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Steve Buscemi’s ‘SNL’ Appearance, According to the ‘SNL’ Sketch Predictor

December 2, 2011

Steve Buscemi’s ‘SNL’ Appearance, According to the ‘SNL’ Sketch Predictor

December 2, 2011

I've been to the future and brought back this sketch-by-sketch rundown of tomorrow's episode of "Saturday Night Live." Or is it just a series of very educated guesses? Read our "SNL" Sketch Predictor and judge for yourself.

11:29 PM Barney Frank (Fred Armisen) addresses the camera to explain his reasons for retiring from Congress.

11:34 PM Monologue: Host Steve Buscemi is interrupted by his famously erratic "Boardwalk Empire" co-star ... Michael Shannon (Bill Hader).

11:39 PM Commercial parody: Lt. John Pike of UC Davis (Bobby Moynihan) runs through unconventional circumstances for which he recommends pepper spray — for instance, to secure a great deal at a Wal-Mart Black Friday sale.

11:42 PM Brian Williams (Jason Sudeikis) attempts to anchor the "NBC Nightly News" through interruptions including a fire alarm, sprinklers, an earthquake, and several drunken tour group members wandering into the studio.

11:49 PM Buscemi (as himself) attends a "Big Lebowski" fan convention.

11:59 PM Digital Short: Andy Samberg offers proof that Steve Buscemi is immortal.

12:04 AM Two A-Holes (Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig) go out to a karaoke bar.

12:11 AM [The Black Keys perform.]

12:18 AM Weekend Update features Kenan Thompson imploring Herman Cain not to drop out of the Republican Presidential race, so that Thompson can keep playing him; Karine Vanasse (Abby Elliott) telling the real story behind her tweet about "Pan Am" getting cancelled; and Anthony Crispino (Moynihan) offering up the second-hand news.

12:35 AM A meeting of university sports directors, trying to head off future sex scandals.

12:43 AM [The Black Keys perform.]

12:52 AM Buscemi (as himself) guests on an Italian talk show hosted by Vinnie Vedecci (Hader).

12:58 AM Commercial parody: Other cynical game shows in the spirit of "You Deserve It."

1:01 AM Goodnight!

--Tara Ariano


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