‘SNL’ Recap: Ben Affleck Joins Five-Timers Club, Bill Hader Bids Adieu

Ben Affleck didn’t get the Justin Timberlake treatment when the former officially joined the Five-Timers Club on the Saturday Night Live season finale, but he did take the opportunity to address his Oscars speech from earlier in the year.

To clear the air on “marriage is a lot of work,” the Argo director brought out wife Jennifer Garner.

The adorable banter fizzled when Affleck was “caught” reading from a cue card.

Most of Affleck’s SNL sketches were spot on, like this one with Fred Armisen playing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad playing Affleck.

But the episode also belonged to two others: Bill Hader, who performed in his last episode, and Kanye West, who performed two brand new songs. (Armisen, who's also rumored to be leaving but has yet to officially confirm his departure, had an emotional last sketch that included friend and Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein and a slew of musicians).

“Weekend Update with Seth Meyers” welcomed an old friend in Amy Poehler while saying farewell to another. Here’s Stefon at the desk:

And here’s Stefon at the altar a la The Graduate. (How fitting that Affleck was also part of this Kleenex heavy sketch).

Finally, one day after premiering his song on 66 buildings around the world, West brought “New Slaves” to life on stage, along with another new song, “Black Skinhead.” After the show, the performer took to Twitter to share lyrics from the second song, while girlfriend Kim Kardashian hinted at what many believe is the title of West’s upcoming album, Yeezus.

Get lyrics to "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead" at Directlyrics. 

 

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