'SNL' promo pic: Visual evidence that this week's show will be bizarre -- EXCLUSIVE

Throughout Saturday Night Live‘s august, 36-year history, there have been some truly weird host/musical guest pairings: Betty White & Jay-Z, John C. Reilly & My Chemical Romance, and Jamie Foxx & Blink-182 all immediately spring to mind. But this week’s show, which will be hosted by Social Network star and Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg with musical guest Nicki Minaj, may feature the oddest couple ever to grace Studio 8H. 

Just look at this promo picture. Eisenberg is positively Zuckerbergian in a drab purple hoodie and button-down (looks like he inspired Kenan Thompson to go for the same look, too), while Nicki is dressed to impress in one of her trademark crazypants-chic outfits, complete with Barbie-pink lipstick and a snazzy wig. Now all we can do is see how they interact during the show.

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  • LOL

    Minaj looks like a clown. Why does 80% of the music on SNL stink?

    • DJ

      Because the other 20% is crap.

    • hermione

      These percentages make no sense.

      • LOL

        4 out of 3 people have trouble with fractions.

      • gustiq

        60% of the time, it works every time.

      • mixtapememoirs

        Well played, gustiq

      • LOL

        Made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.

      • mark

        lol @ gustiq

  • Monty

    $5 says we see keenan in that exact same outfit and getup on the show.

    • Anth

      “Getup”? It’s a red collared shirt and a jacket. Not sure why it would be anything out of the ordinary if he wears it or doesn’t wear it.

      • gustiq

        i heart The Get Up Kids.

      • Dominic

        I’m just happy to see Kenan in anything… Kenan = hot and funny.

      • Monty

        I meant to say he will wear what Nicki Minaj is wearing…in a skit where he is her.

  • JN

    A wig!?!?!?! Really!?!?!?

    • hermione

      Why are you upset?

  • lefty

    As wildly as she dresses, Nicki seems like a very genuine person. I don’t think this is that strange of a combo really.

  • ell

    Jesse Eisenberg is ridiculously adorable. Nicki Minaj is…well, Nicki Minaj.

  • hermione

    Eisenberg is kind of adorable in a weird way. I loved him and Emmas Stone in Zombieland.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Jesse Eisenberg was Andy Samberg when I first looked at the picture. They look so much alike.

  • Mike S.

    Nicki is looking great. This is a MUST SEE.

  • lily

    Jesse Eisenberg steals clothes from sets, so I’m not surprised.

  • Christine

    Oh, Jesse. Why so cute and awkward? This is certainly an interesting pairing…

  • tsnfan

    seriously can’t wait for this! jesse is adorable! hope he doesn’t disappoint

  • Rachel

    Nicki always strikes me as really sweet. why the hate?

    • Mandy

      I agree. She’s seems crazy but totally sweet, and I think she’s a very exciting artist right now.

  • Sydney

    Eisenberg needs to stop straightening his hair, or wash it or do something instead of whatever he is doing. I am not a fan. I am very interested to see what he can do on Saturday.

  • Donald

    The writers have so much to work with this week: the rebuttals to the State of the Union address, Joe Biden being passed over for jury duty (Jason Sudakis could rock that).

  • G

    I bet they’ll do some skit related to the constant Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Cera confusion.

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