Saturday Night Live: Season 38, Episode 7

Anne Hathaway/Rihanna (10 Nov. 2012)

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After a defeated Mitt Romney (Sudeikis) goes on a lactose binge, Anne Hathaway hosts: the SNL cast joins her in a faux song from "Les Mis," and she plays a new best friend on a teen talk ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Various / Saul Berenson
Various / Nicholas Brody / Josh Romney / Tagg Romney / Matt Romney / Mokiki
Various / Karl Rove / Drunk Uncle
Various / Barack Obama
Various / Mitt Romnney / Dr. Byron McKeeby
Various / David Estes / Tony Okungbowa
Morgan / Various
Tim Robinson ...
Dana / Various
Herself - Musical Guest


After a defeated Mitt Romney (Sudeikis) goes on a lactose binge, Anne Hathaway hosts: the SNL cast joins her in a faux song from "Les Mis," and she plays a new best friend on a teen talk show, a woman transfixed by a dancing Japanese zombie, a McDonald's manager about to announce layoffs, an addled Carrie Mathison in a spoof of "Homeland," Katie Holmes guesting on "Ellen," and the woman posing for Grant Woods's "American Gothic." President Obama (Pharoah), two gay lobstermen from Maine, and Drunk Uncle appear on "Weekend Update." Rihanna sings "Diamonds" and "Stay." Flaritin, a pill for fake allergies, sponsors the show. Written by <>

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Written by Mikkel S. Eriksen (uncredited), Sia (uncredited), T.E. Hermansen (uncredited), and Benjamin Levin (uncredited)
Performed by Rihanna
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Saturday Night Live Host: Anne Hathaway
11 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Mitt Romney's House: Anne comes to find Mitt alone on the balcony after losing the election. When she leaves again he gets Milk from the plant hiding it from his family. Tag then comes out angry at America. After Tag leaves Matt comes out to try get him to come into the party. Carl Rove tells him he could still win Ohio and wants to borrow money which makes him thrown over the balcony. The sketch ends with Anne and Mitt more loving then ever. C (MVP: Jason Sudeikis)

Monologue: Anne hosts for the third time and straight away mentions Les Miserables. Which makes the whole cast breakout into their version of "One Day More" talking about Sunday. A- (MVP: Anne Hathaway)

Girlfriends Talk Show: Aidy and Cecily get their first sketch together and also Anne gets involved. Aidy's character feels uncomfortable that her friend has a new best friend and that she is starting to take over the show. Morgan is trying to say cooler things then Tara but she is not able to. Boyfriends come up and Morgan has nothing to say about her boyfriend because he dumped her first. B+ (MVP: Aidy Bryant)

The Legend of Mokiki And The Sloppy Swish: Kennan tells us about a weird man who does the sloppy swish all over New York making everyone fall in love with him. When a women try's to fall in love with her he makes her like him. B+ (MVP: Tarran Killam)

Homeland: Saul caught Abu Nazir's right hand man and Saul thinks the emotionally unstable Carrie cannot do it. When David thinks Carrie is not able Saul tells him she can do it. Dana then comes into the picture wondering about Carrie and Brody. When Dana takes Brody away Carrie has a jazz reaction. B+ (MVP: Anne Hathaway)

McDonald's Staff Meeting: Anne as the boss tells her staff she has to let some people go because of cutbacks. Two people who think they are leaving make fun of everyone in anger. They go through every other staff member. When the make fun of everyone there and on the phone the boss makes fun of Carl. B+ (MVP: Cecily Tyson)

Rihanna - "Diamonds": Rihanna performs with a green screen and all the band disappear into the background. B+ (MVP: Rihanna)

Weekend Update: The top story of the night of course is that Obama will be in office for four more years. Seth's first guest is President Obama (Jay Pharoh) who talks about his great Tuesday night. He says he gave the republicans many chances to beat him and then he thanks Mitt Romney. He also thanks the republicans who talked about rape. Seth's second guest is a gay couple from Maine. They tell Seth about then getting married in their home state. The third guest is drunk uncle talking about politics. B- (MVP: Seth Meyers)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: McKinnon does her impression of Ellen again but this time on her talk show. Tony starts the music and Ellen dances through the crowd with everyone. The music starts again and she has to dance once again. She then brings out Rosie & Sofia Grace. Ellen then shows a joke she did on a fan of hers pretending to be a doctor. Anne also does her Katie Holms impression again talking about her new Broadway show. Katie talks about the paparazzi while Ellen cannot keep still. B (MVP: Kate McKinnon)

American Gothic: An art tour guide talks about the creation of the famous painting nd how the two posers tried to get into position for the artist. When the two try to get into a position they cannot please the artist. After a couple of attempts the artist is able to make the two go into their poses that make the painting the way it is. B+ (MVP: Anne Hathaway)

Rihanna - "Stay": Rihanna performs her second song this time without and effects but just her at the mike surrounded by a blue light. B (MVP: Rihanna)

Flaritin: Last sketch of the show and it's people faking their allergies because they do not like things people are doing. C- (MVP: Vannessa Bayer)

Anne was great once again and she is always a highlight when she comes on the show. My favourite sketch of the night was Anne's Monologue mainly because of the parody.

EPISODE GRADE: B (MVP: Anne Hathaway)

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