"I love being happy. I'm not Precious," actress Gabourey Sidibe crooned
cheekily during her monologue as host of this week's "Saturday Night
Live," featuring musical guest
The Academy Award-nominated star of
The 26-year-old then sped through a hodgepodge of largely loud-mouthed and irritated characters. She donned dreadlocks to play a Jamaican nurse hawking a heal-thyself manual opposite Kristen Wiig's Suze Orman. She yelled at kids on her front stoop as an elderly, know-it-all neighbor whose daddy used to sell "Wikipedias." And she competed at the "2010 Public Employee of the Year Awards" as a surly St. Louis DMV worker.
Sidibe also teamed up with Andy Samberg, with whom she appeared in promos earlier in the week, for the Digital Short "Cherry Battle." The pair, clad in Obi-Wan Kenobi-style getups, spit cherries at each other in slow motion.
Brooklyn-based MGMT performed two songs off their recently released sophomore album, Congratulations. First up was "Flash Delirium," a tune the band released digitally March 9 to tease the new album. They followed that up with "Brian Eno," an ode to the British musician and producer.
"It's kind of a vampire-punk-rock song about finding Brian Eno in like a cathedral in Transylvania," singer Andrew VanWyngarden told New York magazine last year. "He's like a dark wizard. We originally asked him to produce the track, but he hadn't heard of us."
The band is currently on tour and will play at May's Sasquatch festival and August's Lollapalooza.
The next new episode of "SNL" airs May 8 with host Betty White and musical guest Jay-Z. The "Golden Girls" star landed her hosting gig thanks to a fervent Facebook campaign launched earlier this year encouraging producer Lorne Michaels to have White on the show.