It's been more than a decade since Jamie Foxx hosted Saturday Night Live, but the Django Unchained star hasn't lost his sense of humor. Of a season of hit or miss episodes, Jamie Foxx's SNL episode last night had a number of funny sketches, including one about a tree pimp, and another that explores the confusion between Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney.
Last night's SNL seemed to get better better with each sketch, with some of the funnier sketches landing at the end. Among the highlights of the episode was the Mulroney/McDermott focused game show that had fun with the idea that these two actors are easy to mix up (which they kind of are). There was also Tyler Perry's Madea sketch that had Foxx playing two roles (at once), and for something a bit more holiday focused, a sketch that had Kenan Thompson as a tree pimp.
Among some of the other tidbits are the musical performances by Ne-Yo, The "Maine Justice" sketch is also well worth checking out and offers a funny guest appearance by It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Charlie Day. And I found the "Swarvoski Crystals" sketch bizarrely funny. And as a bonus, we have a video from the dress rehearsal that has Bill Hader and Fred Armisen playing chatty doormen. While the sketch itself is just ok, what's funner is the two guys' inability to keep it together all the way through.
Ahead are the videos, starting with the Presidential cold open…
Fiscal Cliff Press Conference Cold Open
President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner announce they've reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, and it doesn't involve raising taxes!
Jamie Foxx Monologue
Jamie Foxx is happy black is the new white and has no problem pointing out "How black is that?" instances.
Two Michigan State students share Japanese Christmas traditions and welcome fellow student Dante, who shares the same passion for Japanese culture.
Bitch Game Show
It's time for another episode of everyone's favorite hostile game show, Bitch: What's the Answer?
Tyler Perry Presents: Alex Cross
To catch a killer, Tyler Perry takes on the roles of Madea and Alex Cross in the thriller, Tyler Perry's Alex Cross 2 Madea: Special Ops.
Ne-Yo: Let Me Love You
Musical guest Ne-Yo performs "Let Me Love You."
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Weekend Update: Mrs. Claus
Seth welcomes Mrs. Claus who also has her share of stresses around the Christmas season.
Weekend Update: Ding Dong
In the wake of the Hostess bankruptcy, the Ding Dong stops by to complain about playing second fiddle to the Twinkie.
After years of prostituting women, Marcus Banks has taken his pimp game to the Christmas tree business.
Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney
On America's toughest game show, three contestants have a hard time figuring out who is Dylan McDermott and who is Dermot Mulroney.
Ne-Yo: She Is
Musical guest Ne-Yo performs "She Is."
A defendant is confused when his court case, heard in Maine, feels like it's set in the Louisiana bayou.
If diamonds are out of your budget, consider Swarvoski crystals which are great options for necklace.
Dress Rehearsal: Renaldo and Alexi
Two Manhattan doormen from overseas enjoy telling popular Christmas stories to the tenants of their building. From dress rehearsal.