SNL's Louis C.K. Episode: 5 Best Scenes

 A Louis C.K. monologue, March Madness, Black Jeopardy, Pope Francis and Justin Bieber for Obamacare, and more...

Louis C.K. brought his offbeat sensibility to this week's episode, with effective, sometimes absurdist results. Musical guest Sam Smith performed "Stay With Me" and "Lay Me Down."

Some highlights...

Building on the success of his Between Two Ferns appearance, Obama (Jay Pharoah) launches a social media campaign to attract young Obamacare enrollees. (With Nasim Pedrad as Kim Kardashian, Brooks Whelan as Harry Styles, Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber, and Kyle Mooney as a Nae Nae-dancing Pope Francis.)


The monologue—Louis C.K. riffs on God, hunger, "wife-beater" t-shirts and "child-murder" shorts.


Black Jeopardy—host Alex Treblack (Kenan Thompson) challenges contestants Amir (Jay Pharoah), Keeley (Sasheer Zamata), and BYU African-American Studies professor Mark (Louis C.K.) with questions about white people and "rap songs that start with the letter N."


Jos. A. Bank suits—the affordable alternative to paper towels.


Beck Bennett returns as Mr. Patterson, the CEO with the body of a baby.


Also: Dyke & Fats, the buddy cop show starring Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant; Stephen A. Smith (Jay Pharoah) drops by Weekend Update to talk March Madness; and Sasheer Zamata, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Aidy Bryant confront Louis C.K. in song.

NEXT, on April 5: Anna Kendrick, with musical guest Pharrell Williams.

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