Saturday Night Live was graced with the presence of James Bond — Daniel Craig — on Saturday’s episode and the English actor delivered.
In his opening monologue, the 44-year-old actor, who will reprise his role as 007 in the upcoming Skyfall, got right to business with an over-fogged tribute to the people his characters have killed on screen.
“Each year at the Oscars, they show the ‘In Memoriam’ reel, but they never recognize those brave movie characters that I’ve killed,” Craig said, as the compilation commenced to the tune of “What A Wonderful World.”
That wasn’t the only Bond appearance for Craig on ‘SNL.’
The action star donned the familiar 007 suit for a commercial that promoted a 50th anniversary package for the Bond franchise. The ad promised that the anniversary set included “every Bond girl, including the lesser known Bond girls from every era.”
From Diane Keaton in Never Die Twice Tomorrow, to Molly Ringwald in The Man Who Was a Gun, the hilarious commercial also includes an appearance from Penny Marshall, portrayed of course by Fred Armisen.
Meanwhile “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers” got a major boost this week, thanks to a feathery guest (watch below).
Following last week’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, “Weekend Update” invited Big Bird — the real Big Bird from PBS — to the show.
“Thanks for having me Mr. Meyers,” the talking bird said with a yawn. “It’s just that it’s seven hours past my bedtime.”
Big Bird also told Meyers that his life is completely different now that he’s found fame beyond Sesame Street.
“I feel like I’m famous now. I was walking down the street the other day and I felt that everybody recognized me,” he said.
“It’s so weird to think that just a few days ago, I could just blend in like any other eight-foot tall talking bird.”
Muse served as musical guest on this week’s SNL, delivering “Madness” and “Panic Station,” both from the UK group’s latest release The 2nd Law.
Christina Applegate will host SNL next Saturday, with music from Passion Pit.
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