Saturday Night Live

Season 37 Episode 20

Eli Manning/Rihanna

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 05, 2012 on NBC



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    • According to various reports, Rihanna did not perform in dress rehearsal, citing illness. However, she seemed perfectly healthy during the live show and was seen wandering around backstage between sketches, drawing the ire of the show's crew.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: President Obama cold open, where the president (Fred Armisen) talks about the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's killing and his critic's dismissal of the event; various holograms of dead people perform songs; 'We're Just Friends' shorts (rerun from Sofia Vergara/One Direction); acting coach (Kristin Wiig) teaches students the perfect way to awaken from slumber; DJ Supersoak (Jason Sudeikis) and Lil' Blaster (Nasim Pedrad) showcase more wacky events at the Arbor Day edition of the Underground Festival; Aziz (Nasim Pedrad) attempts to buy a jacket from an annoyed merchant (Taran Killam); and on Weekend Update, a man (Bobby Moynihan) attempts metamorphosis into the Incredible Hulk.

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