March 4, 2017
Season 42 episode
Episode 823
Season Episode 15
Host Octavia Spencer
Musical Guest(s) Father John Misty
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Total Entertainment Forever"
"Pure Comedy"
Previous Episode February 11, 2017
Next Episode March 11, 2017

The 823rd episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Octavia Spencer with musical guest Father John Misty.

A running gag of the episode was Kate McKinnon impersonating Kellyanne Conway's recent couch photo somewhere on-camera during every commercial break, and on the desk at the end of Weekend Update.





 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Jeff Sessions Gump Cold Open Jeff-sessions-gump-cold-open-3-5-17 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 Octavia-spencer-monologue-3-5-17 Host Octavia Spencer discusses being nominated for an Oscar and playing nurses for most of her career.
Republican Movie Trailer Republican-movie-trailer-3-5-17 This is the story of the Republican who stood up to President Donald Trump.
Drug Company Hearing Drug-company-hearing-3-5-17 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 Girl-at-a-bar-3-5-17 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 Zoo-opalis-voice-actors-3-5-17 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).
Youngblood Youngblood-3-5-17 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" Father-john-misty-total-entertainment-forever-3-5-17 Musical guest Father John Misty performs "Total Entertainment Forever."
Weekend Update With Colin Jost And Michael Che Weekend-update-3-5-17 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.
Sticky Bun Sticky-bun-3-4.17 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.
Wine Bar Wine-bar-3-4-17 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" Father-john-misty-performs-pure-comedy-3-4-17 Musical guest Father John Misty performs "Pure Comedy."
The Chocolate Man The-chocolate-man-3-4-17 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 Spencers-gifts-hq-3-4-17 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.')
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February 11, 2017
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March 11, 2017
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