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Actor Ben Affleck hosts; David Cook performs "Light On" and "Declaration."
Sketches include "The McCains on QVC," "Jar Glove Commercial," "The View," "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," "Target Lady," "Staten Island Zoo: Giraffes," "Weekend Update" with guests John McCain, Patrick and Gunther Kelly, and Aunt Linda, "Night School Musical," "Grady Wilson's Put the Fire Back in Your Marriage Techniques," "Movie Pitch," and "Bierhoff Bros. House of German Coats."
In the "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" sketch, Ben Affleck nearly cracks up after his line "Hey, Richard! HOW MUCH IS HALLIBURTON PAYING YOU??!! I HOPE IT'S NOT PAYING YOU IN OIL!!!!"
In this episode, Ben Affleck impersonates Alec Baldwin in the "View" sketch. On the season 30 premiere hosted by Ben Affleck with musical guest Nelly, Alec Baldwin points out that Ben Affleck has been stealing his moves (hosting SNL all the time, breaking up with an actress, beating up paparazzi, and speaking at the Democratic National Convention).