February 4, 2012
Season 37 episode
SNL Channing Tatum
SNL Bon Iver
Episode 715
Season Episode 13
Host Channing Tatum
Musical Guest(s) Bon Iver
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Holocene" and "Beth/Rest"
Previous Episode January 14, 2012
Next Episode February 11, 2012

The 715th episode of Saturday Night Live aired on February 4, 2012. It was hosted by Channing Tatum and the musical guest was Bon Iver, who performed "Holocene" and "Beth/Rest."


  • Newt Gingrich: Moon President (Cold Opening)
  • it's Getting Freaky with Cee Lo Green! (Show)
  • Downton Abbey (Commercial)
  • NBC Football Promo
  • Secret Word (Show)
  • Bat Mitzvah
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Go-Techs Flex (Commercial)
  • Bongo's Clown Room


  • Newt Gingrich: Moon President
  • Opening Monologue
  • it's Getting Freaky with Cee Lo Green!
    • Channing Tatum as Matthew McConaughey
    • Fred Armisen as the band member
    • Vanessa Bayer as Emily
    • Bill Hader as Colonel Nasty
    • Bobby Moynihan as one of the Atlanta Horns members
    • Nasim Pedrad as Chris
    • Jay Pharoah as one of the Atlanta Horns members
    • Kenan Thompson as Cee Lo Green
  • Downton Abbey
    • Andy Samberg as the announcer (voice only)
  • NBC Football Promo
    • Channing Tatum as Dan Patrick
    • Bill Hader as Cris Collinsworth
    • Bobby Moynihan as the director
    • Jay Pharoah as Tony Dungy
    • Jason Sudeikis as Al Michaels
    • Kenan Thompson as Rodney Harrison
  • Secret Word
    • Channing Tatum as Buster Allright
    • Bill Hader as Lyle Round
    • Steve Higgins as the announcer (voice only)
    • Nasim Pedrad as one of the contestants
    • Andy Samberg as one of the contestants
    • Kristen Wiig as Mindy Gracin
  • Weekend Update
  • Bat Mitzvah
    • Channing Tatum as Caden
    • Fred Armisen as the father
    • Vanessa Bayer as Aunt Janine
    • Abby Elliott as Jordana
    • Taran Killam as the caterer
    • Nasim Pedrad as Rebecca
    • Andy Samberg as Rabbi Hurwitz
    • Kenan Thompson as the Billy Ocean impersonator
    • Kristen Wiig as the mother
  • Ruby Tuesday
    • Channing Tatum as Tom Brady
    • Bobby Moynihan as Janet Peckinpaugh
    • Jay Pharoah as the bartender
  • Go-Techs Flex
    • Channing Tatum as the instructor
    • Steve Higgins as the announcer (voice only)
    • Kristen Wiig as Winona
  • Bongo's Clown Room
    • Channing Tatum as Nick Erswet
    • Ken Aymong as the customer
    • Taran Killam as Chief Pumps
    • Bobby Moynihan as Dumb Dick
    • Jay Pharoah as Keith Wide
    • Jason Sudeikis as Tommy


  • For unknown reasons, the commentary of Kristen Wiig's impersonation of Lana Del Rey during the Weekend Update segment was cut off in the Philippines.
  • The song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock was used during the "Bat Mitzvah" sketch.
Preceded by:
January 14, 2012
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
February 11, 2012