Elton John pulled double duty as SNL’s host and musical guest this weekend, but the Rocket Man had some help from the episode’s surprising parade of guest stars. Tom Hanks and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony appeared several times throughout the evening. Their best performance was in another bawdy “ESPN Classic” sketch, which also featured the return of Will Forte as clueless sports announcer Greg Stink.
Hanks and Anthony popped again up in a “Laser Cats, The Musical” Digital Short, and each took turns announcing Sir Elton’s performances. To cap off the cameo madness, Jake Gyllenhaal rolled his chair up to the Weekend Update desk to plug his new movie “Source Code” to defend himself against a raging Nic Cage, as played by Andy Samberg.