Saturday Night Live - Season 38

Saturday 11:30 PM on NBC Premiered Oct 11, 1975 In Season




Episode Guide

  • 9/15/12

    Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean opened the 38th season of the NBC late night show Saturday Night Live. The singer Psy of the hit "Gangnam Style" made a surprise appearance, and Ocean performed "Thinkin Bout You" and "Pyramids" with John Mayer on guitar. MacFarlane, better known for his behind the camera work on "Family Guy" and "American Dad," appeared as an Amish wooden spoon salesman and a puppet instructor. (see synopsis in recap)

  • 9/22/12

    Live from New York, it's... Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharaoh!

    Sketches include "Live! with Kelly and Michael," "The Undecided Voter," "Tres Equis" (two parts), "Private Detective," "Tommy Bergamont," "G.O.B. Tampons," "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away," "The Finer Things," "Our Daughter, Evelyn," and "Powers Realty."

    Mumford & Sons performed "I Will Wait" and "Below My Feet."

  • Daniel Craig/Muse
    Episode 3

    Live from New York, it's... Chris Parnell!

    Sketches include "The First Presidential Debate," "Construction Workers," "The Lost Bond Girls," "A Look Back at the Obama Debate Disaster," "Long Island Medium" (film), "Kirby's Kitty," "A Sorry Lot We Are," "Carl's New Girlfriend," and "The Undecided Voter."

    Muse performed "Madness" and "Panic Machine."

  • 10/13/12

    Live from New York, it's... Kate McKinnon!

    Sketches include "The Vice Presidential Debate," "Gillette Fusion," "The Californians," "Tech Talk," "Give Us All Our Daughters Back!," "Homer's Odyssey," "Washington High Hell-Oween Ball," and "Jillian Chizz Dance Studio."

    Passion Pit performed "Take a Walk" and "Carried Away."

  • Bruno Mars
    Episode 5

    Live from New York, it's... Aidy Bryant!

    Sketches include "The Second Presidential Debate," "Brad Pitt" (four parts), "Haters," "Pandora Headquarters," "Sad Mouse" (film), "Haunted Castle," "Yeti Point," and "Donkey-Punch the Ballot."

    Bruno Mars performed "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Young Girls."

  • Louis CK / fun
    Episode 6

    Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen and Cecily Strong!

    Sketches include "Bloomberg's ASL Translator," "Fox & Friends," "Lincoln" (film), "Australian Screen Legends," "Mountain Pass," "Hotel Bill," and "Donnelly's."

    Fun. performed "Some Nights" and "Carry On."

  • 11/10/12

    Live from New York, it's.. Kate McKinnon and Jason Sudeikis!

    Sketches include "The Romneys' Election Night," "Girlfriends Talk Show," "Mokiki and The Sloppy Swish" (film), "Homeland," "McDonald's Team Meeting," "Ellen," "American Gothic," and "Flaritin."

    Rihanna performed "Diamonds" and "Stay."

  • 11/17/12

    Live from New York, it's... the voice of Jim Downey!

    Sketches include "C-SPAN Booknotes," "Your Hometown," "The Californians," "The Situation Room," "The Stand-Off" (film), "Avengers," "Jeremy's New Movie," "Cool Drones" (cartoon), and "Coroner."

    Maroon 5 performed "One More Night" and "Daylight."

  • Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo
    Episode 9

    Live from New York, it's... Jay Pharaoh!

    Sketches include "Bullied Boehner," "B****, What's the Answer?" "J-Pop America Fun Time Now," "Alex Cross 2: Madea Special Ops" (film), "Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney?," "Marcus Banks: Tree Pimp" (film), "Maine Justice," and "Swarovski Crystals."

    Ne-Yo performed "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" and "Ashamed."

  • 12/15/12

    Live from New York, it's... the New York City Children's Choir!

    Sketches include "Silent Night," "A Tony Bennett Christmas," "The RoyalGynecologist," "You're a Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown," "What Up With That?" "Restoration Hardware," and "Pageant Audition."

    Paul McCartney performed "My Valentine," "Cut Me Some Slack" (featuring Nirvana), and "Wonderful Christmas Time."

  • 1/19/13

    Live from New York, it's... Taran Killam!

    Sketches include "Piers Morgan Tonight," "Starbucks Verismo," "Girlfriends Talk Show," "Hunger Games News Conference," "Hobbit Sequels," "Johnny Two Tones," "Top Dog Chef," "B108," "Danielle: A Free European Woman" (film), and "Civil War Love Letters."

    The Lumineers performed "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love."

  • 1/26/13

    Live from New York, it's... Jay Pharaoh and Kenan Thompson!

    Sketches include "Obama and Dr. King," "Rosetta Stone," "Circle Work," "Sopranos Diaries" (film), "New Haven Fire Department," "YOLO" (Digital Short), "Soft Rock Rumble," "Catfish," "Adam and Janet," and "Biden Bash."

    Kendrick Lamar performed "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice."

  • Justin Bieber
    Episode 13

    Live from New York, it's... Kenan Thompson!

    Sketches include "Superdome Blackout," "The Californians," "Security Procedures," "Bravo Reality Shows," "Tell Me More," "The Miley Cyrus Show," "Glice," "A Sexy Valentine's Day Message," and "Booker T. Washington High Valentine's Dance."

    Justin Bieber performed "As Long As You Love Me" and "Nothing Like Us."

  • 2/16/13

    Live from New York, it's... Cecily Strong and Jason Sudeikis!

    Sketches include "Carnival Triumph," "What Have You Become?" "Papal Securities," "Tiffy," "Djesus Uncrossed," "JaMarcus Brothers," "Regine at the Club," "Fox & Friends," and "Secret Admirer."

    Alabama Shakes performed "Hold On" and "Always Alright."

  • 3/2/13

    Live from New York, it's... Jay Pharoah!

    Sketches include "Sequester Cuts," "Steve Harvey," "The Situation Room," "Starbucks Verismo," "Barnes & Noble Staff Meeting," "The Walking Dead," "Shark Tank," "Z Shirt," "Dove Chocolate Commercial," "Barbara's Funeral," and "360 News."

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) and "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton).

  • 3/9/13

    Live from New York, it's... Justin Timberlake!

    Sketches include "Hugo Chavez Memorial," "It's a Date," "Veganville," "NuvaBling," "The Tales of Sober Caligula," "Maine Justice," "She's Got a D***" (film), and "Moët & Chandon."

    Justin Timberlake performed "Suit & Tie" (featuring Jay-Z) and "Mirrors."

  • 4/6/13

    Live from New York, it's... Dennis Rodman!

    Sketches include "Kim Jong-Un'sPolitburoAddress," "Outside The Lines," "The Voice," "Honeybaked Ham Bakeoff 2013," "Bathroom Businessman," "Million Dollar Wheel," "Leftover Pizza," and "The Art of the Encounter."

    Phoenix performed "Entertainment!" and "Trying To Be Cool."

  • Vince Vaughn/Miguel
    Episode 18

    Live  from  New York, it's... Jay  Pharaoh!

    Sketches include "Background Checks," "Al Pacino  on HBO," "Stormy Skies," "The History of Punk" (film), "Short Term Memory Loss Theater," "North Side Junior High Prom," "The Tesh Brothers," and "Donnelly's."

    Miguel performed  "Adorn" and "How Many Drinks."

  • Live  from  New York, it's... Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam, and Bobby Moynihan!

    Sketches include "Fox & Friends," "Game of Game of Thrones," "," "Jennifer Aniston Look-Alike  Contest," "M&M Store,"  "Darrell's House" (two parts), "Michael Jordan's Wedding," and "New Balance."

    Of Monsters and Men performed "Little Talks"  and "Mountain Sound."

  • 5/11/13

    Live from New  York, it's...  Bill Hader!

    Sketches include "The Benghazi Hearings," "," "The Californians," "Aw Nuts, Mom's a Ghost!" "The Lawrence Welk  Show," "Target Greatland," "Douglaston Acupuncture," "Eddy's," and "Classy Sexy Elegnace."

    Vampire Weekend performed  "Diane Young" and "I'm Not  Excited."

  • 5/18/13

    Live from New York,  it's...  Kenan Thompson!

    Sketches include "Politics Nation," "Bengo F*** Yourself," "Xanax for Gay Summer Marriages," "A Depression Story," "New Beginners Flagstaff," "Greg Pulino's Wake," "Hermes," "Shauna and Kirk's Engagement Party," and "Ian Rubbish & The Bizarros."

    Kanye West performed "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves."