[A confident Jamie Foxx presided over an uneven episode that gained momentum as the show progressed. Rapper 2 Chainz and actors Charlie Day and Dermot Mulroney made cameos. Musical guest Ne-Yo performed "Let Me Love You" and "She Is."]

Some highlights...

America's most difficult gameshow: three black contestants (Jay Pharoah, Jamie Foxx, and Kenan Thompson) attempt to distinguish between white actors Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney.

Judge Jason Sudeikis and court officer Jamie Foxx serve up weird justice Louisiana-style on Bangor Television's Maine Justice. (Also featuring an overall-clad, moonshine-swigging Charlie Day).

Tyler Perry (Jamie Foxx) unveils his highly anticipated next movie: Alex Cross 2: Madea Special Ops ("The only buddy cop movie starring one actor"...)

The monologue—Jamie Foxx pronounces black the new white, forecasts a new, "extra-black" President Obama, and duets with rapper 2 Chainz on "Birthday Song."

Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong, and Jamie Foxx pitch Swarovski Crystals: "We aren't porn stars anymore, but that doesn't mean we don't love style..."

Also: Cold open—Fiscal Cliff update: President Obama takes pity on "this orange man" John Boehner (a morose Bill Hader); a raunchy Mrs. Claus (Aidy Bryant) drops by Weekend Update to dish on life with her inadequately manscaped husband; and a disgruntled Ding Dong (Jamie Foxx) weighs in on the demise of Hostess.

NEXT, on December 15: Martin Short, with musical guest Paul McCartney.