Chris Hemsworth hosted “Saturday Night Live” last night (12/12) for the second time in 2015, continuing a strong post-Trump streak for the “SNL” team with another quality episode featuring more hits than misses (and a hilarious cameo from former cast member Will Ferrell). Chance the Rapper also made his “Saturday Night Live” debut, premiering a new song and performing “Sunday Candy” from Surf by Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment.
Below are some of the episode’s highlights:
Will Ferrell kicked off the episode with his legendary impression of George W. Bush, arguing that he should be the Republican party’s nominee for President (and subsequently roasting the field of Republican nominees). He saved the worst for Jeb[!].
“Star Wars” toys: for children and adult collectors.
“SNL” continued their series of funny sketches leading up to the release of “The Force Awakens” with a commercial parody for “Star Wars” toys, aged six and up -- “way up.” (Though, it would’ve been nice for the “SNL” crew to show that girls can play with “Star Wars” toys, too.)
“Time To Bleed.”
In this parody, Chris Hemsworth is Peter Pulaski, a cop that’s been shot, but “doesn’t have time to bleed,” instead spending most of his time doing paperwork and spouting one-liners and sexual innuendos at Sasheer Zamata.
Marky and Matty return.
“SNL” brought back Hemsworth and Taran Killam as “twin” brothers on a Disney Channel sitcom. The twins try to switch places before the big wrestling meet, and needless to say, the wrestling team is on to the twins’ ruse. (Marky’s hairy feet and buttcrack give him away.)
Mark The Pirate keeps things fun!
In what I hope is the next great “SNL” character, Jon Rudnitsky starred as Mark, a buffoon that keeps the rest of his pirate ship entertained, using the ship’s cannons to make fart jokes and pretending to fall overboard. Every ship needs a Mark.
Chris Hemsworth goes incognito at brunch.
Chris Hemsworth starred as Chris Hemsworth undercover as “Claire,” a woman out to brunch trying to confirm whether or not women think “C. Hemmy” is still one of Hollywood’s top hunks.
Chance the Rapper and Jeremih debuted a new song.
Chance premiered a live performance of his new song “Somewhere in Paradise,” bringing out Jeremih (as well as a full choir) while simultaneously dropping the single for free on ChanceRaps.com.
Next week: the Christmas show, featuring co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (!), along with a musical performance from Bruce Springsteen.