SNL's Jamie Foxx Episode: 5 Best Scenes

[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.

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Sage Stossel is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and draws the cartoon feature "Sage, Ink." She is author/illustrator of the graphic novel Starling, and of the children's books  On the Loose in Boston and On the Loose in Washington, DC. More

On Election Day in 1996, TheAtlantic.com 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.

Stossel lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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