Saoirse Ronan made her debut as hosting “Saturday Night Live” (airing Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. ET on Global) in an episode that kicked off with the return of Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump. The scene: the annual White House Christmas party, which is apparently so wild that Kellyanne Conway is drunk enough that she started telling the truth. Things take a Charles Dickens-style turn when Trump is visited by a chained-up Mike Flynn who informs the president that he’ll be visited by three figures from his past: Billy Bush, shirtless Vladimir Putin and, most frightening of all, Hillary Clinton!
“Weekend Update” tackled Matt Lauer’s firing head on, and brought us a special visit from British PM Theresa May (Kate McKinnon), as well as a couple (Mikey Day and Leslie Jones) who’ve been spicing things up in the bedroom by attempting every position in the Kama Sutra — as well as a few they invented themselves that are guaranteed to end with a trip to the emergency room
A “Bachelor Auction” at a tennis club results in some sky-high bids over moronic teenager Chad (Pete Davidson), whose apparent sexual electricity sends the women in the audience into a frenzy. That frenzy comes to a screeching halt, however, when the next bachelor is revealed to be “bad boy of tennis” John McEnroe (played by the actual John McEnroe), who erupts in one of his trademark tantrums when nobody wants to bid on a date with him.
In easily the evening’s weirdest sketch, the competition becomes fierce over who can run faster in a 1980s office.
“Floribama Shore” is MTV’s Southern-fried version of “Jersey Shore”, and the “SNL” parody version features a gaggle of booze-swilling lunatics sharing a beach house on the infamous “Redneck Riviera,” including Ronan playing a “Christian sex addict with gum diseases you ain’t even heard of” and two more who bond over the fact that they both have Hulk Hogan as a father (they haven’t met him yet, but they really want to).
“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. PT/11:30 p.m. ET on Global; you can also watch full episodes online. Tune in on Saturday, Dec. 9 when a brand-new episode will feature “The Disaster Artist” star James Franco and musical guest SZA.