Saturday Night Live is continuing its run of great shows in its celebratory 40th season. Even after last week’s excellent episode with guest host Woody Harrelson, this week’s contribution by Cameron Diaz continued SNL’s uptick with some great skits including a rap about Thanksgiving, and bits on President Obama’s immigration bill and high school theater.

 

#1 “Back Home Ballers” was a rap video about coming home for the holidays. The group of rappers were Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant and led by Diaz.

 

 

#2 “New Annie” was a parody of the upcoming remake of Annie starring Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith. Diaz plays herself with the volume turned up. Substantially.

 

#3 “High School Theater Show” was about the absurd and unusual renditions of plays put on by high school students. It’s as familiar as it is uncomfortable.

 

 

#4 “Capitol Hill” didn’t feature Diaz but was this week’s hilarious cold open, and was very rare in that it mocked and criticized President Obama.

 

 

#5 “Office Boss” stars Beck Bennett, a millionaire man-child with the Benjamin Button disease whose gold digging wife played by Diaz has to deal with during a dinner party.

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