Videos: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Hosts Saturday Night Live with George Ezra
Dwayne Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, with musical guest George Ezra on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
We have all the highlights below, including an appearance by The Rock Obama in the cold open, Dwayne’s musical monologue, a WWE promo shoot that gets a little too personal, Disney’s live action adaptation of “Bambi” starring The Rock, and much more.
Also, make sure to catch George Ezra’s performances of “Budapest” and “Blame It On Me.”
The Rock Obama Cold Open
After the actions of Rep. John Boehner (Taran Killam), Sen. Ted Cruz (Bobby Moynihan) and Sen. Tom Cotton (Kyle Mooney) make him lose his cool, President Obama (Jay Pharoah) turns into The Rock Obama (Dwayne Johnson).
Dwayne Johnson’s Franchise Viagra Monologue
Host Dwayne Johnson sings about which Hollywood franchises he’d like to join next with help from Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata and Aidy Bryant.
Inspired by Starbucks’s Race Together campaign, Pepboys launches its own initiative to encourage employees and customers to discuss gender and sexual identity: Genderflect.
WWE Promo Shoot
Koko WatchOut (Dwayne Johnson) gets a little too personal while trash talking opponent Trashyard Mutt (Bobby Moynihan) during a promo shoot.
New Disney Movie
Disney’s latest live action film stars Dwayne Johnson as Bambi, Vin Diesel (Taran Killam) as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) as Flower and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong) as Faline.
A couple’s (Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson) dinner date turns sour when an old friend (Dwayne Johnson) and his British girlfriend (Cecily Strong) unexpectedly join them.
When Dr. Bones (Dwayne Johnson) gets shot with poisoned darts in the chest, butt and groin, Short-Long (Pete Davidson) and Miss Reese (Kate McKinnon) vie to be the one that gets to suck the poison out.
Because no one wants to be the bald guy in a frat.
George Ezra: Budapest
Musical guest George Ezra performs “Budapest” on Saturday Night Live.
Weekend Update 3-28-15, Part 1 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Hillary Clinton wiping her email server clean and Ted Cruz announcing he’ll be running for President. Olya Povlatsky (Kate McKinnon) stops by to discuss the Russian economy.
Weekend Update 3-28-15, Part 2 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Starbucks’ controversial Race Together campaign and a 400 lb. peanut butter cup. Willie (Kenan Thompson) stops by to talk about spring.
Weekend Update: Olya Povlatsky on the Russian Economy
Olya Povlatsky weighs in on Russia’s crumbling economy, comparing District 12 from The Hunger Games to the richest neighborhood in her village.
Weekend Update: Willie Is Excited for Spring
Not even the death of his wife or the loss of his dog can keep Willie (Kenan Thompson) from looking forward to spring.
Cooking with Paul
On Cooking with Paul, Paul is a James Beard Award-winning chef and three-times convicted sex offender whose sidekick Mitch (Dwayne Johnson) is actually his probation officer.
Improv group Prince Charmin’ (Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett) draws inspiration for their performance from audience member Robert Durst (Kate McKinnon).
George Ezra: Blame It On Me
Musical guest George Ezra performs “Blame It On Me” on Saturday Night Live.
An overenthusiastic FBI agent (Dwayne Johnson) gets a suspect (Taran Killam) to talk after berating him with lame insults.
Kyle Mooney puts his interviewing skills to the test at the circus.