SNL's Jimmy Fallon Episode: 5 Best Scenes

The Barry Gibb Talk Show; Justin Timberlake as Jimmy Fallon; cameos by Paul McCartney, Madonna, Barry Gibb, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and more...

SNL's much anticipated Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake episode didn't disappoint. There was a high musical quotient (including a Jimmy Fallon-Paul McCartney Chistmas duet in the monologue), and Fallon and Timberlake reprised some of their classic sketches, including the Barry Gibb Talk Show and the "bring it on down..." street pitchpeople showdown. Joining McCartney making cameos were Madonna, Barry Gibb, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As musical guest, Timberlake performed "Only When I Walk Away" and "Pair of Wings."

Some highlights...

It's CBS vs. NBC on Family Feud, with Justin Timberlake as Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Fallon (as The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons) unable to keep a straight face.


Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake reprise their classic Barry Gibb Talk Show, with cameos by Madonna and Barry Gibb himself.


(Do It On My) Twin Bed—the women of SNL have a holiday message for their boyfriends...


Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Michael Bloomberg drop by Weekend Update to discuss the changes in store for them in the new year. (Bloomberg: "I'll be fulfilling a lifelong dream of enjoying a small soda on a nonsmoking beach...") Fallon hands over the Late Night reins to Seth Meyers.


Now That's What I Call Christmas—celebrities sing the Christmas classics. (Highlights: Kate McKinnon as Shakira; Jimmy Fallon as Pitbull, Alan Rickman, and a disturbingly apt Harry Styles.)


Also: Jimmy Fallon and Cecily Strong put a new spin on "Baby It's Cold Outside"; Billy Jean King (Kate McKinnon) drops by Weekend Update to discuss her role on the U.S. delegation to the Sochi Winter Games ("I'm President Obama's big, gay middle finger, and this thing's about to be flipped...")

NEXT, on January 18: Drake as host and musical guest.

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On Election Day in 1996, 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.

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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.

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