December 15, 2012
Season 38 episode
SNL Martin Short
SNL Paul McCartney
Episode 734
Season Episode 10
Host Martin Short
Musical Guest(s) Paul McCartney
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "My Valentine"
"Wonderful Christmastime"
Previous Episode December 8, 2012
Next Episode January 19, 2013

The 734th episode of Saturday Night Live aired on December 15, 2012. It was hosted by former SNL cast member Martin Short and the musical guest was Paul McCartney, who performed "My Valentine," "Cut Me Some Slack" and "Wonderful Christmastime" and also appeared in the "Pageant Audition" sketch.


  • Silent Night (Cold Opening)
  • A Tony Bennett Christmas (Show)
  • Royal Family Doctor
  • You're A Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown (Commercial)
  • What Up With That? (Show)
  • Old Friends
  • Pageant Audition



  • At the beginning of the show, The New York City Children's Chorus performed a rendition of "Silent Night" in remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred a day earlier. The choir later joined Paul McCartney in his performance of "Wonderful Christmastime."
  • Paul Shaffer, Kristen Wiig, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the opening monologue. Jackson also appeared in the "What Up With That?" sketch, along with Carrie Brownstein.
  • Joe Walsh joined Paul McCartney in his performance of "My Valentine."
  • Nirvana joined Paul McCartney in his performance of "Cut Me Some Slack."
  • Alec Baldwin appeared as Tony Bennett in the "A Tony Bennett Show" sketch.
  • During the "What Up With That?" sketch, Samuel L. Jackson starts to slip the word "fuck" to Diondre Cole (played by Kenan Thompson), who responded with "that cost money." Jackson later said the word "bullsh*t." video)
Preceded by:
December 8, 2012
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
January 19, 2013
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