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Watch Questlove play a corpse on Law and Order: SVU

on March 20, 2014, 9:00am

Last night, one of Questlove’s life-long fantasies came true when he appeared on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. As a corpse. While Quest made only a brief cameo unrelated to the main storyline, it doesn’t change the fact that he got 17-seconds of screen time with the great Detective Tutuola. So, where does The Roots mastermind’s performance rank in the pantheon of great actors playing corpses? Sure, he’s no Sheryl Lee on Twin Peaks, but he’s far more believable then Amanda Wyss in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Didn’t have the ol’ DVR fired up? Catch the clip below. You can replay the full episode — which also featured an appearance from a racist Alec Baldwin (yes, he actually played a racist) — at Hulu.

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