SNL's Dana Carvey Episode: 5 Best Scenes


>[Dana Carvey's much-anticipated SNL homecoming brought with it surprise appearances by former castmates Jon Lovitz and Mike Myers (who joined Carvey in opening the show with a 2011 Oscars edition of Wayne's World). Also putting in several appearances was Justin Bieber (born a year after Carvey retired from the show.) In his monologue, Carvey reminisced about his first episode ever, on October 11, 1986, and extolled the greatness of the '86 to '93 cast. Linkin Park performed "Waiting for the End to Come" and "When They Come for Me."]

Some highlights...

Isn't that special... Church Lady has harsh words for Snooki and the Kardashians—but can't resist the charms of "Jesus's finest creation," Justin Bieber.

Andy Samberg and Justin Bieber spoof Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester's new movie, The Roommate. (Featuring an armed, nude, bewigged Andy Samberg...)

Weirdly polymathic actor James Franco (Paul Brittain) drops by Weekend Update to discuss the Oscars and perform some odd jobs:

British band "The Fingerlings" (Dana Carvey, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Paul Brittain) harasses Packers fans with their New Wave song "Embrace Me Under the Neon Lights" during the Superbowl:

Teens in crisis get "horrible" free advice from an assortment of celebrities, including Jay Pharoah as a dead-on Eddie Murphy and an amusing Fred Armisen as Ice-T:

Also: Seth Meyers runs down this week's Egyptian Winners and Losers.

NEXT WEEK: Russell Brand, with musical guest Chris Brown.

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