Zach Galifianakis Pays Tribute to “Annie” on “SNL”

By David Chiu
|  Sunday, Mar 13, 2011  |  Updated 6:08 AM PDT
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NEW YORK - JULY 19: Actor Zach Galifianakis attends the "Dinner For Schmucks" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Zach Galifianakis may have set the latest fashion trend of the year: the Little Orphan Annie.

During his monologue last night when he hosted Saturday Night Live, "The Hangover" star took off his shirt and pants, which revealed underneath the famous red dress worn by the legendary comic character. (The only thing missing was a curly redheaded wig). Galifianakis lip-synched to the tune of “Tomorrow” from the musical while turning the pages of a poster board that revealed such messages as:  “Thanks for the applause,” “Clap if you endorse legalized marijuana,” “Dukakis 2012,” and “I’m ashamed of this audience.”

Prior to the stunt, Galifianakis also told random jokes during the monologue, like a message that his grandmother told him right before she died: “What are you doing?” He also said that he will be making an appearance at Long John Silver’s and that he’s babysitting his sister’s kids through Skype.

The sketches that the comedian appeared last night included: the captain of the Titanic who dressed like a woman (but forgot to shave his beard) so he could be on the lifeboat with the other women survivors; a comic named Pete “Airhorn” Schultz who is also a member of “The Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy”; an annoyed audience member wearing a “The View” T-shirt while attending a taping of “The Talk “program; and a Hannibal Lecter-type character (complete with mask and gurney) trying to scared kids straight at a police station—he also made a reference to “The Hangover” during that skit.

Galifinakis also starred in a cute "SNL" Digital Short, in which he interviews children to be his new assistant.

The musical guest last night was pop singer Jessie J.

On Weekend Update, anchor Seth Meyers’ guests were Julie Taymor, the recently director of the troubled Broadway production of Spider-Man: “Turn off the Dark.“; and Liam, a teenager who had just woke up to comment about Obama’s energy policy and that the president and Peter Falk had the bodies of a hawk.

The new host /musical performer on the next "SNL" April 2 will be the Rocket Man, Elton John.

Sources: Hulu.com, Saturday Night Live broadcast March 12, The Hollywood Reporter.

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