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 March 12, 2016
 Season 41 episode
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 Episode 802
 Season Episode 15
 Host Ariana Grande
 Musical Guest(s) Herself
 Song(s) performed by
 Musical Guest(s)
"Dangerous Woman"
"Be Alright"
Previous Episode
March 5, 2016
Next Episode
April 2, 2016

The 15th episode of Season 41 and the 802nd episode of Saturday Night Live premiered on March 12, 2016, with host and musical guest Ariana Grande, the pop sensation and actress. Ariana Grande previously made her musical guest debut on September 27, 2014, which is the Season 40 premiere, hosted by actor Chris Pratt. This is also her first-time hosting SNL, and her 2nd musical guest appearance.

Ariana Grande's goodnights speech is "Thank You Larry David, I Love You Guys So Very Much, This is a Dream Come True, Thank You Lorne, Thank You SNL, This Has Been the Best, Thank You, Bye, Good Night". (Cheers and applause)


Main Players[]

Featured Players[]

Cameo by Larry David.
Onscreen appearance by former cast member and the show's announcer Darrell Hammond.

Sketches and Musical Performances[]

 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
CNN Interview Cold Open   CNN's Jake Tapper (Beck Bennett) covers Ben Carson (Jay Pharoah) endorsing Donald Trump (onscreen appearance by Darrell Hammond), and also interviews Bernie Sanders (cameo by Larry David).
Monologue by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - Monologue - Live On SNL

Two-time musical guest Ariana Grande discusses being a child star and how she's ready for her first adult scandal as she hosts for her first time. Grande performs a musical number about wanting to graduate to grown-up scandals, and manages to do so mid-song by uttering "oh, shit" over the live feed. (The online version blanks the audio.) With Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, and Pete Davidson.
Hillary as Bernie   An advertisement from Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) where she shows her resemblance to Bernie Sanders.
Kid's Choice Awards Preshow   Teen correspondents fumble as the show doesn't start on time. With Ariana Grande, Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam, and Bobby Moynihan.
Not A Feminist Song   The women of SNL (Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Sasheer Zamata) and Ariana Grande sing a song that isn't a feminist song.
Mermaids   Three sailors (Beck Bennett, Taran Killam, and Bobby Moynihan) are rescued by two pretty mermaids (Ariana Grande and Cecily Strong) and one that was part blobfish (Kate McKinnon in heavy makeup).
Ariana Grande performs "Dangerous Woman" Larry David introduces Grande, and badly flubs her name, aborting the introduction completely.
Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che   With Cecily Strong as The Drunkest Woman On The Bachelor (to whom Colin quips, "If Leslie Jones finds out about this, we're both dead!"), and Bobby Moynihan as Riblet, who interviews himself through a supposedly-live satellite feed, signing off with the original Chevy Chase Update signoff, "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow."
Tidal Music breakdown   A new version of the Pandora sketch from the October 20, 2012 episode. An intern (Ariana Grande) must impersonate as many singers as possible to save a failing internet streaming service. With Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata, Jay Pharoah, and Bobby Moynihan.
Celebrity Family Feud   Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) hosts Celebrity Family Feud. The teams are actors (Ariana Grande as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon as Tilda Swinton, Beck Bennett as Javier Bardem, and Jay Pharoah as Idris Elba) versus directors (Taran Killam as Quentin Tarantino, Jon Rudnitsky as Martin Scorsese, Kyle Mooney as Woody Allen, and Bobby Moynihan as Kevin Smith). Voiceover by Steve Higgins.
Ariana Grande performs "Be Alright"   Larry David introduces Grande again and he gets it right.
The Sound of Music   As the nuns (Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Sasheer Zamata) sing the classic "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?", Maria (Ariana Grande) overhears and confronts them.
Goodbyes   She thanked Larry David, Lorne and the cast of Saturday Night Live. She loved everyone; this a dream come true and this has been the best.
Preceded by:
March 5, 2016
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
April 2, 2016