'Saturday Night Live' recap: Host Seth MacFarlane dazzles in mostly awesome season premiere

"Saturday Night Live" premiered tonight (Sept. 15) -- and thanks to host and perfect human Seth MacFarlane, affecting performances by Frank Ocean and the successful transition between presidential impersonators, its 38th season got off to a grand start. First, the highs: The Politicians: In a classy move, Fred Armison, the outgoing Barack Obama impersonator, introduced his successor, Jay Pharoah . And although didn't quite nail it in his first podium speech, Pharoah's got POTUS' mannerisms down and is a huge improvement over his black-faced predecessor. He delivered lots of laughs, especially when paired against his "secret weapon": Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney. Seth MacFarlane: Thank you, SNL, for giving American audiences the chance to appreciate the true magnitude of the "Family Guy" creator's brilliance and charm. His opening monologue and show-stopping rendition of "My Head Is Filled With Voices" - with dead-on impersonations ranging from "Star Trek's" George Takei to Marlon Brando and Marty McFly --...


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