December 13th, 2008
Blagojevich HearingSummary: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (Jason Sudeikis) testifies and curses before the Senate Banking Committee for his own financial bailout.
Recurring Characters: Rod Blagojevich, Robert Byrd, Evan Bayh, Christopher Dodd, Elizabeth Dole.
Bronx BeatSummary: Betty Caruso (Amy Poehler) and Jodi Deitz (Maya Rudolph) chatter with Jeffrey Billings (Hugh Laurie).
Recurring Characters: Betty Caruso, Jodi Deitz.
Sarcastic Christmas DinnerSummary: Members of a family (Hugh Laurie, Casey Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig) make sarcastic remarks to one another over a tense Christmas dinner.
Wedding ToastsSummary: Offbeat members of the Culhane family continuously interrupt the emcee (Jason Sudeikis) at the wedding reception of David (Andy Samberg) and Tina (Abby Elliott).
Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: New York Governor David Paterson (Fred Armisen) comments about ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and mocks New Jersey. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler ask “Really!?!” following Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s scandal. Amy Poehler’s announcement that she’s really leaving “SNL” is interrupted by a wandering Gov. David Paterson (Fred Armisen).
Magical LampsSummary: A trio of singing lamps (Hugh Laurie, Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig) take their shopkeepers (Fred Armisen, Michaela Watkins) hostage, shoot a grandfather clock (Will Forte), and star in a new Broadway musical.
The Cat’s Christmas LetterSummary: An exasperated husband (Hugh Laurie) types up the family’s Christmas letter in their dead pet cat’s voice, as dictated by his nutty wife (Kristen Wiig).
An SNL Digital ShortSummary: As the boss (Hugh Laurie) announces impending company layoffs, employee Marcus (Fred Armisen) can’t keep his hands off what he thinks are delicious cookies.
Kayne West performs “Heartless”