SNL's Anne Hathaway Episode: 5 Best Scenes

[True to form, Anne Hathaway went all out—singing, showcasing some strong impressions, and throwing herself into the physical comedy—in what nonetheless proved a shaky episode, surprisingly short on political material given the week's events. Musical guest Rihanna performed "Diamonds" and "Stay."]

Cold open—post-election party at the Romney manse: a disappointed Mitt drowns his sorrows in milk, mixes up his sons (all played by Taran Killam), and throws Karl Rove (Bobby Moynihan) off the balcony. (With Kate McKinnon as Ann Romney).

SNL does Homeland, with Anne Hathaway as a spot-on Carrie Mathison/Claire Danes, Taran Killam as Brody, Nasim Pedrad as daughter Jessica, Bill Hader as Saul, and Kenan Thompson as David Estes.

Drunk Uncle (Bobby Moynihan) drops by Weekend Update to discuss the election. ("I want my country back, country back, country back...")

Taran Killam does "the Sloppy Swish" in The Legend of Mokiki, a bizarre, Andy Samberg-esque digital short.

The monologue—the SNL cast offers its own take on "One More Day" from Les Misérables, about their day off.

Also: President Obama (Jay Pharoah) drops by Weekend Update to gloat over his Tuesday night win ("Mitt, the election was yours to lose. I even gave you a one-debate head start..."); Flaritin, the medicine for people with fake allergies...; The making of "American Gothic"—a look back at the portrait session that produced Grant Wood's classic painting (with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis as Wood's zany models); and Anne Hathaway reprises her Katie Holmes impression as a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, with Kate McKinnon as Ellen, Kenan Thompson as DJ Tony, and Nasim Pedrad and Vanessa Bayer as child rapper sensations Sophia Grace and Rosie (not currently online).

NEXT, on November 17: Jeremy Renner, with musical guest Maroon 5.

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On Election Day in 1996, launched a weekly editorial cartoon feature drawn by Sage Stossel and named (aptly enough) "Sage, Ink." Since then, Stossel's whimsical work has been featured by the New York Times Week in Review, CNN Headline News, Cartoon Arts International/The New York Times Syndicate, The Boston Globe, Nieman Reports, Editorial Humor, The Provincetown Banner (for which she received a 2009 New England Press Association Award), and elsewhere. Her work has also been included in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, (2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010 editions) and Attack of the Political Cartoonists. Her children's book, On the Loose in Boston, was published in June 2009.

Sage Stossel grew up in a suburb of Boston and attended Harvard University, where she majored in English and American Literature and Languages and did a weekly cartoon strip about college life, called "Jody," for the Harvard Crimson. From 2004 to 2007, she served as Books Editor of the Radcliffe Quarterly

After college she took what was intended to be a temporary summer position securing electronic rights to articles from The Atlantic's archive for use online. Intrigued by The Atlantic's rich history and the creative possibilities in helping to launch a digital edition of the magazine on the Web, she soon joined The Atlantic full time. As the site's former executive editor, she was involved in everything from contributing reviews, author interviews, and illustrations, to hosting message boards and producing a digital edition of The Atlantic for the Web.

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