SNL's Lady Gaga Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel

Lady Gaga poked ample fun at her persona and portrayed characters ranging from a nerdy Apple Store worker to a spunky child actor and a spot-on Marisa Tomei. As musical guest she performed "Gypsy" and a disturbingly choreographed "Do What U Want" with R. Kelly. The night's best musical performance may have been her cabaret version of "Applause" in the monologue.

Some highlights...

For the depressed U.S. president: Paxil, Second-Term Strength—powerful enough to treat symptoms like Benghazi, the NSA scandal, the IRS scandal, the Obamacare web site... (Not covered by Obamacare.)

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Snarky nineteenth-century speech critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam), of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Patriot & Union, weighs in on historic speeches from MLK's "I Have a Dream" to JFK's "Ask not..." and Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

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Crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford (Bobby Moynihan) finally finds a news outlet willing to believe his innocence. (With Kate McKinnon as 60 Minutes' Lara Logan.)

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Blockbuster employees cope with the end of the world as they know it.

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The Rosé Zone: bloodlust for women.

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Also: Kim Kardashian (Nasim Pedrad) and Kanye West (Jay Pharoah) showcase their talents; and (not currently online) in 2063, a has-been Lady Gaga tries to get a glimmer of recognition from her building superintendent, Kenan Thompson. ("Sorry, I'm more of a classic rock guy: One Direction... The Smiths—both Willow and Jaden."); and the Worst Cover Songs of All Time—rapper Rick Ross (Kenan Thompson) covers "Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)"; Adele (Aidy Bryant) covers the LA Law theme song; Lana Del Rey (Cecily Strong) and Nathan Lane (Bobby Moynihan) cover Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me"; and Lady Gaga "covers" Madonna's "Express Yourself."

 

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