Tina Fey, Arcade Fire Kick Off New Season Of ‘SNL’

'Saturday Night Live' returns, with Tina Fey, Arcade Fire and 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul.

Tina Fey kicked off the 39th season of “Saturday Night Live,” with help from musical guests Arcade Fire, six new castmembers and “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, who made so many appearances that it seemed like he might be auditioning to be the seventh.

Paul showed up as Jesse Pinkman in the show’s cold open — where Jay Pharoah’s Barack Obama attempted to explain the benefits of the Affordable Care Act — and dropped by “Weekend Update” later in the show, and made a cameo in an ad for “eMeth” electronic cigarettes.

Fey used her opening monologue to initiate (and humiliate) the six new featured “SNL” players, ordering them to strip down to gold lamé hotpants for a musical number. She also scored in a number of sketches, including a spot-on send up of HBO’s “Girls” where she played a new addition to the cast, an Albanian immigrant named Blerta, a biting bit about boarding airplanes and a delightfully dark used-car commercial from the 1920s.

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