Diminutive Hunger Games star 21-year-old Josh Hutcherson portrayed an assortment of fresh-faced young men as he confidently presided over an episode long on absurdist elements and 1980s references. Musical guest HAIM performed "The Wire" and "Don't Save Me."

Some highlights...

The monologue—Hunger Games fanatic Kate McKinnon, dressed up in full Effie Trinket regalia, picks one male and one female cast member to battle to the death.


 

Executive assistant Josh Hutcherson's new boss (Beck Bennett) has the mind of a financial genius ... and the body of a baby.


 

Girlfriends Talk Show—cool girl Keira (Cecily Strong) brings awkward girl (Aidy Bryant) face to face with Trevor (Josh Hutcherson), her secret crush. ("There's a study somewhere that says weird people are the best at romantic bedtime for private, under-the-sheet fantasy moments! ...")


 

Reporter Mike O'Brien interviews bugs about their destinations ...


 

Beck Bennett thinks Kyle Mooney has what it takes to dance professionally.


 

Also: (The best sketch of the night—not currently posted at the SNL website) It's the 1980s, and a mullet-haired, lip-syncing Josh Hutcherson just wants to use Vanessa Bayer's love tonight...

NEXT, on December 7: Paul Rudd, with musical guest One Direction.