SNL's Kevin Hart Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel

Comedian Kevin Hart was a game and energetic host, but much of the material this week was subpar. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us."

Some highlights...

Cold open—President Obama (Jay Pharoah) demonstrates the real-world effects of sequestration, with help from air traffic controllers forced to watch Doritos ads before they can check radar, security screeners forced to rely on down-the-pants photos texted to them by travelers, and the Village People.

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The Vatican introduces its new selection for Pope: 9-year-old child actress Quvenzhané Wallis (Kevin Hart).

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The Walking Dead—Zombie apocalypse survivors Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, and Nasim Pedrad (as 12-year-old Carl) aren't sure: is Kevin Hart a zombie, or are they just being racist?

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Really!?! with Seth and Kevin—Seth Meyers and Kevin Hart take on the Supreme Court's skepticism of the Voting Rights Act. (Hart: "They say the act is unconstitutional? Look, the Constitution used to say I'm 3/5ths of a person. Don't get me wrong... I'm short—but I'm not that short...")

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The monologue—Hart recalls his unsuccessful SNL audition.

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Also: "Z-Shirts" pitchman Hart is a little too into his pitch; Hart beats out Vanessa Bayer for a Dove Chocolates voiceover gig.

NEXT, on March 9: Justin Timberlake as host and musical guest.

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