December 21, 2019
 Season 45 episode
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Episode 881
Season Episode 10
Host Eddie Murphy
Musical Guest(s) Lizzo
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Truth Hurts"
"Good as Hell"
Previous Episode
December 14, 2019
Next Episode
January 25, 2020

The 881st episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Eddie Murphy with the musical Lizzo. This was his first time hosting in 35 years, breaking the record for longest span of time between solo hosting appearances, set by Jeff Bridges in 2010 at 27 years. He also surpasses Mick Jagger's 34-year span between hosting appearances, who hosted with The Rolling Stones in 1978 and as a solo host in 2012.

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Cameos by Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Dave Chappelle, Larry David, Rachel Dratch, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph and Jason Sudeikis

Preceded by:
December 14, 2019
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
January 25, 2020

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Title Image Summary
PBS Democratic Debate Cameos by Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris, Larry David as Berne Sanders, Rachel Dratch as Amy Klobuchar, Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden and Fred Armisen as Michael Bloomberg. Kate McKinnon plays both Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi.
Monologue by Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy makes his triumphant return to host SNL for the first time in 35 years and is joined in the monologue by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan and Kenan Thompson.
Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood Eddie Murphy returns as his iconic character of Mr. Robinson.
Holiday Baking Championship
Home for the Holidays
Masked Singer Eddie Murphy appeared as his iconic character of Buckwheat singing his versions of famous songs, dressed as corn, a parody of the TV Show "Masked Singer".
Lizzo performs "Truth Hurts"  
Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che Featuring Cecily Strong as Jeanine Pirro and Eddie Murphy as Gumby.
Black Jeopardy Eddie Murphy appeared as Velvet Jones.
Lizzo performs "Good as Hell" Lizzo performed a holiday-themed remix of "Good as Hell"
North Pole News Report
Goodbyes Cameo by Usher
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