SNL's Charlize Theron Episode: 5 Best Scenes

The Mother's Day Game Show; Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton face off; Barbara Walters drops by, and more...
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Charlize Theron took on roles ranging from mousy misfit to bikini bombshell  in a hit-or-miss episode.  Musical guest The Black Keys performed "Fever" and "Bullet in the Brain."

Some highlights...

In honor of Barbara Walter's impending retirement, Weekend Update offers a look back at impressions of her through the years (by castmembers from Gilda Radner to Rachel Dratch to Nasim Pedrad), and gets a visit from Walters herself.

 

Cat ladies Kate McKinnon and Charlize Theron showcase cats available for adoption. ("Damien is a feline sociopath. It's not that he's evil; it's just that he lacks empathy and commits atrocities...")


 

Dragon Babies—HBO unveils its new animated children's movie, with lead role voiced by the director's AA sponsor (Mike O'Brien).


 

"Foreign tourists" Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Charlize Theron, and Bobby Moynihan perplex New Yorkers.


 

Cold open—Michelle Obama (Sasheer Zamata) and Hillary Clinton (Vanessa Bayer) face off in a special Mother's Day message.


 

Also: Mom Joanne (Kate McKinnon) hosts The Mother's Day Game Show, in which her three kids (Brooks Wheelan, Kyle Mooney, and Charlize Theron) compete in such categories as "What emails did I send last week?"; Drunk Uncle drops by Weekend Update to discuss graduation season.

NEXT, on May 17: Andy Samberg, with musical guest St. Vincent.

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On Election Day in 1996, TheAtlantic.com 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.

Sage Stossel grew up in a suburb of Boston and attended Harvard University, where she majored in English and American Literature and Languages and did a weekly cartoon strip about college life, called "Jody," for the Harvard Crimson. From 2004 to 2007, she served as Books Editor of the Radcliffe Quarterly

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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