SNL's Vince Vaughn Episode: 5 Best Scenes

Gun control, Margaret Thatcher, "Accidental Racist," and a cameo by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.
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Vince Vaughn, who previously hosted fifteen years ago in 1998, delivered a refreshingly unconventional monologue, but at times seemed a bit stiff. Musical guest Miguel performed "Adorn" and "How Many Drinks?"

Some highlights...

Cold open—Senators Joe Manchin (Jason Sudeikis) and Patrick Toomey (Bill Hader) proudly present their ineffective gun-control bill. ("We were able to ban the sale of AK-47s from coin-operated vending machines, and to outlaw Papa John's promotion, "Buy two medium pizzas, get a free gun" ... except on weekends and during the Superbowl. Also, this probably goes without saying, but none of these restrictions apply in Florida...")

The monologue—Vaughn ventures into the studio audience with instructions for proper show-watching etiquette.

A new rockumentary looks back at Britain's angriest punk musician (Fred Armisen), who had a soft spot for Margaret Thatcher. (Also featuring Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones).

Brad Paisley (Jason Sudeikis) and LL Cool J (Kenan Thompson) drop by Weekend Update to discuss their controversial song "Accidental Racist." ("We know the song's not perfect. It's not even good...")

Barfly Kate McKinnon (who picked up Louis C.K. in November) hooks up with wasabi pea tester Vince Vaughn at last call.

Also: Al Pacino (Bill Hader) goes too far with his HBO accused-murderer portrayals—taking on the roles of Amanda Knox, both Menendez brothers, and Dr. Conrad Murray, in blackface; the woman allegedly raised by monkeys (Kate McKinnon) drops by weekend update; the Weather Channel debuts its first soap opera, Stormy Skies; and NBC looks back at the rejected lyrics to its NBA theme song, "Roundball Rock," by John Tesh.

NEXT, on May 4: Zach Galifianakis with musical guest Of Monsters and Men.

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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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