The season finale marked the last regular SNL appearance of Seth Meyers (slated to succeed Jimmy Fallon as host of NBC's Late Night), Fred Armisen, and Bill Hader. (Jason Sudeikis's return remains uncertain.) The show sent them off with a mostly strong episode and some fitting farewell moments. Host Ben Affleck was joined by his wife, Jennifer Garner, during the monologue. Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers for Weekend Update. Musical guest Kanye West performed "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves."
Seth Meyers beats out Anderson Cooper for Stefon's hand in marriage.
Amy Poehler joins Seth Meyers for one last edition of Really!?! with Seth and Amy.
Ex-porn stars Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong are back, pitching "Herman's" Handbags, with help from fellow porn veteran Girth Brooks (Ben Affleck). "Perfect for occasions like: everyday, business lunch, carrying, cesarians, and eating breakfast off of Tiffany..."
"Don't be overwhelmed by the most flawlessly executed wedding you've ever seen..." Xanax for Gay Summer Weddings.
Fred Armisen, as punk rocker Ian Rubbish, says goodbye—singing "It's Alright, It's Been a Lovely Life," accompanied by Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Taran Killam, his Portlandia costar Carrie Brownstein, and musicians Steve Jones, J Mascis, Aimee Mann, Kim Gordon, and Michael Penn.
Also: Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Fred Armisen), irked by Argo's portrayal of Iran, makes his own movie about the making of Argo, starring himself as Ben Affleck; and cold open—a confused Al Sharpton (Kenan Thompson) addresses the IRS scandal.