- The show tackled the Baltimore riots, indirectly, and the big fight of the weekend
And, as usual, the sketch comedy show did not shy away from hot-button issues in the news.
The show took on the situation in Baltimore, where protests broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. In a sketch about the Baltimore Orioles game Wednesday
that no one showed up for, sports commentators tripped over euphemisms like "beating," while police in riot gear acted as stand-ins for the kiss cam.
Some viewers may have skipped "SNL" to watch boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
face off. But those who tuned in to SNL saw a "pirated" version of the highly anticipated bout.
Of course, with Johansson hosting on the same weekend the new "Avengers" sequel debuts
, SNL had to spoof her superhero character in the film. Here's what a feature-length movie about Black Widow might look like.
And, with Virgin Atlantic continuing to experiment with new features
, Johansson played a robotic flight attendant for the airline in one sketch.