SNL's Jamie Foxx Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel

[A confident Jamie Foxx presided over an uneven episode that gained momentum as the show progressed. Rapper 2 Chainz and actors Charlie Day and Dermot Mulroney made cameos. Musical guest Ne-Yo performed "Let Me Love You" and "She Is."]

Some highlights...

America's most difficult gameshow: three black contestants (Jay Pharoah, Jamie Foxx, and Kenan Thompson) attempt to distinguish between white actors Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney.

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Judge Jason Sudeikis and court officer Jamie Foxx serve up weird justice Louisiana-style on Bangor Television's Maine Justice. (Also featuring an overall-clad, moonshine-swigging Charlie Day).

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Tyler Perry (Jamie Foxx) unveils his highly anticipated next movie: Alex Cross 2: Madea Special Ops ("The only buddy cop movie starring one actor"...)

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The monologue—Jamie Foxx pronounces black the new white, forecasts a new, "extra-black" President Obama, and duets with rapper 2 Chainz on "Birthday Song."

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Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong, and Jamie Foxx pitch Swarovski Crystals: "We aren't porn stars anymore, but that doesn't mean we don't love style..."

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Also: Cold open—Fiscal Cliff update: President Obama takes pity on "this orange man" John Boehner (a morose Bill Hader); a raunchy Mrs. Claus (Aidy Bryant) drops by Weekend Update to dish on life with her inadequately manscaped husband; and a disgruntled Ding Dong (Jamie Foxx) weighs in on the demise of Hostess.

NEXT, on December 15: Martin Short, with musical guest Paul McCartney.

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