The Saturday Night Live cast got into the Christmas spirit by drinking away their feelings and shadowing Elon Musk and Kanye West in a festive musical number.
The NBC sketch show kicked off Saturday with Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang gathered around the tree to sing about the pitfalls of the holiday season.
“My drinking, it’s starting to get out of hand. I knew it might have gone to a dark place when Burger King said I was banned,” Thompson hummed, eggnog in hand.
“My mental health wasn’t great. I wake up at noon and the sun kind of goes down, then I fall asleep again around 8am. But I can live in a delusional state for Christmas,” Yang yelled.
The songbirds then turned their lyrical content to current events, including Musk’s Twitter takeover and West’s professed love for the leader of Nazi Germany.
“Elon. Why does he own all this stuff? Why does he have to run Tesla and Twitter, wasn’t space enough?” Strong sang.
“Since when did Hitler come back? Didn’t we all agree years ago that Hitler should never come back? Yang crooned before Thompson ended his chorus with “And why are his new fans black?”
The longtime SNL performer also suggested a “don’t remember December” when Strong admitted she had mixed Xanax into her holiday drinks.
The comedian predicted her alcohol addiction wouldn’t improve after the Christmas decorations were put away.
“What’s happening in January?” she sang. “We explode. We freak out and threaten our ex. We drink to the point of contemplating murder and accepting Venmo payments for sex.”
Steve Martin returned to host the show for the 16th year alongside ex-cast member Martin Short.
Martin shared a drugged picture of him with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Mick Jagger on the set of one of his first hosting gigs.
“Right after that picture was taken, we tested everything positive,” Martin joked.
“We’re like Harry and Meghan, nobody directs us but they tune in anyway,” joked Short, his co-star on the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.
Martin and Short reprized their roles in hit film Father of the Bride with 52-year-old daughter Heidi Gardner, who is preparing for her eighth marriage.
Kieran Culkin, who played the bride’s brother in the original film, also stopped by to find out.
“By the way, no cake for me, I have a colonoscopy tomorrow,” the grown little brother quipped.
Things got tense when Short, who played an eccentric wedding planner, suggested Martin pay for his daughter’s vaginal rejuvenation, but Selena Gomez, who played herself, saved the day by agreeing, for just 1.8 million dollars to perform at the wedding.
The episode left politics unusually open, but Weekend Update skewed the latest headlines, including the results of the Georgia Senate runoff.
“I don’t think this will be the last you’ll hear from Herschel Walker. I mean, unless he’s your birth father,” joked Fake News host Michael Che.
“WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from prison in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout,” said co-host Colin Jost.
“It’s actually a great trade because Bout averaged just five points and two rebounds per game.”
As a musical guest, Brandi Carlile presented her songs “You and Me on the Rock” and “The Story”.
The show returns live next week, hosted by actor Austin Butler, with Manhattan indie rock favorites Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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