Saturday Night Live closed out 2014 this weekend with an alum-filled show that lampooned the Sony hack, singer Sam Smith and the NPR podcast "Serial."
Sherlock star Martin Freeman took over hosting duties at Saturday Night Live this week, but was not featured in many of the episode's stronger moments.
"Weekend Update" was especially on point for the last SNL of 2014, which saw the return of Vanessa Bayer's Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, as well as the introduction of a new character from Cecily Strong: "One-Dimensional Female Character From a Male-Driven Comedy."
The Tonight Show: Starring Jimmy Fallon
This week, Steve Carell joined The Tonight Show's barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, to perform "Sexual Healing," and President Obama took over the desk at The Colbert Report for an evening. The cast of Saturday Night Live performed a sketch about Ferguson that never made it to air, and Martin Freeman and Kate McKinnon geared up for SNL's final episode of 2014. Also, a family from Austin, Texas set their epic Christmas light display to "Let It Go." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
It's difficult to find humor in the multitude of sexual assault allegations that have been lobbed at (slash resurfaced against)Bill Cosby this week, but Saturday Night Live managed to get a laugh out of it.
Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence
Woody Harrelson handled hosting duties at Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he brought with him his Hunger Games co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. And pot jokes. Lots of pot jokes.
Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader
Saturday Night Live paid tribute to former cast member Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57, on Saturday's episode, with a gut-punching clip of her and former scene partner Phil Hartman in their "Love Is a Dream" short film.
Bill Hader returned to Studio 8H to host the show, and he wasn't the only familiar face who came back. He and his big-screen Skeleton Twins co-starKristen Wiig introduced the Hartman/Hooks sketch, and also teamed up for his opening monologue and a Hollywood Game Night parody sketch.
Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata
A Los Angeles comedy troupe is accusing Saturday Night Live of plagiarizing one of their sketches, CBS News reports.
Colin Jost, Michael Che
Is the 40th season of Saturday Night Live going to be the worst one yet? There's a good chance, if Saturday's season premiere is any indication.
Cecily Strong has spoken out for the first time since it was revealed that Michael Che will replace her on "Weekend Update" this season on Saturday Night Live.
Cecily Strong, Michael Che
Writer and comedian Michael Che will be replacing Cecily Strong on "Weekend Update" for Saturday Night Live's 40th season, The New York Times reports.