SNL's Lena Dunham Episode: 5 Best Scenes

By Sage Stossel

The show rebounded this week with an episode in which Lena Dunham sang, danced, got naked, and took on roles ranging from Liza Minnelli to herself as Girls's Hannah. Liam Neeson, Jon Hamm, and Fred Armisen made cameos. Musical guest The National performed "Graceless" and "I Need My Girl."

Some highlights...

In the vein of Noah and Son of God ... coming soon: Girl, starring Lena Dunham and Adam Driver (Taran Killam) as Adam and Eve. ("Can you please not apple-shame me? I know I committed original sin, but at least it's original. I think I deserve some credit for that—or at least a publishing deal...")


 

Ooh Child—a carpool-singalong/vigilante murder sketch.


 

Scandal's Olivia Pope (Sasheer Zamata) has a new, confused employee. (With Taran Killam as Fitz, Jay Pharoah as Harrison, Beck Bennett as Huck, Cecily Strong as Quinn, Kate McKinnon as Abby, and Lena Dunham as befuddled newcomer Kelsey.)


 

Cold open—Obama teams up with Liam Neeson for a special message to Vladimir Putin. ("Recently I had a very disturbing call. Crimea had been taken...")


 

Katt Williams (a spot-on Jay Pharoah) talks Oscars with Jared Leto (Brooks Whelan), Liza Minnelli (Lena Dunham), an addled Harrison Ford (Taran Killam), and Lena Dunham (Noël Wells).


 

Also: An incoherently pseudo-profound Matthew McConaughey (Taran Killam) drops by Weekend Update to discuss his Oscar win.

NEXT, on March 29: Louis C.K. (Musical guest as yet unannounced).

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