Elton John Hosts Saturday Night Live
In his opening monologue John launched into a series of jokes about his new baby boy, whom John said was born with ten fingers, ten toes, and $400 million dollars. John also joked about Lady Gaga being his son's (named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John) godmother.
As for the actual sketches, many seemed to rely on jokes about John's British roots, his flamboyant stage persona and his sexuality, including one sketch titled The Old West, in which John played, well, a flamboyant cowboy.
Other show highlights included a few appearances by Tom Hanks, who at one point did an okay-but-not-really-that-great impersonation of Michael Caine, a guest spot by Source Code star Jake Gyllenhaal and musical performances by John and Leon Russell.
Check out some video highlights below.
Elton John Opening Monologue
Sketch: Knights at the Realm
Sketch: The Old West
Sketch: Elton Visits The Queen
Sketch: The Silver Screen
Performance: Elton John and Leon Russell, Monkey Suit
Digital Short: Laser Cats, The Musical