October 20, 2012
Season 38 episode
SNL Bruno Mars
SNL Bruno Mars band
Episode 729
Season Episode 5
Host Bruno Mars
Musical Guest(s) Bruno Mars
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Locked Out of Heaven"
"Young Girls"
Previous Episode October 13, 2012
Next Episode November 3, 2012

The 729th episode of Saturday Night Live aired on October 20, 2012. It was hosted by Bruno Mars who was also the musical guest and performed "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Young Girls."


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  • Second Presidential Debate (Cold Opening)
  • Chanel No. 5 (Commercial)
  • Haters (Show)
  • Taco Bell (Commercial)
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • Sad Mouse (Film)
  • Merryville Haunted Castle
  • Franklin's Dog Condoms (Commercial)
  • Yeti Point
  • Jonathan Zizmor M.D. (Commercial)
  • Donkey Punch The Ballot! (Commercial)



  • Tom Hanks appeared in the "Second Presidential Debate" cold opening sketch, introduced Bruno Mars' performance of "Locked Out of Heaven" and appeared in the "Merryville Haunted Castle" sketch.
  • This marks the first time Aidy Bryant starts the show by uttering the famous line, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!." This is also the first time that any of the new cast members of this season utters that famous line.
  • Nasim Pedrad never appeared in any of the live sketches. Her only appearance was during the "Donkey Punch The Ballot!" filmed commercial sketch as Lil' Blaster.
Preceded by:
October 13, 2012
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
November 3, 2012
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