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Ryan Gosling's SNL Promos Show How Not to Flirt With Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, which means if you happen to be in New York City, there's the minuscule-albeit-technically-viable possibility that you could maybe run into Ryan Gosling — and perhaps even have the chance to flirt with him. Should this magical experience present itself before you, however, consider Aidy Bryant your spirit guide of what not to do.

In the promo for this Saturday's show, cast member Aidy Bryant was tasked with the simple responsibility of reading off of cue cards to inform audiences that this week's episode is hosted by Ryan Gosling and that the musical guest is Leon Bridges. But add the physical presence of Ryan Gosling, and this otherwise mundane task proves rather difficult.

It starts off fine, with Bryant saying, "Please tune in! I'm Aidy Bryant." Then, this happens: "Oh, weird, what does this card say, 'Ryan and Aidy kiss passionately for remainder of promo?'" Things go downhill from there.