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Jason Segel on Hosting 'Saturday Night Live' and Accomplishing His Childhood Goals

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 21st 2011 6:45PM
jason segal saturday night live Not many people get the chance to accomplish all of their childhood goals, let alone all three in one week, but Jason Segel's one lucky guy. Not only did he cross making a Muppet movie off his inverse-bucket list, but he finally achieved another childhood dream by hosting 'Saturday Night Live.'

"I have a list of childhood goals," Segel told Moviefone. "There are only three things on it: Be on David Letterman, work with the Muppets, and host 'SNL.' I had done Letterman before and I, obviously, did the Muppet movie last year. But, I did all three last week. In one week! That's not hyperbole, that's an actual list I had."

And Segel brought his A-game to Saturday night's show. AOL TV's 'SNL' expert, Mike Ryan, gave the episode his highest score of the season. Segel brought the Muppets -- and Paul Rudd along with him, because what's a 'SNL' "Kissing" sketch with Paul Rudd?

As it turns out, Segel and Rudd got a little too into the "Kissing" sketch.

"We were told to tone it down," Segel revealed. "I 'Fatal Attraction-ed' him in dress rehearsal. I threw him up against the wall to the point that I almost destroyed the set. I yanked his hair back so violently, and I basically, like, I can't say the word, I mean, I hate-kissed him. [laughs] So hard!"

Just like that, 'SNL' magic was created.

To read the entire [hilarious] interview, click on over to Moviefone.

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