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.
It's been 25 years since Harrelson first hosted SNL back in 1989 — before most of the Hunger Games fans (and stars) were born, he noted in his opening monologue, a musical tribute to Taylor Swift's album named after the year.
The episode, one of the strongest of the 40th season so far, felt refreshingly cohesive, with only a couple of sketches (i.e. "Campfire Song") falling completely flat.
Tragically, an official version the night's best bit — a commercial advertising the duets record "Young Tarts and Old Farts," riffing on Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's recent collaboration — isn't available online.
Check out highlights below:
Woody Harrelson Monologue: Harrelson sings, plays guitar, and mistakes his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence for Taylor Swift to kick off the night.
The Dudleys: CBS' new family sitcom The Dudleys undergoes some significant changes as the network tries to respond to viewer complaints. The sketch features a cameo appearance by Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba, who licks Harrelson's face.
Match'd: Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney and Taran Killam play three horny contestants on a dating show vying for the affections of one single gal (Cecily Strong). But things take an awkward turn when they realize the host (Harrelson) is her father.
New Marijuana Policy: Pete Davidson and the rest of the SNL cast (plus Harrelson) celebrate the recent relaxation of New York's marijuana policy.
Weekend Update — True Detective: Harrelson and his True Detective co-star Matthew McConaughey (Killam) stop by "Weekend Update" to expound on the mysteries of life.
Football Halftime Speech: Harrelson nearly loses it in this sketch, featuring Kenan Thompson as a retired football player who returns to his old high school to scoff at a new "gentle tackling" policy. Seems like he suffered more than a few concussions in his days on the field.