Saturday Night Live

Season 37 Episode 22

Mick Jagger/Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 19, 2012 on NBC
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  • NEW YORK'S FINEST

    SNL: A Star-Studded Farewell to Kristen Wiig (Featuring Mick Jagger & Friends!)

    Host and musical guest Mick Jagger presided over a surprisingly star-studded farewell to Kristin Wiig. And it was terrific!

  • Episode Summary

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    Live from New York, it's... Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, and Kristen Wiig!

    Sketches include "The Lawrence Welk Show," "Secret Word," "Holiday Inn Karaoke," "Lazy Sunday 2" (Digital Short), "Politics Nation," "So You Think You Can Dance at an Outdoor Music Concert," "The Californians," and "Kristen's Graduation."

    Mick Jagger performed "The Last Time" with Arcade Fire, "19th Nervous Breakdown" with Foo Fighters, and "Presidential Blues" with Jeff Beck.

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      • During Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck's performance of "Tea Party (Presidential Blues)," Mick Jagger utters the line "down in the s***" without being censored. It was bleeped out in the West Coast tape delay.

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      • The episode won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series.


      • In the sketch "So You Think You Can Dance at an Outdoor Music Festival", Dave Matthews (Bill Hader) asked Santana (Fred Armisen) if he was going to quote his song "Smooth" during the whole show and he responds, "You tell me another one of my songs." and Dave doesn't think of one.
        Santana and Matthews actually collaborated on a song in 1999 called "Love of My Life".

      • With this episode, Seth Meyers surpasses Tina Fey as Weekend Update's longest-serving anchorperson; this was Meyers' 120th show, Fey appeared in 119.

      • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: The Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy- in the third edition of DVD set, more one-liner comedians showcase their brand of comedy; a hair metal band (Mick Jagger, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Kristin Wiig) perform unfinished tune for record executive (Jason Sudeikis); and on Weekend Update, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith (Jay Pharoah) discusses the Miami Heat basketball team's performance and struggles.

      • Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliott, and Andy Samberg's last episode.

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