What say you, America? Should Brian Wilson, the country's favorite eccentric closer, host "Saturday Night Live?"
Like Betty White before him, there is a growing web movement to get Wilson to host the show. And by "growing internet movement," I mean there's a Facebook group called "Brian Wilson Should Host SNL" that has had 1,400 new "likes" in three days. Not earth-shattering numbers, no, but the idea of Wilson hosting SNL is conceivable, and his sudden, culty popularity points to this thing having some legs.
Why should Wilson host SNL, you ask?
Reason 1: He works well on the fly. Although SNL is scripted, there are times when performers, and hosts, have been known to improvise. Such a skill is often necessary when filming a live show. And if his postgame interviews are any indication, Wilson would be able to wing it on camera successfully.
Reason 2: He works well with a script. Consider his "Machine" prank on a sports anchor, wherein he had a leather-clad friend float by in the background while taping a live interview segment. It was outrageous, ballsy, and immediately endeared him to hundreds of thousands of Youtube viewers.
Reason 3: I don't know if you know this, but people enjoy Brian Wilson.
So: does this movement have a shot of thrusting Wilson onto the 30 Rock stage? Or is he too obscure, too sporty for late night, sketch-based comedy?