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Watch Saturday Night Live's Emotional Tribute to Paris

Cecily Strong delivered a heartfelt message to the victims

Sadie Gennis

Saturday Night Live forwent the traditional cold open sketch this week to deliver a heartfelt message to the victims of the Paris terror attack.

"Paris is the city of light. And here in New York City, we know that light will never go out," Cecily Strong said. "Our love and support is with everything there tonight. We stand with you."

Check out the other highlights from the episode below:

Elizabeth Banks' monologue: This week's host Elizabeth Banks has apparently "caught the directing bug," and couldn't help but direct the opening monologue, all the while performing an elaborate song and dance routine to "What a Feelin'" from Flashdance.

Black Jeopardy: Banks played a white contestant who "doesn't see color" on the black game show. You can only imagine how well that went for her.

First Got Horny 2 U: Banks, Strong, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer and Aidy Bryantperformed a throwback ballad about all the men who first got them horny in the '90s, including Carson Daly, Taylor Hanson, Mr. Sheffield from The Nanny, the Menendez brothers and the teenage son from Dinosaurs.

Young Ben Carson: Jay Pharaoh played young Ben Carson in this sketch where the presidential candidate spouts a bunch of nonsense, makes poor attempts to kill people and befriends Black Jesus (Kenan Thompson).

Walk-on Role: When Arnold (Bobby Moynihan) wins a walk-on role on a crime procedural, he begins to have second thoughts after learning he's playing a pervert.

Uber for Jen: In a sketch that feels all too familiar, Banks played Jen, whose Uber ride takes an unexpected turn (literally) when the driver refuses to follow directions.