Saturday Night Live “Benedict Cumberbatch & Arcade Fire” 5/7/22 New Episode Preview & Sketches

Saturday Night Live

Tonight (Saturday May 7 2022), NBC broadcasts an episode of the series “Saturday Night Live” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch & Arcade Fire.

We’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know about tonight’s episode, including if it’s new, the time, cast, how to watch and all the episode details!

Saturday Night Live May 7 2022 Episode Summary

NBC broadcasts an episode of SNL featuring host Benedict Cumberbatch & Arcade Fire as the musical guest.

At 10:00PM, NBC broadcasts a repeat episode featuring Molly Shannon & Linkin Park.

The repertory cast for this episode features: Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor and Bowen Yang.

The featured cast for this episode features: Aristotle Athari, Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson, Punie Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

Is Tonight’s Episode New or a Repeat?

Tonight’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch & Arcade Fire is all new!

What Time is Tonight’s Episode On?

Tonight’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” will be broadcast on NBC at 11:30PM ET/8:30PM PT.

At 10:00PM, NBC broadcasts a repeat episode featuring Molly Shannon & Linkin Park.

Saturday Night Live May 7 2022 Episode Sketches

After Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, a flashback to 13th century England shows the exact moment three men (Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson) vote to outlaw abortion.

Second-time host Benedict Cumberbatch takes a moment to wish his mother and his wife a happy Mother’s Day.

A family (Benedict Cumberbatch, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Andrew Dismukes) surprises their mom (Aidy Bryant) with some special Mother’s Day gifts.

A focus group for Blue Bunny ice cream goes off the rails.

A mother, father and grandmother (Cecily Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate McKinnon) have flashbacks as reckless teens while trying to discipline their child (Chloe Fineman).

Prisoners in a chain gang (Benedict Cumberbatch, Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, James Austin Johnson) find out unexpected information about a fellow prisoner.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Rudy Giuliani cancelling his scheduled appearance to meet with the January 6 committee.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like archaeologists discovering 1,000 year old cave paintings in Alabama.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett (Kate McKinnon) stops by Weekend Update to discuss the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade and share her opinion on abortion.

A young man (Alex Moffat) delivers some dramatic news to his mother and father (Cecily Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch).

A live band gives an unexpected performance at a children’s pizza place.

Chloe Fineman talks about being a full-time understudy for Saturday Night Live.

Musical guest Arcade Fire performs “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” on Saturday Night Live.

Musical guest Arcade Fire performs “The Lightning I, II” on Saturday Night Live.

A commercial advertises the world’s first reclining toilet.

Watch Tonight’s Saturday Night Live Episode Online

You can find episodes on the NBC website and watch full episodes on Peacock TV.

Saturday Night Live Series Information

NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 47th season for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances. Since its inception in 1975, “SNL” has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show’s Emmy-winning 25th anniversary special in 1999: “In defiance of both time and show business convention, ‘SNL’ is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture.” At the close of the century, “Saturday Night Live” placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past 50 years. Not including specials and digital series, the program has won 78 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. “SNL” also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 285 nominations, not including specials and digital series. “SNL” has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as “truly a national institution.” “Saturday Night Live” was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week. “SNL” is making headlines and influencing the political dialogue while skewering it at the same time. Beyond politics, the show’s cast of recurring characters and take on pop culture targets remains spot-on. The addition of the show’s Emmy-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted. “Saturday Night Live,” which premiered Oct. 11, 1975, is broadcast live from NBC’s famed Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer.

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