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May 5, 2012
Season 37 episode
SNL Eli Manning
SNL Rihanna (S37)
Details
Episode 722
Season Episode 20
Host Eli Manning
Musical Guest(s) Rihanna
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) Medley of "Birthday Cake" and "Talk That Talk" and "Where Have You Been"
Chronology
Previous Episode April 14, 2012
Next Episode May 12, 2012

The 722th episode of Saturday Night Live aired on May 5, 2012. It was hosted by Eli Manning and the musical guest was Rihanna, who performed a medley of "Birthday Cake" and "Talk That Talk" and "Where Have You Been."

SketchesEdit

  • Fox and Friends (Cold Opening)
  • amazon.com (Commercial)
  • Motion Capture
  • Text Message Evidence
  • Little Brothers (Commercial)
  • WXPD News New York (Show)
  • What Is This? (Gameshow)
  • Helga Lately (Show)
  • Miss Drag World
  • The Essentials (Show)

CastEdit

  • Fox and Friends
  • Opening Monologue
    • Eli Manning
    • Abby McGrew
    • Chris Snee
    • David Baas
    • David Diehl
    • Shaun O'Hara
    • Vanessa Bayer as one of the audience members
    • Bill Hader as one of the audience members
    • Kate McKinnon as one of the audience members
    • Bobby Moynihan as one of the audience members
    • Nasim Pedrad as one of the audience members
    • Kenan Thompson as one of the audience members
  • amazon.com
    • Vanessa Bayer as one of the mothers
    • Abby Elliott as the announcer (voice only)
    • Bill Hader as one of the fathers
    • Taran Killam as one of the fathers
    • Nasim Pedrad as one of the mothers
    • Jason Sudeikis as one of the fathers
    • Kristen Wiig as one of the mothers
  • Motion Capture
  • Text Message Evidence
    • Eli Manning as Chad Kevin Jeremy
    • Abby Elliott as one of the attorneys
    • Bill hader as the judge
    • Jason Sudeikis as one of the attorneys
  • Little Brothers
    • Eli Manning
    • Andy Samberg as the brother
  • WXPD News New York
    • Eli Manning as Matt Thomas
    • Fred Armisen as one of the protestors
    • Vanessa Bayer as one of the protestors
    • Bill Hader as Herb Welch
    • Steve Higgins as the announcer (voice only)
    • Nasim Pedrad as Wanda Ramirez
    • Andy Samberg as one of the protestors
    • John Solomon as the police officer
    • Jason Sudeikis as Jack Rizzoli
    • Kenan Thompson as one of the protestors
  • Weekend Update
    • Seth Meyers
    • Kristen Wiig as Patricia Krentcil
    • Sacha Baron Cohen as Admiral General Aladeen
    • Martin Scorsese
  • What Is This?
    • Eli Manning as Ryan Mack
    • Vanessa Bayer as Joanne Templeton
    • Abby Elliott as Kimberly Clemens
    • Bill Hader as Fred Pollock
    • Steve Higgins as the announcer (voice only)
  • Helga Lately
    • Eli Manning as Eliasson Mannerheim
    • Fred Armisen as Chooveoeuf
    • Vanessa Bayer as Kourtney Kardashian
    • Abby Elliott as Khloé Kardashian-Odom
    • Bill Hader as the announcer (voice only)
    • Taran Killam as Jolaf Sundsvall
    • Kate McKinnon as Helga Handler
    • Nasim Pedrad as Kim Kardashian
    • Kenan Thompson as Desven Goteborg
    • Kristen Wiig as Agata Karlstad
  • Miss Drag World
    • Eli Manning as Miss Chicken Fried Steak
    • Fred Armisen as Shamila Drunkface
    • Bobby Moynihan as Waranita Wares
    • Andy Samberg as Brendan Wallace
    • Kenan Thompson as Tyrese
    • Kristen Wiig as Tang
  • The Essentials
    • Eli Manning as Richard Armstrong
    • Fred Armisen as Cheech Marin
    • Bill Hader as Tommy Chong
    • Steve Higgins as the announcer (voice only)
    • Jason Sudeikis as Robert Osborne

Notes/TriviaEdit

  • Eli Manning's wife Abby McGrew appeared in the opening monologue, along with Manning's New York Giants teammates Chris Snee, David Baas, David Diehl and Shaun O'Hara.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen as Admiral General Aladeen from The Dictator and Martin Scorsese also appeared on the Weekend Update segment.
  • This episode was dedicated to the memory of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who died the previous day after a three-year battle with salivary gland cancer. A musical performance clip was shown after the Weekend Update segment and featured a short clip of the group performing "Sure Shot" from Season 20.
  • The sketch Helga Lately is a parody of the E! talk show Chelsea Lately. Helga Handler is a parody of host Chelsea Handler and Chooveoeuf is a parody of Handler's assistant on the show Chuy Bravo.
  • With this episode Seth Meyers surpasses Tina Fey as the longest serving Weekend Update anchor, she remains the longest serving female anchor however.
Preceded by:
April 14, 2012
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
May 12, 2012

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