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James Franco/Kings of Leon 

Actor James Franco, best-known for his roles in the hit comedy Pineapple Express and playing Harry Osbourne in the Spider-Man trilogy, hosts an all-new SNL this week.

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Episode credited cast:
Fred Armisen ... Various
Will Forte ... Various
Bill Hader ... Various
Darrell Hammond ... Various
Seth Meyers ... Weekend Update Anchor
Amy Poehler ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Andy Samberg ... Various
Jason Sudeikis ... Various
Kenan Thompson ... Various
Kristen Wiig ... Various
Bobby Moynihan ... Various
Casey Wilson ... Various
Kings of Leon ... Themselves - Musical Guest
James Franco ... Himself - Host / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caleb Followill ... Himself (as Kings of Leon)


Sketches include: McCain Approves, James Franco Monologue, The Cougar Den (with Cameron Diaz cameo), Agent 420, O.J. Simpson Jury Selection, An SNL Digital Short: Murray Hill (with Blake Lively cameo), The Looker, Weekend Update with Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers, Weekend Update: Richard Fuld, Weekend Update: Dov Charney, New York Times Reporters, Of Mice and Men, Yankee Stadium Stories, James and Willam Dafoe. Kings of Leon perform "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody". Written by R Berquist

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Release Date:

20 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Franco: Oh... Is Colleen your girlfriend?
Craig: Yeah, yeah.
James Franco: Oh. She came by my room, late last night, and said she was lost.
Craig: Well, that's weird. Yeah, she's a... campus tour guide.
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References The Mask (1994) See more »


Use Somebody
Written and performed by Kings of Leon
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Really watched it just for the Kings of Leon ......
10 November 2008 | by hockeyvoodooSee all my reviews

This was a rather funny episode with James Franco, but the 9 stars are for the two fabulous songs performed by the talented Kings of Leon. They are so far just such an underrated band. Hopefully, this new album of theirs will help them and not spoil them. "Sex on Fire" has to be the most catchy and original tune by any band in a few years. They are also very easy on the eyes without being sissy-boybandish looking. There was also one short but very funny sketch of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" with an alternate ending. I was surprised that James Franco was as funny as he was because he is usually so serious in his movies. Overall, REALLY GOOD SHOW !!

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