SNL once again pulled out all the stops for its season finale, with Andy Samberg producing two digital shorts and reprising some old favorite characters, including his unhinged Nicolas Cage. The episode also featured cameos by old friends and new, from Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Kristin Wiig, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, and Martin Short, to Pharrell Williams, Paul Rudd, 2 Chainz, Tatiana Maslany, and Lil Jon. Musical guest St. Vincent performed "Digital Witness" and "Birth in Reverse."Some highlights...
Cold open—Jay-Z (Jay Pharoah), Solange (Sasheer Zamata), and Beyoncé (Maya Rudolph) finally explain the elevator incident.
The monologue—Andy Samberg squares off against former castmate Bill Hader (with Seth Meyers and Martin Short).
In a new installment of Get in the Cage, Nicolas Cage (Andy Samberg) drops by Weekend Update with Paul Rudd.
Fred Armisen and Bill Hader can't keep straight faces when they return as members of the Vogelcheck kissing family (with Kristin Wiig, Andy Samberg, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, and Kate McKinnon).
Digital short—"When Will the Bass Drop?": Andy Samberg as an EDM DJ...
Digital short #2: Hugs—with Pharrell Williams and the Lonely Island.
Also: Former porn stars Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong are back, hawking "Bubble Goggi" [Bulgari] watches, with help from formerly conjoined twins Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dong (Andy Samberg and Kristin Wiig); Sad comedian Bruce Chandling (Kyle Mooney) drops by Weekend Update.