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Jeff Sessions Gump Cold Open
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) chats with strangers (Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett as Vladamir Putin, and Octavia Spencer as her character Minnie from The Help) at a bus stop.
Monologue by Octavia Spencer
Host Octavia Spencer discusses being nominated for an Oscar and playing nurses for most of her career.
Republican Movie Trailer
This is the story of the Republican who stood up to President Donald Trump.
Drug Company Hearing
A woman (Octavia Spencer) sues her former employer Pfizer for intellectual property theft after the company named its medication after her friends and relatives. With Vanessa Bayer, Alex Moffat, Sasheer Zamata, Leslie Jones, and Beck Bennett.
Girl At A Bar
Michelle (Cecily Strong) meets all the wrong men (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Mikey Day, Alex Moffatt) at a bar while waiting for her friend (Aidy Bryant) to arrive.
Zoo-Opalis Voice Actors
Voice actors (Octavia Spencer, Melissa Villaseñor, and Alex Moffat) work with a movie producer (Kenan Thompson) to record stand-in material for celebrities. People impersonated include Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Wiig, Kathy Griffin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Owen Wilson, and Kate McKinnon (by Melissa Villaseñor), Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Dame Judy Dench, and Jodie Foster (by Octavia Spencer), Hugh Grant and Bill Walton (by Alex Moffat), Tracy Morgan (by Kenan Thompson), and Javier Bardem (by Beck Bennett, as a random man who wanders in).
An old man (Kenan Thompson) attempts to school a young man (Pete Davidson) in chess but is thwarted by his lack of skill and smart-mouthed friend (Octavia Spencer). Also features Sasheer Zamata.
Father John Misty Performs "Total Entertainment Forever"
Musical guest Father John Misty performs "Total Entertainment Forever."
Weekend Update With Colin Jost And Michael Che
Topics covered include President Donald Trump's accusation that President Obama wiretapped him, his address to Congress, and a North Carolina church that made married couples wait a year to have sex. Eric (Alex Moffatt) and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) address concerns that their father is still involved in the family business and child journalist Laura Parsons (Vanessa Bayer) discusses the latest headlines, including the 2017 Oscars and President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender students.
Three employees-in-training (Octavia Spencer, Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor) struggle to understand how to interact with customers. Also features Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, and Cecily Strong.
Jode (Octavia Spencer) joins some new friends (Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Sasheer Zamata) for a night out.
Father John Misty Performs "Pure Comedy"
Musical guest Father John Misty performs "Pure Comedy."
The Chocolate Man
A fired employee (Beck Bennett) tries to make amends with his coworkers (Octavia Spencer, Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, and Aidy Bryant) by bringing them chocolate.
Spencers Gifts HQ
Spencer Gifts employees (Cecily Strong, Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson, and Aidy Bryant) pitch new products to the company's owner and daughter of its founder, Octavia Spencer. (In reality, no one involved in the founding of the company had the last name 'Spencer.')