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Lena Dunham with The National

Lena Dunham, Golden Globe winning creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” hosts for the first time, and The National performed “Graceless” and “I Need My Girl.” Sketches included Obama Ukraine Address, Ooh Child, Scandal, What’s Poppin’, Biblical Movie, What are You Even Doing, Jewelry Party, The Katt Williams Show and Over Explainers.


Obama Ukraine Address

President Obama discusses how the United States’ plans to deal with the crisis in Ukraine. He calls in Liam Neeson, who dislikes when things are taken, to deliver a personal message to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  


Lena Dunham Monologue

First-time host Lena Dunham talks about the nudity in her show "Girls." As she’s complaining about how strangers feel comfortable talking to her about sex, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Bobby Moynihan and her grandmother tell her private stories about their sex lives.


Ooh Child

During a road trip, a group sing-along keeps getting interrupted by the voice of their GPS.



Recent college grad, Kelsey, joins Olivia Pope's team of gladiators. She has a lot of follow-up questions when she’s asked to move fast, tap into her connections and bug someone in Mexico.


What's Poppin'

A less-than-great rap group, That’s a Wrap, is booked last-minute on MTV2's show, "What's Poppin'."


Biblical Movie

"Girl" is Lena Dunham's unique take on the life of Eve, a struggling twenty-something in the Garden of Eden. Watch what the New York Times called, “even for Adam and Eve, there’s a lot of nudity.”


What Are You Even Doing

Two teenage girls (Lena Dunham and Nasim Pedrad) host a talk show about flirting their way into a boy’s heart and mouth. This episode’s guests are captain of the soccer team, Rogan, and Jon Hamm. Watch to see the girls flirting their faces off and everyone being totally crazy.


The National: Graceless

Musical guest The National performs "Graceless" off of their Trouble Will Find Me album.


Weekend Update

Cecily and Colin tackle such topics as Vladimir Putin, Radio Shack, Italy’s space program, push-up jeans, Cock Asian and Arby’s. Guests are Matthew McConaughey (Taran Killam) and Vladimir Putin’s Best Friends Growing Up (Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer.)


Jewelry Party

A jewelry party gets side railed when the only male guest reveals his profession as a men's rights activist.


The Katt Williams Show

On "Pimpin Pimpin Pimpin with Katt Williams," Katt talks to some of this year's most talked-about Academy Award winners, presenters and attendees. Watch to see Jared Leto, Liza Minnelli, Harrison Ford and his earing.


The National: I Need My Girl

Musical guest The National performs "I Need My Girl” from their Trouble Will Find Me album.


Over Explainers

A group of guys go above and beyond when planning to go to a Will Smith concert.

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Lena Dunham hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest The National on March 8, 2014.

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Lena Dunham with The National
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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 23:30
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