SNL's Gwyneth Paltrow Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel
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[Gwyneth Paltrow sang, showcased her Spanish proficiency, and looked glamorous in a variety of hairstyles and wigs. Musical guest Cee Lo Green made multiple cameos, including in a sketch that led into his performance of (an FCC-friendly) "Forget You."]

Some highlights...

Cold Open: Fox News demonstrates attempts to demonstrate its capacity for civil discourse—featuring Greta Van Susteren (Kristin Wiig), Sean Hannity (Bobby Moynihan), Glenn Beck (Jason Sudeikis), and special guests James Carville (Bill Hader) and Rachel Maddow (Abby Elliott):

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Digital Short—Andy Samberg does shots with Pee-wee Herman (and Anderson Cooper gets hit over the head with a chair):

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Weekend Update—Seth Meyers weighs in on gun rights and the founding fathers ("I'm all about Americans having guns, as long as they're the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load"):

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Republican presidential candidate Jimmy McMillan (Kenan Thompson) drops by Weekend Update to unveil his new platform, "The deficit is too damn high":

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CNN auditions replacements for Kathleen Parker on "Parker Spitzer":

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Also: NBC's "The Cape" spawns a new genre, superheroes who get their powers from items of clothing; and Vanessa Bayer interviews Christina Aguilera, Cher, and Chas at the Golden Globes. (Two of the night's strongest sketches, "Rockin' Bar Mitzvah" and "Coming Attractions at the Globe Theater" aren't currently online.)

NEXT WEEK: Jesse Eisenberg, with musical guest Nikki Minaj.

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