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SNL: Martin Freeman Stars in “The Office: Middle Earth

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."

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Season 40, Episode 9
Martin Freeman hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Charli XCX.

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Season 40, Episode 8
James Franco hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Nicki Minaj.

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Season 40, Episode 7
Sketches include Capital Hill Cold Open, Diaz Monologue, Back Home Ballers, New Annie, Nest-Spresso, High School Theater Show, Weekend Update (featuring Angela Merkel and Charles Manson), Office Boss, Dr. Dave & Buggles, The Fight, Poetry Class, and Night Murmurs. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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Season 40, Episode 6
Sketches include Drink at the White House Cold Open, The Dudleys, Match'd, New Marijuana Policy, Football Halftime Speech, Weekend Update (featuring Leslie Jones, Matthew McConaughey, and Woody Harrelson), Old New York, Campfire Song, and Last Call. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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SNL: Martin Freeman Stars in “The Office: Middle Earth

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."

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Top Videos: SNL's Lost Ferguson Sketch and Extreme Christmas Lights "Let It Go"

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:

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James Franco Smirks With Pal Seth Rogen, Sends Up Peter Pan Live on SNL

James Franco was the man of the hour on Saturday Night Live this weekend, hosting for the third time. Franco was in the studio to help promote his upcoming movie The Interview, and brought his co-star and palSeth Rogen along to help.

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SNL: “Weekend Update” Tackles Cosby Accusations, and Cameron Diaz Raps Like a "Baller"

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.

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Thanksgiving Weekend TV: Your Guide to All the Marathons, Specials and Football Games

Stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey? Tired of flag football with your family? Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to stay put on the couch all weekend long. Check out our roundup of all the marathons, specials and football games on tap. All times are Eastern (ET).

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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Landmark, Emmy-winning satire from an ever-changing company of 'Not Ready for Prime Time Players' who rode the variety show to fame, including (to name just a few of its celebrated grads) Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Al Franken and Mike Myers. From its debut, with Andy Kaufman's memorably bizarre rendition of the 'Mighty Mouse' theme, through John Belushi's Samurai and Gilda Radner's Roseanne Roseannadanna, 'SNL' forever changed the landscape of TV comedy.

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