Blake Shelton Plays John Smith in Un-Aired ‘SNL’ Skit


by Jackson Dodd

Saturday Night Live has released an un-aired skit featuring Blake Shelton playing John Smith from the Disney film Pocahontas.

In late January, Shelton hosted SNL and joined the list as one of the few hosts to actually be the musical guest as well.

Yesterday (August 12), SNL released a skit that due to time constraints was cut from the original broadcast.

The premise of the skit is simple enough.  Shelton plays the “real life” John Smith at a Disney park.  Shelton, as Smith, introduces himself as, “Jamestown’s most famous settler.” The guests in the receiving line quickly turn and walk away.

Related: Blake Shelton Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’ for ‘Max’ Soundtrack

Seemingly, the guests in line have no idea who John Smith is, the British settler who wins Pocahontas’ heart. The almost five-minute video brings a few laughs, namely from a broken down mechanical raccoon, a Mel Gibson reference, and a visit from the wife who died at the beginning of the film Up.

Perhaps the funniest part, especially for those who follow Shelton on Twitter, comes at the end when he leaves his post to “Go get drunk and ride Splash Mountain.”

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