Republican Debate Cold Open
Maria Bartiromo (Cecily Strong) and Neil Cavuto (Kyle Mooney) moderate the latest Republican debate, featuring Donald Trump (Darrell Hammond), Sen. Ted Cruz (Taran Killam), Gov. Chris Christie (Bobby Moynihan), Gov. Jeb Bush (Beck Bennett), Sen. Marco Rubio (Pete Davidson) and Dr. Ben Carson (Jay Pharoah).
Adam Driver Monologue
Adam Driver is forced to spend his monologue deflecting Star Wars questions from Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan.
NFL Playoff Game
Al Michaels (Beck Bennett) and Cris Collinsworth (Adam Driver) try to respectfully cover the horrific injury sustained by Green Bay Packers quarterback Jared Schleff (Pete Davidson) during a playoff game between the Packers and the Arizona Cardinals.
Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) goes undercover as Matt, a radar technician, at Starkiller Base.
Aladdin (Adam Driver) and Princess Jasmine’s (Cecily Strong) magic carpet ride encounters some unexpected issues.
America’s Funniest Cats
Host Finn Raynal-Beads (Adam Driver) and his French counterparts, Joelle LaRue (Cecily Strong) and Noelle LeSoup (Kate McKinnon), take very different approaches to narrating cat videos.
Chris Stapleton: Parachute
Musical guest Chris Stapleton performs “Parachute.”
Weekend Update 1-16-16, Part 1 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Donald Trump’s GOP debate comments and Bernie Sanders’ poll numbers. Resident young person Pete Davidson stops by to discuss gun control.
Weekend Update 1-16-16, Part 2 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including a severed fingertip found in an Applebee’s salad and Mike Bloomberg’s potential presidential run. Newscaster of Tomorrow Laura Parsons (Vanessa Bayer) returns to review recent headlines.
A pair of speakers (Adam Driver, Cecily Strong) warn students about the dangers of social puppeteering.
Fred Armisen Remembers David Bowie
Fred Armisen reminisces about staying up late to watch David Bowie perform on Saturday Night Live in 1979.
David Bowie: The Man Who Sold The World
Musical guest David Bowie performs “The Man Who Sold The World” on Saturday Night Live.
After their parents (Vanessa Bayer, Adam Driver) tell them to go to bed in their Golden Globes acceptance speech, two kids (Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon) spend the night worrying when they’ll return.
Chris Stapleton: Nobody to Blame
Musical guest Chris Stapleton performs “Nobody to Blame.”
A young girl (Aidy Bryant) confuses a porn shoot starring Dr. Rockhard (Adam Driver) for an actual doctor’s office.