December 15th, 2012
The New York City Children’s Chorus
Samuel L. Jackson
The New York City Children’s Chorus performs “Silent Night”
Martin Short’s MonologueSummary: Martin Short dances through the halls and sings about how Christmas is the horniest time of the year.
A Tony Bennett ChristmasSummary: Tony Bennett’s (Alec Baldwin) younger brother Jerry (Kenan Thompson) joins hi for Christmas festivities and an interview with Kanye West (Jay Pharoah).
Recurring Characters: Tony Bennett, Kanye West.
Royal Family DoctorSummary: Rupert Smythe Pennington (Martin Short), a representative of the Royal Family, outlines the unusual requirements that Kate Middleton’s doctor (Bill Hader) will need to perform throughout her pregnancy.
Recurring Characters: Queen Elizabeth II.
You’re A Rat Bastard, Charlie BrownSummary: The Brooklynese version of a Charlie Brown Christmas stars Al Pacino (Bill Hader) as Charlie Brown, with Larry David (Martin Short) as Linus and many other celebrities.
Recurring Characters: Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Fran Drescher.
Paul McCartney with Joe Walsh performs “My Valentine”
Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Bar Mitzvah Boy Jacob (Vanessa Bayer) explains the story of Chanukah as though performing a comedy roast. The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party (Cecily Strong) has some choice rambling comments about the real meaning of Christmas.
Recurring Characters: Jacob, The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party.
What Up With That?Summary: In a special salute to Christmas, Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) interrupts Samuel L. Jackson and Carrie Brownstein.
Recurring Characters: Diondre Cole, Vance, Lindsey Buckingham, Jackie Rogers, Jr.
Note: Samuel L. Jackson curses twice in this sketch, causing Kenan Thompson to ad-lib “That costs money!”
Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear performs “Cut Me Some Slack”
Old FriendsSummary: Old friends Mark (Fred Armisen) and Dennis (Martin Short) run into each other at Restoration Hardware during the Christmas holidays, and catch up on old, odd times.
Pageant AuditionsSummary: Caleb (Martin Short) auditions to sing, but is reluctant to let his triangle player Monty (Paul McCartney) perform a song.
Note: This sketch breaks the fourth wall to enter right into McCartney’s next musical performance.
Paul McCartney and The New York City Children’s Chorus perform “Wonderful Christmas Time”
Dress Rehearsal Cuts