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Video: 'SNL' Spoofs Jay-Z and Solange Elevator Fight, Andy Samberg Reunites With Former Cast Members

May 19, 2014 (2:14 am) GMT
Maya Rudolph impersonates Beyonce, while host Samberg debuts two new Digital Shorts and brings back the kissing family with Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.

"" wrapped up its 39th season with as a host. The "" star was not the only returning former cast member in the season finale as , , and also appeared in the episode that aired May 17.

Rudolph helped "SNL" spoof and elevator attack which grabbed the headlines in the past week. Jay Pharoah played the rapper and Sasheer Zamata impersonated his sister-in-law, addressing their feud and releasing a video from the fight with an audio track that revealed that she was helping Jay-Z get rid of a spider from him. Rudolph appeared toward the end of the cold open to portray .

Rudolph also joined fellow "SNL" alumni Samberg, Armisen, Wiig and Hader as well as to bring back the overly intimate family, Vogelchecks. Mocking the recent controversy about kissing his boyfriend on TV, the sketch featured the family members inappropriately kissing each other.

Samberg also debuted two new Digital Shorts, one about a DJ who believed in delayed gratification and another featuring his partners, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. In his monologue, he tried to top the number of impersonations Hader had done during his days on "SNL" by doing rapid impersonations of , and among others, with the help of and .

The season ender, with featured musical guest , averaged a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. It's up 17% from last week's episode hosted by which averaged a 1.8 rating.

Jay-Z and Solange Message Cold Open:


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