Saturday Night Live

Season 38 Episode 1

Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Sep 15, 2012 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • First appearance of Jay Pharaoh's impression of Barack Obama. The cold open includes a literal "passing of the torch" where Fred Armisen (the previous Obama impersonator) introduces the 44th President of the United States and quips "I wouldn't want to do his job."

    • With this episode, Seth Meyers breaks the SNL record for most seasons at the Weekend Update desk (seven) and most live shows at the desk (120). Both records were previously held by Dennis Miller and Tina Fey, respectively.

    • With this episode Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam, and Jay Pharaoh are promoted to the repertory cast.

    • Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong's first episode.

  • Allusions