December 10, 2016
Season 42 episode
Episode 817
Season Episode 9
Host John Cena
Musical Guest(s) Maren Morris
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "My Church"
"80s Mercedes"
Previous Episode December 3, 2016
Next Episode December 17, 2016

The 817th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by John Cena with musical guest Maren Morris.




Cameo by Bryan Cranston.


 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

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The Lead With Jake Tapper
Jake Tapper (Beck Bennett) speaks with Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon) and future head of the DEA, Walter White (cameo by Bryan Cranston), about President-elect Donald Trump's controversial cabinet appointments.
Monologue by John Cena
Host John Cena tries to get away from his wrestling persona, but Bobby Moynihan, Leslie Jones and Kenan Thompson just want to fight him.
Dating Show
The bachelors (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Mikey Day) on Hook a Hunk are left hanging when Michelle (Cecily Strong) proves more interested in the host (John Cena).
The Karate Teen
Jeffy Le'Hart (Mikey Day) faces off against Sammy Knox (John Cena) in the San Fernando Valley Karate Championships.
Science Presentation
Three judges (Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson) play favorites while reviewing students' (Mikey Day, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena) projects.
Dyke & Fats Save Christmas
It's Dyke (Kate McKinnon) and Fats (Aidy Bryant) to the rescue when Santa is kidnapped by one of Chicago's most notorious gangs.
Maren Morris Performs "My Church"
Musical guest Maren Morris performs "My Church".
Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che
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Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including the CIA's belief that Russia influenced the 2016 election and a black man in Philadelphia being arrested for pro-Trump graffiti. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) addresses Donald Trump being named TIME's Person of the Year one year after her and Cathy Anne (Cecily Strong) discusses how a fake news story led a North Carolina man to open fire in a pizza parlor.
Where'd Your Money Go
Rob Gronkowski (John Cena), Conor McGregor (Alex Moffat) and John Daly (Bobby Moynihan) compete on Where'd Your Money Go?, hosted by Charles Barkley (Kenan Thompson).
Joanne & The Tree
When Joanne (Aidy Bryant) falls out a window with the office Christmas tree, her co-workers (John Cena, Beck Bennett, Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong) must decide whether to save her or the tree.
Through Donald's Eyes
Donald Trump (John Cena) sees the world differently than most people.
Maren Morris Performs "80s Mercedes"
Musical guest Maren Morris performs "80s Mercedes".
Romance Bookstore
Employees (Aidy Bryant, John Cena, Kenan Thompson) at an erotic bookstore act out the stories they're selling.
Talent Competition
Yoet and Bogdan Klovok (Mikey Day, John Cena) compete on United States of Talent with their owl, Majesty.
Preceded by:
December 3, 2016
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
December 17, 2016
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