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In the unaired skit, SNL host Timberlake -- clad in a white wig and 1780s garb -- plays the renowned composer Mozart, who is telling a group of friends that he is going to put his music career on hold to pursue a different field. Watch the sketch below:
"I'm going to take a break from music and become an actor," Timberlake-as-Mozart declares, eliciting derisive laughs from his wig-topped cohorts.
One of his buddies (Bill Hader) replies, "Surely you're joking. You're not one of those musicians who think they can act?"
Angered by his friends' dismissive attitude, Timber-zart reminds his pals that he has lots of acting experience, starting when he was in "Ze Austrian Mouse Club" with "little Beethoven, little Haydn, Christina and Sir Ryan Gosling." He adds, "Yeah, we all hooked up with each other."
Timberlake, of course, was a child star in the Mickey Mouse Club with Christina Aguilera and Gosling, among others.
Still not impressed, his friends say they might start hanging out with someone else. "Let's go work for that new kid, Wolfgang Amadeus Bieber," says a gown-clad lady (Abby Elliott).
"Bieber! You can't be serious!" erupts Mozart. "Why don't you just put a wig on a chipmunk and train it to act like a black man?"
As the scene concludes, Johann Sebastian Bach (Jason Sudeikis) shows up, announces he's throwing a party and asks Mozart if he's going to bring anything. "Why yes, as a matter of fact I am," Mozart says. "I'm bringing sexy, Bach."
It was a pretty funny scene and, with the elaborate costumes and scenery, obviously not something written at the last minute. Too bad it was cut, but at least we still have the tape to watch.