This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" episode was hosted by actor Michael B. Jordan with musical guest Lil Baby. It was the 11th episode of the NBC's sketch comedy show's 48th season.

Jordan has gained fame for the "Creed" films, as well as the Marvel Comics film "Black Panther."

"SNL" wasted no time in mocking the search for classified documents, a news story that has dominated national headlines in recent days.

The cold open involved a harsh-sounding voice-over about "a new sheriff in town" who "means business." The "sheriff" turns out to be Attorney General Merrick Garland (Mikey Day), who speaks from a podium without a hint of intimidation. Other law enforcement spoke from the podium about former Vice-President Mike Pence, Vice-President Kamala Harris and former President Barack Obama.

In a reference to the death of Tyre Nichols, longtime cast member Kenan Thompson, who played an FBI agent, asks if the FBI will go to Memphis for justice.


Jordan shared a video in which he appeared as a teen actor on the soap opera "All My Children." Later, women cast members interrupt his monologue to pine over him.

Video Commercials

"SNL" mocked the recent upheaval surrounding Southwest Airlines' canceled and delayed flights over the holiday season. The carrier has taken a major public relations and financial hit over the flight problems.

The sketch comedy show also spoofed State Farm commercials, with Jordan playing "Jake," who steadily supplants the father of a family.

Live Sketches

Among the sketches, Jordan plays a bottled water delivery man who interrupts a male confidence seminar and belittles the speaker.

In another sketch, Jordan and cast member Bowen Yang play voice-over actors for a Street Fighter video game and don't quite get the concept of the action sounds.

Weekend Update

Co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che joked about the search for classified documents, TikTok, Chipotle's burrito season, ChatBot, and Donald Trump's reinstatement on Facebook.

"In the wake of the classified document scandal, representatives for Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama issued statements saying they all turned over all classified records before leaving office," Jost said. "While Jimmy Carter issued a statement saying, 'Come and get 'em, you bastards.'"

"Officials at TikTok are trying to stop efforts in Congress to ban the app by launching a campaign called 'Project Texas.' Because TikTok is their baby and they know Texas won't let them get rid of it," Che said.

Chilean actor Pedro Pascal will host next week's episode with musical guest Coldplay.