December 5, 2015
Season 41 episode
Episode 794
Season Episode 7
Host Ryan Gosling
Musical Guest(s) Leon Bridges
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Smooth Salin'"
Previous Episode November 21, 2015
Next Episode December 12, 2015

The 794th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Leon Bridges. Mike Myers makes a cameo in the opening monologue.





 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Donald and Melania Trump Christmas   Donald (Taran Killam) and Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) reveal who is on Donald's naughty and nice list.
Ryan Gosling Monologue   When Ryan Gosling felt ashamed to be Canadian, Mike Myers (also Canadian) joined him on stage to tell him about all the good things about Canada.
Settl   Settl: The dating app for women looking to have tons of okay dates.
Closer Encounter   Three people (Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Ryan Gosling) share very different stories about their alien abduction.
Santa Baby   Doug (Ryan Gosling) and Gina (Vanessa Bayer) make everyone at the neighborhood holiday party uncomfortable when they demand to meet the real Santa.
Birthday Party   Melanie (Aidy Bryant) creeps out her friends when she hits on birthday girl Taylor's dad (Ryan Gosling).
Leon Bridges Performs   Leon Bridges Performs "Smooth Sailin'".
Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che   Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including Congress defunding Planned Parenthood and the most popular name for girls. Glamour magazine reporter Jill Davenport (Cecily Strong) stops by. Other News, Kylie Jenner's photo shoot and Mouse Mingle. Secondhand news correspondent Anthony Crispino (Bobby Moynihan) stops by with third-hand news guy Angelo Skaggs (Ryan Gosling).
High School Friend   Ryan Gosling's high school friend picks on him while having an interview at at bar.
Nespresso   George Clooney (Taran Killam) preps Danny DeVito (Bobby Moynihan) for his first taste of Nespresso.
The Wiz   West Oz's Scarecrow (Ryan Gosling) mistakenly ends up in East Oz with Dorothy (Sasheer Zamata), Cowardly Lion (Kenan Thompson), Tin Man (Jay Pharoah), Scarecrow (Michael Che) and The Wiz (Leslie Jones).
Leon Bridges Performs   Leon Bridges Performs "River".
Santa & The Elves   Santa's elves (Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer, Ryan Gosling) purposely don't make any toys in the hopes that Santa (Bobby Moynihan) will punish them.
Preceded by:
November 21, 2015
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
December 12, 2015
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