May 20, 2017
Season 42 episode
Episode 829
Season Episode 21
Host Dwayne Johnson
Musical Guest(s) Katy Perry
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Swish Swish"
"Bon Appétit" (with Migos)
Previous Episode May 13, 2017
Next Episode September 30, 2017

The Season 42 Finale of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Dwayne Johnson with musical guest Katy Perry, who performed "Swish Swish" and "Bon Appétit" with Migos, and appeared in the Rap Song Sketch.

Johnson was introduced into the Five-Timers Club in the monologue. Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks appeared, where he announced a fake presidential campaign with him and Hanks, who would run as President and Vice-President, respectfully.

This would mark the final episode for Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata, who has been apart of the cast since 2008, 2010, and 2014, respectfully.




Cameos by Alec Baldwin, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks.


 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Hallelujah Cold Open Hallelujah-cold-open-5-21-17 Donald Trump (Baldwin), Kellyanne Conway (McKinnon), Mike Pence (Bennett), Eric Trump (Moffat), Donald Trump Jr. (Day), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Bryant), Melania Trump (Strong) and Ivanka Trump (Johansson) perform "Hallelujah."
Dwayne Johnson Five-Timers Monologue Dwayne-johnson-five-timers-monologue-5-20-17 Host Dwayne Johnson and fellow Five-Timers Club member Tom Hanks announce their intention to run for president and vice president in 2020.
Cartier Ad Cartier-ad-5-20-17 You'd give her the sun, the moon, the stars, but for now, give her something to distract her: the diamond encrusted Fidget Spinner.
WWE Promo Shoot 2 Wwe-promo-shoot-2-5-20-17 Koko WatchOut (Dwayne Johnson) and Trashyard Mutt (Bobby Moynihan) reunite to film more WWE promos.
Rap Song Rap-song-5-20-17 Prinsexxxy (Leslie Jones), Sno'Cone (Mikey Day), King Keef (Dwayne Johnson), Lil' Nitwit (Alex Moffat), Skiffle (Bobby Moynihan), Katy Perry, David S. Pumpkins (Tom Hanks) and more hijack Big Chris' (Kenan Thompson) new track.
Scorpio Scorpio-5-20-17 Scorpio's (Dwayne Johnson) super abilities are quickly overshadowed by his skills at designing a costume.
Gemma With Dwayne Johnson 2 Gemma-5-20-17 Gemma (Cecily Strong) and her boyfriend (Dwayne Johnson) join Gene (Kenan Thompson) and his wife (Vanessa Bayer) on the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios.
Enhancement Drug Enhancement-drug-5-20-17 Threaten your doctor or ask your ketamine guy about Xentrex today.
Katy Perry Performs "Swish Swish" Katy-perry-performs-swish-swish-5-20-17 Musical Guest Katy Perry Performs "Swish Swish" on Saturday Night Live.
Weekend Update With Colin Jost And Michael Che Weekend-update-5-20-17 Topics include President Donald Trump asking James Comey when he would announce Trump is not under investigation, the University of California, Davis installing a vending machine that sells Plan B. Dawn Lazarus (Vanessa Bayer) stops by with the weather and Drunk Uncle (Bobby Moynihan) stops by to share his thoughts on President Donald Trump.
RKO Movie Set Rko-movie-set-5-20-17 A surprising occurrence disrupts the filming of a scene between Janet Charmpagne (Vanessa Bayer) and Brock Tenderson (Dwayne Johnson).
World's Most Evil Invention Worlds-most-evil-invention-5-20-17 One mad scientist (Dwayne Johnson) goes farther than the others (Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata, Beck Bennett) to win a contest for most evil invention.
Katy Perry Performs "Bon Apetit" Katy-perry-performs-bon-apetit-5-20-17 Katy Perry Performs "Bon Apetit" with Migos.
Wingman Wingman-5-20-17 A bartender (Beck Bennett) plays wingman for a patron (Dwayne Johnson) trying to hook up with the women (Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata) in the bar.
Senior Video Senior-video-5-20-17 Four seniors (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer) bid goodbye to high school with a performance.
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Preceded by:
May 13, 2017
Saturday Night Live episode
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