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SNL Recap: Will Ferrell Hosts, Usher Performs

Posted Sunday May 13, 2012 3:41 AM GMT

Bringing his laugh-inducing greatness to the long-running NBC show, Will Ferrell took over hosting duties on yesterday's (May 12) episode of "Saturday Night Live".

After an 'Obama Visits Biden Cold Open' to kick things off, the "Casa De Mi Padre" actor took the Studio 8H stage while offering up a monologue about Mother's Day - during which he fittingly brought his own mom onstage to tell her how much he loves her, noting that this time he was without the aid of a script or cue cards.

During the course of the show, skits included one titled 'Funkytown Debate' in which the candidates running for the mayor of Funkytown had to answer some tough questions from their constituents, as well as a segment dubbed 'ESPN Golf' that had ESPN's coverage of a women's golf event get interrupted with news of OJ Simpson on the run mixed with frequent advertisements for their sponsor, Stay Free Maxi Pads.

Meanwhile, the major highlight of the show saw SNL celebrate its 100th Digital Short in a star-laden offering featuring Justin Bieber singing with Andy Samberg, who led the clip off by saying, "Tonight we are celebrating our 100th short. Congratulations to us, truly a major milestone. Guess what we're going to do? Tonight, we're gonna suck our own c**k."

The milestone Digital Short also featured cameos by big names including Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake.

Capping it all off, the Ferrell hosted installment of "Saturday Night Live" welcomed musical guest Usher, who treated viewers to renditions of "Scream" and "Climax" during the course of the episode.