‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Jamie Foxx Talks Barack Obama and Channels a Ding Dong (VIDEOS)

Charlie Day, Dermot Mulroney and rapper 2 Chainz also make appearances.

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Jamie Foxx put on all his moves during the opening monologue on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

The Django Unchained actor, who also hosted the show back in 2000, celebrated all things black, Barack Obama, and what he wants for his birthday (Foxx turns 45 on Dec. 13).

“It’s good to be black. Black is the new white. You know how black is in right now? The Nets moved to Brooklyn. How black is that?” Foxx said, all while donning an all-black suit.

“Speaking of blackness, my president, President Obama’s back up in the White House . . . and not only that. He’s so black he was playing basketball during election day.”

Foxx’s opening monologue also included a few dance moves and a performance on the piano.

“I’d like to sing something about what I want for my birthday. I like to sing from the book of 2 Chainz,” Foxx crooned over his keys, before the real 2 Chainz showed up to close out the monologue.

Foxx’s SNL ticket included a trip to Taran Killam and Vanessa Bayer’s college student hosted Japanese pop culture show, “J-Pop America Fun Time Now.”

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Another highlight took viewers down the Ding Dong road, via “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers.”

“I mean, with all this Twinkie talk I thought everyone had forgotten about me,” Foxx says as the Hostess treat.

“I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love Twinkie, that’s my snack brother from another batter but I gotta ask, ‘Ain’t got no love for the Ding Dong?’”

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Dermot Mulroney and Charlie Day also stopped by the show on Saturday, taking part in equally hilarious sketches involving a game show (will the real Dermot Mulroney please stand up?) and a court show set in Maine.

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As an opinionated bailiff, Foxx nearly loses it when the judge (played by Jason Sudeikis) reads out the sentence for the accused: eating a bowl of hot jambalaya.

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Ne-Yo served as musical guest, belting out his hits “Let Me Love You” and “She Is.”

Saturday Night Live will be graced by the presence of Martin Short on Dec. 15 to bid adieu to another calendar year, along with musical guest Sir Paul McCartney.

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