November 19, 2016
 Season 42 episode
Episode 815
Season Episode 7
Host Kristen Wiig
Musical Guest(s) The xx
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "On Hold"
"I Dare You"
Previous Episode
November 12, 2016
Next Episode
December 3, 2016

The 815th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Kristen Wiig, with musical guest The xx.

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Cameos by Alec Baldwin, Will Forte, Steve Martin, Jason Sudeikis, and a vocal cameo by Bill Hader.

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 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Donald Trump Prepares
When faced with making good on his campaign promises, president-elect Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) starts to panic.
Monologue by Kristen Wiig's
Host Kristen Wiig shares the history of Thanksgiving through song, with a little help from Steve Martin and Will Forte.
The Bubble
In The Bubble, life continues for progressive Americans as if the election never happened.
Secret Word with Kristen Wiig
Mindy Elise Grayson (Kristen Wiig) and Isabella Lolacopolla (Cecily Strong) compete on Secret Word, hosted by Grant Choad (Kenan Thompson), who explains that previous host Lyle Round had retired. Bill Hader voices Round in a "prerecorded message."
Anderson Cooper 360
Gloria Borger (Cecily Strong), David Axelrod (Kyle Mooney), Dana Bash (Kristen Wiig), Kayleigh McEnany (Kate McKinnon) and Van Jones (Kenan Thompson) discuss the latest Donald Trump news with Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) on Anderson Cooper 360.
Target Commercial
Target's got everything you need this Thanksgiving, including a big, empty parking lot you can just come sit in for a sec.
QVC Auditions
Friends and neighbors Joyce Childers (Cecily Strong) and Christie Berkie (Kristen Wiig) film competing auditions to be a QVC guest host, much to the chagrin of their husbands (Beck Bennett and Bobby Moynihan).
The xx Performs "On Hold"
The xx Performs "On Hold".
Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che
Jost and Che mention Donald Trump's hiring of Steve Bannon, wanting to split time between the White House and Trump Tower, President Obama criticizing the spread of fake news, and Dwayne Johnson being named Sexiest Man Alive. Pete Davidson addresses Donald Trump's election win. Che's neighbor, Willie (Kenan Thompson), explains why he loves Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Parade
Two couples (Beck Bennett, Cecily Strong, Kyle Mooney, Vanessa Bayer) watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade are surprised by how close the balloons (Kristen Wiig, Bobby Moynihan, Mikey Day) are getting.
Whiskers R We with Kristen Wiig
Barbara DeDrew (Kate McKinnon) and Furonica (Kristen Wiig) show off the cats available for adoption during the Thanksgiving Catacopia giveaway.
The xx Performs
The xx Performs "I Dare You".
Surprise Lady: Thanksgiving
Sue (Kristen Wiig) can't contain her excitement when she learns Paul (Pete Davidson) will be making a surprise appearance at Thanksgiving.

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Title Image Summary
Thanksgiving Foods
Wisten Kriig (Kristen Wiig), Marcus (Kenan Thompson) and Darnell (Bobby Moynihan) can't wait to discover what their unique Thanksgiving table has in store for them this year.

Preceded by:
November 12, 2016
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
December 3, 2016
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