’re also a six-time NBA All Star, and that intrigues me. Do you accept this token?’ she joked.

Among the other celebrity guests was Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford — though Kim just used initials for the last names — as well as actual Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron.

Chris Rock was among the contestants, and she joked that their date just consisted of watching all of his stand-up specials while he mouthed along. 

Old pals: Among those vying for the 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star's affection was NBA star Blake Griffin, who previously dated her younger sister Kendall Jenner

Old pals: Among those vying for the 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s affection was NBA star Blake Griffin, who previously dated her younger sister Kendall Jenner

Comedy fan: Chris Rock was among the contestants, and she joked that their date just consisted of watching all of his stand-up specials while he mouthed along.

Rule breaker: OK, this might be against the rules,' Kim said, before admitting she connected with one of the show's producers, which turned out to be comedian Amy Schumer

Comedy fan: Chris Rock was among the contestants, and she joked that their date just consisted of watching all of his stand-up specials while he mouthed along. ‘OK, this might be against the rules,’ Kim said, before admitting she connected with one of the show’s producers, which turned out to be comedian Amy Schumer

‘OK, this might be against the rules,’ Kim said, before admitting she connected with one of the show’s producers, which turned out to be comedian Amy Schumer.

She asked for Amy to accept her token to the next round, even though she’d never dated a woman before, which Amy accepted ‘with both [her] holes.’ 

Jesse Williams was next up, and Kim admitted she hadn’t talked to him at all that week, but he was ‘the most attractive man’ she’d ever met.

Finally, it came down to John Cena or Zeke, played by Kyle Mooney. Although she didn’t like that Cena had a wife, she still picked him. 

Coasting on this looks: Jesse Williams was next up, and Kim admitted she hadn't talked to him at all that week, but he was 'the most attractive man' she'd ever met

Coasting on this looks: Jesse Williams was next up, and Kim admitted she hadn’t talked to him at all that week, but he was ‘the most attractive man’ she’d ever met

Tough call: Finally, it came down to John Cena or Zeke, played by Kyle Mooney. Although she didn't like that Cena had a wife, she still picked him

Tough call: Finally, it came down to John Cena or Zeke, played by Kyle Mooney. Although she didn’t like that Cena had a wife, she still picked him

Yikes! The sketch took a dark turn when Mooney's character fell into a deadly pit of fire after not being chosen

Yikes! The sketch took a dark turn when Mooney’s character fell into a deadly pit of fire after not being chosen

‘I’m going to really need you to figure out this wife situation,’ she said. ‘But first, do you accept this token?’

The sketch took a dark turn when Mooney’s character fell into a deadly pit of fire after not being chosen. 

For her monologue, Kim poked fun at her estranged husband Kanye West as she made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.

The reality star star opened with some searing jokes about Kanye, who has reportedly helped her prepare for the show.

She gushed that he was the ‘best rapper of all time,’ a ‘genius,’ and the ‘richest Black man in America.’

‘So, when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing: his personality,’ she joked. 

Hitting close to home: Kim made her debut hosting Saturday Night Live

Ouch! She poked fun at her estranged husband Kanye West when she made her debut hosting Saturday Night Live

Hitting close to home: Kim poked fun at her estranged husband Kanye West when she made her debut hosting Saturday Night Live

Kim’s hosting debut comes after a whirlwind week with 20-hour work days.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was finally helming the decades-old sketch comedy series after being a regular target of its jokes for years.  

She stepped out for her monologue in a striking hot pink crushed velvet bodysuit with that was similar to outfits she wore for photoshoots earlier in the week.

It also featured the long gloves that have become a regular fixture of some of her recent ensembles. 

Kim opened up her monologue by acknowledging how some people were hesitant to see her host.

‘I know, I’m surprised to see me too!’ she joked. 

Pretty in pink: She stepped out for her monologue in a striking hot pink crushed velvet bodysuit with that was similar to outfits she wore for photoshoots earlier in the week

Pretty in pink: She stepped out for her monologue in a striking hot pink crushed velvet bodysuit with that was similar to outfits she wore for photoshoots earlier in the week

Kim opened up her monologue by acknowledging how some people were hesitant to see her host. 'I know, I’m surprised to see me too!' she joked

Kim opened up her monologue by acknowledging how some people were hesitant to see her host. ‘I know, I’m surprised to see me too!’ she joked

Harsh: She joked that her ex Kanye West was the 'best rapper of all time,' a 'genius,' and the 'richest Black man in America'

Zinger: 'So, when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing: his personality,' she joked

Harsh: She joked that her ex Kanye West was the ‘best rapper of all time,’ a ‘genius,’ and the ‘richest Black man in America.’ ‘So, when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing: his personality,’ she joked

In addition to poking fun at her divorce, Kim referenced her sex tape with Ray J.

‘When they asked, I was like, “You want me to host? Why? I haven’t had a movie premier in a really long time,”‘ she said of the tape

She joked that no one told her when it was coming out.

‘It must have slipped my mom’s mind,’ she added to more laughter.

Kim also referenced her father Robert Kardashian, who introduced her to her ‘first Black person,’ O.J. Simpson.

‘I know it’s weird to remember the first black person you met, but O.J. Does leave a mark, or several, or none at all. I still don’t know,’ she joked.  

The reality star rounded out her set by joking that her sisters used her body as a reference for their plastic surgeons.

A whole new world: After the break, Kim was back in a sketch inspired by Disney's Aladdin, with Pete Davidson playing the eponymous character while she was dressed as Jasmine on a flying carpet

A whole new world: After the break, Kim was back in a sketch inspired by Disney’s Aladdin, with Pete Davidson playing the eponymous character while she was dressed as Jasmine on a flying carpet

Not up to it: As they soared through the clouds, Pete suggested her calling him a 'street rat' was a slur, before admitting that he was worried he wouldn't be able to please her — physically

Not up to it: As they soared through the clouds, Pete suggested her calling him a ‘street rat’ was a slur, before admitting that he was worried he wouldn’t be able to please her — physically

Competition: Cecily Strong appeared as Jasmine's sister Journey ('We all have

Competition: Cecily Strong appeared as Jasmine’s sister Journey (‘We all have “J” names’),’ while Kenan Thompson played her boyfriend Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, which made Pete feel even more insignificant

Wish granted: Bowen Yang also popped up as the genie, who granted Pete's wish for a larger penis, though Kim noted that it was 'the wrong color' to laughter and groans from the audience

Wish granted: Bowen Yang also popped up as the genie, who granted Pete’s wish for a larger penis, though Kim noted that it was ‘the wrong color’ to laughter and groans from the audience

After the break, Kim was back in a sketch inspired by Disney’s Aladdin, with Pete Davidson playing the eponymous character while she was dressed as Jasmine on a flying carpet. 

As they soared through the clouds, Pete suggested her calling him a ‘street rat’ was a slur, before admitting that he was worried he wouldn’t be able to please her — physically.

‘If we go all the way, you might break me. Like, my thing might just break,’ he said.  

Cecily Strong appeared as Jasmine’s sister Journey (‘We all have “J” names’),’ while Kenan Thompson played her boyfriend Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, which made Pete feel even more insignificant.

Bowen Yang also popped up as the genie, who granted Pete’s wish for a larger penis, though Kim noted that it was ‘the wrong color’ to laughter and groans from the audience. 

Her big night: Kim's debut comes after a whirlwind week of 20-hour work days and consultations with her estranged husband Kanye West and other comedians; Kim seen leaving her hotel Saturday with Kanye following

Her big night: Kim’s debut comes after a whirlwind week of 20-hour work days and consultations with her estranged husband Kanye West and other comedians; Kim seen leaving her hotel Saturday with Kanye following

Fox News previously reported that while Kim is ‘nervous’ about her live-TV appearance because it’s a ‘big challenge,’ though she’s ‘determined to be a success.’

Kanye has helped to calm her nerves with tips for her monologue and even the kinds of outfits she should wear during the broadcast. 

Kim filed for divorce from the Donda rapper earlier this year, but they’ve managed to keep up a strong relationship when it comes to their parenting, and she has even supported him at the listening parties for his latest album.

Notably, in the promo which SNL shared on Instagram, the KUWTK star recited her name as ‘Kim Kardashian West,’ retaining her Kanye’s last name, which was also featured on promotional images put out by SNL  

Working hard: Kim shared that she finished rehearsals in the early morning hours of Saturday after a 20-hour-long day

Working hard: Kim shared that she finished rehearsals in the early morning hours of Saturday after a 20-hour-long day

Sinking her teeth in: Kim Kardashian showcased her acting chops as she questioned whether she will 'look the best' in a hilarious promo for her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Sinking her teeth in: Kim Kardashian showcased her acting chops as she questioned whether she will ‘look the best’ in a hilarious promo for her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Ouch! She brutally shut down Cecily after she suggested they start a girl group. 'We already said

Ouch! She brutally shut down Cecily after she suggested they start a girl group. ‘We already said “no” when you pitched that backstage’

Kim will be hosting with Halsey providing the musical entertainment.

In the promo for this week’s episode, Kim jokingly played a mean girl as she shut down SNL star Cecily Strong.

‘Oh my gosh, this crazy thought just occurred to me in this exact moment right now,’ Cecily jumped in once Kim introduced Halsey. ‘Should we start our own girl group?’

The pop star firmly replied: ‘Absolutely not,’ with Kim adding: ‘We already said “no” when you pitched that backstage.’

‘Oh, you could hear me,’ Cecily replied. ‘I wasn’t sure because security had me in a headlock.’

Earlier in the day, Kim gave SNL’s fans a rare look into her preparation when she took over the show’s Instagram account.

Although she didn’t appear to be focused on rehearsals for the day, she showed off multiple stunning ensembles for photoshoots.  

Pretty in pink: The long-running sketch comedy show announced a social takeover earlier this week, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet suit

Pretty in pink: The long-running sketch comedy show announced a social takeover earlier this week, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet suit

According to TMZ, Kim has been getting tips on making the audience laugh from standup icons Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Wolf, and James Corden.

They’ve been helping her to nail her rhythm and comic timing, as well as giving her tips on things to mention in the monologue, which the host often collaborates on.

 On Friday a source told DailyMail.com exclusively: ‘Kim is really apprehensive about it and wants people there she trusts who can have her back and make her feel like this is a fun experience and not some massive hurdle.’  

Can Kim Kardashian save SNL’s ratings after dismal season debut?

Saturday Night Live is hoping Kim Kardashian’s star-power can attract a desperately needed surge in viewers, after this season’s opener earned the show’s lowest ratings in history. 

While the reality star’s upcoming hosting gig has attracted a lot of buzz, it will take a ton of eyes to bounce back from last week’s dismal ratings. 

According to Nielsen, the season 47 premiere is now the lowest-ranked episode among the show’s key demographic – adults between 18-49.

First time host Owen Wilson’s October 2nd episode scored a 0.92 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that just .92% of that group watched the show, according to Nielsen.  

Ratings magnet? SNL is hoping that this weekend's host Kim Kardashian can help them bounce back from a dismal season opener, which earned some of the show's lowest ratings in history

Ratings magnet? SNL is hoping that this weekend’s host Kim Kardashian can help them bounce back from a dismal season opener, which earned some of the show’s lowest ratings in history

The record for the episode with the all-time fewest viewers is still held by Scarlett Johansson, but that was not a season premiere. Her episode, which aired on May 2, 2015, was watched by 4.7 million viewers. 

SNL producer Lorne Michaels has been courting Kardashian to make an appearance for some time.

In August it was reported that Kim and momager Kris Jenner met up with Michaels at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge.

‘Lorne wants her to do the show,’ an insider told KNEWZ , noting Michaels was hoping to get Kardashian to do the premiere.  

Tanked: First time host Owen Wilson's October 2nd episode scored a 0.92 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that just .92% of that group watched the show, according to Nielsen

Tanked: First time host Owen Wilson’s October 2nd episode scored a 0.92 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that just .92% of that group watched the show, according to Nielsen

Historic low: The record for the episode with the all-time fewest viewers is still held by Scarlett Johansson, but that was not a season premiere. Her episode, which aired on May 2, 2015, was watched by 4.7 million viewers

Historic low: The record for the episode with the all-time fewest viewers is still held by Scarlett Johansson, but that was not a season premiere. Her episode, which aired on May 2, 2015, was watched by 4.7 million viewers

Last season, Saturday Night Live jumped up from the second spot back to the top as the number one comedy show among all broadcast and cable networks. 

But the show’s ratings and viewership has been sinking in recent years. 

The new season opened with a sketch poking fun at President Joe Biden and the division within the Democratic Party but after four years of endless material provided to the show by President Trump, the show has been criticized last season for going easy on President Biden.

This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Kim Kardashian and featuring musical guest Halsey airs October 9th at 8:30pm PST/ 11:30PM EST.

From Adele to Elon Musk: A look back at SNL’s most surprising guest hosts and which of them bombed

While she may not be a singer, actor, or comedian – Kim Kardashian certainly isn’t the first celebrity that has been a surprising pick as a Saturday Night Live host. 

Here, DailyMail.com takes a look at some of the most bizarre choices of SNL guest stars, and which of them bombed live of the night… 

Donald Trump (2015) 

Former President Donald Trump first hosted SNL in 2004, but it was his 2015 appearance that really caused a stir. The show’s decision to let a Republican Presidential nominee host was met with huge criticism and actual protests against the show.  Did it pay off? Cast member Colin Jost later confessed that the episode was ‘pretty bad’ while Killam, who played Trump before Alec Baldwin, called it ’embarrassing and shameful.’ Killiam said: ‘It was rough. It was not enjoyable at the time and something that only grows more embarrassing and shameful as time goes on.’

Trump pictured on his first go at hosting in 2004

Trump pictured on his first go at hosting in 2004

Adele (2020) 

Saturday Night Live is often credited as launching Adele’s career in the States, as she happened to perform on one of the most highest-rated episodes, on September 13, 2008, when Sarah Palin hosted. However, the singer really shocked fans when she decided to host the show last October, despite not having anything to promote at the time (stars usually appear as part of a promotion trail.) The risky move paid off, as the Someone Like You singer went down a storm with hit skits such as her take on The Bachelor. However, she did receive criticism for the Africa sex tourism sketch, where she, Heidi Gardner and Kate McKinnon played divorcees lusting after African men.

Surprise! Adele shocked fans when she hosted last year

Surprise! Adele shocked fans when she hosted last year 

Elon Musk (2021)

The announcement of Elon Musk as host immediately caused outrage both from fans and members of the cast. Many threw shade, including popular star Aidy Bryant who subsequently posted a tweet from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders that criticized ‘the 50 wealthiest people in America today.’ Bryant was not featured in Musk’s episode. While the end result was a mixed bag of reactions from viewers, the Tesla billionaire received praise from openly talking about suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, while his then-girlfriend, the musician Grimes, also leant her support by appearing on the show with him.  

Wrong choice? Some SNL stars were less than happy with Musk as host

Wrong choice? Some SNL stars were less than happy with Musk as host 

Paris Hilton (2005)

A both surprising and brave choice for the comedy gig – sadly Paris Hilton stab at SNL glory did not work out well. She appeared on February 2, 2005, riding high off The Simple Life and played an adulterous Barbie Doll and also Melania Trump. While her skits failed to make much of an impact, it was her behind-the-scenes behavior that was called into question. Then SNL star Tina Fey called her a ‘piece of s**t’ to Howard Stern in 2006. Mean Girls star and writer Fey called the Hilton heiress ‘awful’ and and said that she was ‘unbelievable dumb and so proud of how dumb she is.’

Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon, Paris Hilton during Weekend Update on December 6, 2008

Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon, Paris Hilton during Weekend Update on December 6, 2008

Ronda Rousey (2016) 

At the time, Ronda Rousey was a up and coming UFC star on the verge of breaking through into the mainstream when she hosted in 2016. However, the WWE champ hosted the show just a mere two months after her brutal fight against Holly Holm, and perhaps that coupled with a huge snowstorm around NYC affected her performance as reviews were dismal. IndieWire said Rousey ‘wasn’t that effective’ and that Tina Fey had ‘stolen’ the show from her. ‘Bringing in an athlete as host is always a risky move,’ the review said, but also said Rousey ‘didn’t do anything wrong’ and nailed some comic timing. 

Pictured: (l-r) Ronda Rousey and Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber during the monologue on January 23, 2016

Pictured: (l-r) Ronda Rousey and Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber during the monologue on January 23, 2016

Ron Reagan (1986) 

Then-President Ronald Reagan’s son Ron Reagan was considered a surprising choice in 1986, and raised many eyebrows at the time. He opened the show ripping off Tom Cruise in Risky Business as he paraded through the White House in his underwear. Randy Quaid played his father while Terry Sweeney went in full drag as Nancy Reagan. Reports said at the time that Reagan, a former ballet dancer, was allowed to approve everything in the skits beforehand. All in all, the shock hosting gig was not a disaster, and is fondly remembered for a Back to the Future skit. 

Pictured: (l-r) Randy Quaid as President Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan during their Back To The Future skit on February 8, 1986

Pictured: (l-r) Randy Quaid as President Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan during their Back To The Future skit on February 8, 1986

Nancy Kerrigan (1994) 

Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan hosted SNL just a mere few months after she was infamously attacked by Tonya Harding’s boyfriend. Certainly an odd choice, TIME Magazine said Kerrigan ‘put in a supremely awkward performance.’ However, while Kerrigan may have missed the comedic mark – it was a ratings hit, also thanks to a legendary musical Aretha Franklin. Chris Farley and David Spade where also praised for their hilarious commentary of Olympic ice skating during the episode. 

Nancy Kerrigan onstage during the monologue March 12, 1994

Nancy Kerrigan onstage during the monologue March 12, 1994

Catherine Oxenberg (1986) 

Many will now recognize the name Catherine Oxenberg as being part of the hit HBO documentary The Vow about NXIVM leader Keith Raniere. But back in the 80s, Oxenberg was a hit on Dynasty playing Amanda Carrington and worthy of the SNL hosting gig. She impressed viewers by comparing her mother on the show Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins) to her famous mother in real-life, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. Musical guests for the episode included Paul Simon and LadySmith Black Mambazo. 

Pictured: Catherine Oxenberg during the Monologue on May 10, 1986

Pictured: Catherine Oxenberg during the Monologue on May 10, 1986

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