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Jim Parsons with Beck

Jim Parsons with Beck

Jim Parsons, Emmy-award winning star of “The Big Bang Theory,” hosts for the first time, Colin Jost joins Weekend Update as the co-anchor and Beck performed “Blue Moon” and “Wave.” Sketches included The Ellen Degeneres Show, Peter Pan, Bird Bible, Dance Floor Killer, 12 Years Audition, Murder Mystery, Spotlightz Acting Camp, Elevator and Cowboys.

Cold Open: The Ellen Degeneres Show

In Ellen’s show before the Oscars, she pranks Supporting Actor nominee Barkhad Abdi, as well as have Johnny Weir as a guest to discuss his ever-changing wardrobe. As always, Kate McKinnon was Ellen, and Jim Parsons as Johnny Weir.

Jim Parsons Monologue

Jim Parsons tries to separate himself from his Big Bang Theory character Sheldon through the power of song. Helping him was Jaleel White (Jay Pharoah), Jason Alexander (Bobby Moynihan) and Angela Lansbury (Kate McKinnon).

Peter Pan

When Tinkerbell is unable to join Peter on a visit to the children, her half sister, Tonkerbell joins in her place.

Bird Bible

If it becomes difficult to get behind the actual bible, there’s always The Bird Bible. The bible portrayed by birds, so it feels more believable. 

Dance Floor Killer

Jack Manville hosts TruTV’s “Murder Details”, looking back at The Dance Floor Killer, who killed over 40 people by staying out in clear view.

12 Years Audition

Steve McQueen describes some of the unconventional approaches to auditioning the smaller, often racist parts. 


Beck performs “Blue Moon” off of his recently released album, Morning Phase.

Weekend Update

Colin Jost premieres as the new co-host of Weekend Update. Guests are Charles Barkley (Keenan Thompson), Shaquille O’Neil (Jay Pharoah) and 1860s movie critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam).

Murder Mystery

At a Murder Mystery dinner, a certain guest isn’t as thrilled as the others when he disagrees with his character. 

Spotlightz Acting Camp

Why spend $10 at the movies when you can spend $35 to see the kids of Spotlightz Acting camp bring them to the stage? Includes renditions of Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Her and Dallas Buyers Club. 


Beck performs “Wave” off of his recently released album, Morning Phase.


After a startling explosion, an executive tries to take an elevator to the ground floor with his soiled underpants.


Some cowboys try to brainstorm ideas for one of their friend’s birthday, but one of them is a bit too ambitious.

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Jim Parsons hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Beck on March 1, 2014
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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 23:30
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