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Saoirse Ronan made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut this weekend, kicking off her episode with a public service announcement on how to pronounce her name.

“I am very Irish, and I have an extremely Irish name,” the Lady Bird star explained in her opening monologue. “Some would say too Irish. It’s Saoirse. It means freedom. But I’ve got a little problem: It’s spelled wrong. It’s a full typo.”

Ronan then launched into a well-intentioned but perhaps overly complicated song trying to teach everyone the proper pronunciation — to varying degrees of success. (The SNL cast members tried their best, but they ended up calling her Cersei, Sushi, and Sore Cheese.)

“If it were a Wheel of Fortune puzzle, you couldn’t afford it,” Ronan added. “There’s too many vowels.”

Episode Recaps

Saturday Night Live - Season 42

Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 47
rating
  • TV-14
genre
airs
  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
creator
  • Lorne Michaels
network
  • NBC
stream service

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