February 18th, 2012
New York Sports NowSummary: Dan Mardell (Bill Hader) and fellow sportscasters (Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharaoh) all have Lin-sanity for Jeremy Lin, but Joe Dickson (Taran Killam) inadvertently makes racist jokes in his desperate attempts to fit in with his co-anchors.
Maya Rudolph’s MonologueSummary: Maya Rudolph sings “Do You Wanna Funk” in regards to how much booty she got while she was a cast member.
Recurring Characters: Stefon.
Bronx Beat with Betty & JodiSummary: Betty Caruso (Amy Poehler) and Jodi Deitz (Maya Rudolph) chatter with their show’s goofball boom mike operator (Justin Timberlake) and camera guy (Andy Samberg).
Recurring Characters: Betty Caruso, Jodi Deitz.
Maya Angelou’s: I Know Why the Caged Bird Laughs!Summary: Maya Angelou (Maya Rudolph) pulls childish pranks on celebrity friends Morgan Freeman (Jay Pharoah), Dr. Cornel West (Kenan Thompson) and Stephen King (Bill Hader).
Recurring Characters: Maya Angelou, Morgan Freeman, Stephen King.
At Home with Beyonce and Jay-ZSummary: Beyonce (Maya Rudolph) and Jay-Z (Jay Pharoah) welcome celebrity guests to their home to meet new daughter Blue Ivy.
Recurring Characters: Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Prince, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift.
Sleigh Bells perform “Comeback Kid”
Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler ask “Really!?!” in regards to the Congressional birth control mandate debate that didn’t include any women.
What Up With That?Summary: Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) interrupts guests Bill O’Reilly and Lindsey Buckingham (Bill Hader) during the President’s Day Special so he can continue singing his theme song.
Recurring Characters: Diondre Cole, Lindsey Buckingham.
Super ShowcaseSummary: Game show contestant (Vanessa Bayer) loses out on a showcase, so wacky-voiced starlets Vonda (Kristen Wiig) and Shonda (Maya Rudolph) show her all the prizes she didn’t win.
The Obama ShowSummary: Michelle Obama’s (Maya Rudolph) obesity stance is presented as a “Cosby Show” spoof that finds President Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) trying to sneak a hoagie behind the First-Lady’s back.
Recurring Characters: President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton.
Sleigh Bells perform “End of the Line”
How’s He Doing?Summary: Black panelists (Jay Pharoah, Maya Rudolph) are willing to re-elect President Barack Obama no matter what offbeat scenarios are presented by the show’s host (Kenan Thompson).
Dress Rehearsal Cuts
The VoiceSummary: During her audition, a contestant (Maya Rudolph) performs in many different voices and punches one of the judges for not choosing her.
Recurring Characters: Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera.
AttorneysSummary: Oversexed female attorneys (Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen) try to seduce their make clients (Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson, Jason Sudeikis).
Enchanted ForestSummary: While in the forest, Paul Giamatti (Andy Samberg) tries to engage plants and animals in conversation.