"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."
Among the misfires was Taran Killam channeling his inner Todd Chrisley for his and Strong's morning show parody "Right Side of the Bed," and Freeman's opening monologue, a one-joke routine essentially about how British people are funny.
Check out some highlights below:
The Office: Middle Earth: Who would have guessed? Bilbo Baggins now works at a paper company and drives a Volkswagen Jetta.
Church: It's that time of year again — time to join your parents at Christmas Mass. Here's a refresher on the typical cast of characters you'll see.
Weekend Update: One-Dimensional Female Character From a Male-Driven Comedy: Cecily Strong steps by the "Weekend Update" desk as Heather, from work. You probably haven't noticed her ... but you will once she takes off her glasses.
Weekend Update: Sasheer Zamata: Proving once again that a more diverse SNL cast leads to funnier SNL episodes, Sasheer Zamata laments the lack of black emojis.
Weekend Update: Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy: With Hanukkah just around the corner, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy stops by "Weekend Update" to talk about the holiday with his new friend, Michael Che.