SNL's Andrew Garfield Episode: 5 Best Scenes

Bobby Moynihan as Donald Sterling; cameos by Kiefer Sutherland, Emma Stone, and Chris Martin; the wrath of the BeyHive, and more...
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A game and enthusiastic Andrew Garfield presided over a mostly strong episode, in which Kiefer Sutherland, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and Garfield's Spider-Man 2 costar and real-life girlfriend Emma Stone made cameos. Musical guest Coldplay performed "Magic" and "Sky Full of Stars."

Some highlights...

Cold open—L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling (Bobby Moynihan) outlines plans to repair his relationship with the black community, and gets votes of confidence from Dennis Rodman (Jay Pharoah) and outgoing NAACP president Leon Jenkins.

 

The Beygency—Andrew Garfield dares to speak ill of Beyoncé...and pays the price. (As do Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian.)


 

New SNL writer Leslie Jones drops by Weekend Update to discuss black standards of beauty and the selection of Lupita Nyong'o as People magazine's most beautiful woman.

 

Family Feud, Celebrity Edition—with Andrew Garfield as Justin Timberlake, Kate McKinnon as Shakira, Kenan Thompson as host Steve Harvey, and Taran Killam as Russell Crowe (demonstrating his "singing" from Les Misérables...)


 

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone attempt a love scene for Spider-Man 2, with help from Coldplay's Chris Martin.


 

Also: Russian villager Olya Povlatsky (Kate McKinnon) returns to Weekend Update to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and Full House reruns...
 

NEXT, on May 10: Charlize Theron, with musical guest The Black Keys.

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