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James Franco/Kings of Leon 

"James Franco/Kings of Leon" is an episode of Saturday Night Live starring Fred Armisen, Will Forte, and Bill Hader. Actor James Franco, best-known for his roles in the hit comedy Pineapple Express and playing Harry Osbourne in the Spider-Man trilogy, hosts an all-new SNL this week.

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Episode credited cast:
... Various
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... Weekend Update Anchor
... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
... Various
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... Various
... Various
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... Themselves - Musical Guest
... Himself - Host / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Himself (as Kings of Leon)


Sketches include: McCain Approves, James Franco Monologue, The Cougar Den (with Cameron Diaz cameo), Agent 420, O.J. Simpson Jury Selection, An SNL Digital Short: Murray Hill (with Blake Lively cameo), The Looker, Weekend Update with Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers, Weekend Update: Richard Fuld, Weekend Update: Dov Charney, New York Times Reporters, Of Mice and Men, Yankee Stadium Stories, James and Willam Dafoe. Kings of Leon perform "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody". Written by R Berquist

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Release Date:

20 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Franco: Oh... Is Colleen your girlfriend?
Craig: Yeah, yeah.
James Franco: Oh. She came by my room, late last night, and said she was lost.
Craig: Well, that's weird. Yeah, she's a... campus tour guide.
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References Predator (1987) See more »


Agent 420
Performed by Kristen Wiig
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Really watched it just for the Kings of Leon ......
10 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This was a rather funny episode with James Franco, but the 9 stars are for the two fabulous songs performed by the talented Kings of Leon. They are so far just such an underrated band. Hopefully, this new album of theirs will help them and not spoil them. "Sex on Fire" has to be the most catchy and original tune by any band in a few years. They are also very easy on the eyes without being sissy-boybandish looking. There was also one short but very funny sketch of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" with an alternate ending. I was surprised that James Franco was as funny as he was because he is usually so serious in his movies. Overall, REALLY GOOD SHOW !!

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