Jonah Hill’s star may have been on the rise as he hit Saturday Night Live for the third time as host last night, but his attempts to step out of Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leonardo DiCaprio’s shadow went a bit awry during the opening monologue. After a series of DiCaprio-focused questions from the “audience” prompted a defensively boastful outburst from the host, DiCaprio himself appeared onstage to rein in Hill’s fragile ego and admonish him for trying to act like a big shot. To sooth his nerves, Hill asked DiCaprio to do what the pair did every day on the Wolf of Wall Street set, “the thing that made me feel safe.” Cue the Titanic pan pipes.
The episode also included a reimagining of Spike Jonze’s Her, with Jonah Hill romancing himself as the voice of his own operating system. As things heat up between the man and his voice, the operating system hires a surrogate, played by Michael Cera, to take things to the next level.
Building on last week’s brilliant portrayal of Justin Bieber, Weekend Update featured an interview with Kenan Thompson as the Miami police officer who arrested the pop star for drag racing under the influence on Thursday. The officer gleefully described the incident as being “like finding a swaggy little leprechaun,” and compared Bieber’s resistance to “being barked at by a puppy who smelled like Smirnoff Ice.” Another sly reference to the arrest appeared in the sketch where Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong’s ex-porn stars attempt to hawk yellow Lamborghinis.