PHOTOS: Chris Pratt Kicks Off SNL Season 40, Rubs A Guy’s Crotch In The Process

hostChris Pratt kicked off Saturday Night Live’s 40th (yes, 40th…) season this weekend, and despite a few nervous hiccups from new cast members, it was a promisingly funny hour of television.

This was due in no small part to Chris’ strength as host, so how the gang does with a not-so-comedically-inclined guest star (Justin Bieber was a notoriously terrible host, for instance) remains to be seen.

But really, we’re just happy Chris was sport enough to make fun of his recent rise to Hollywood hunk status.

Like when he appeared as a scantily clad action figure and played a bit of crotch hockey. Channing Tatum would certainly be pleased.

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He’s also no doubt caught on to the fact that he has quite the gay following these days.

Which is why we loved to see him in drag as a very handsome Princess Leia:

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And playing a gay veterinarian’s nurse:

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With Sarah Silverman set to host this weekend, SNL’s fourth decade is off to a good start. Too bad Maroon 5 will be the musical guest.

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