Justin Timberlake put on both his host and musician cap as he took the stage at Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday night.
Justin Timberlake, 31, is one of the youngest to do so, and played to that honor in his opening monologue.
But as much as he joked, the singer played into those expectations as well – starting the hashtag #JTonSNL on Twitter and Instagram earlier in the week and posting preview snaps from rehearsal days before.
Then he introduced the audience to a little known SNL clique called the Five-Timers Club, which awards its members with a gold card.
“In case you don’t know, this is the most exclusive club in New York,” Justin Timberlake assured, before providing the audience with a peek inside the club.
Justin Timberlake walks off stage to a secret room, where he is instantly given a smoking jacket with the number 5 emblazoned on the chest – and greeted to the tunes of Paul Simon.
The Simon and Garfunkel frontman then introduces Justin Timberlake to the other members – which included a pipe-smoking Steve Martin, a bartending Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Candace Bergen.
“Welcome to the club old boy,” 14-time host Steve Martin jeered.
“I always thought if an ‘Nsync member made the five timers club it would be Joey Fatone.”