March 8th, 2014
A Message from the President of the United StatesSummary: President Barack Obama (Jay Pharoah) toughens his image for Vladmir Putin with a little help from an action-movie trailer presented by Liam Neeson.
Recurring Characters: President Barack Obama.
Lena Dunham’s MonologueSummary: Lenan Dunham would rather not entertain the cast members’ sex questions.
Ooh ChildSummary: A group of road-trippers sing along to “Ooh Child”, but the girl in the backseat (Lena Dunham) keeps getting interrupted by GPS directions.
ScandalSummary: Newcomer Kelsey (Lena Dunham) is super-impressed with how quick and on-the-ball Olivia Pope (Sasheer Zamata) and her team are at infiltrating problem situations.
What’s Poppin’Summary: LeGod Williams (Kenan Thompson) and Lil’ Taint Anthony (Jay Pharoah) are flummoxed by the performance of white hip-hop group That’s a Rap!
GirlSummary: The biblical tale of the Garden of Eden as presented as a prequel to “Girls” is coming soon to theaters.
What Are You Even Doing? You’re Being CrazySummary: Marisa (Nasim Pedrad) and Brendal (Lena Dunham) goofily flirt with boys and Jon Hamm.
The National performs “Graceless”
Weekend Update with Cecily Strong & Colin JostSummary: Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Taran Killam) rambles while discussing the series finale of “True Detective”. Vladmir Putin’s Best Friends from Growing Up (Vanessa Bayer, Fred Armisen) try to defend his recent military actions.
Recurring Characters: Matthew McConaughey, Best Friends from Growing Up.
Jewelry PartySummary: Marisol’s (Cecily Strong) sexist Internet boyfriend (Mike O’Brien) brings the party down.
Pimpin’ Pimpin’ Pimpin’ with Katt WilliamsSummary: Katt Williams (Jay Pharoah) interviews Jared Leto (Brooks Wheelan), Liza MInelli (Lena Dunham) and Harrison Ford (Taran Killam) on his Oscar Edition.
Recurring Characters: Katt Williams, Liza MInelli.
The National performs “I Need My Girl”
ConcertSummary: Office boneheads (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney) try to solicit co-worker (Brooks Wheelan) into Will Smith concert get-together via unnecessary e-mail messages.
Dress Rehearsal Cuts