"Saturday Night Live" aimed to please both veteran fans and a younger generation this week, featuring ex-cast member Tina Fey as host and teen phenom Justin Bieber as musical guest in a show that saw Fey fantasize about a fling with Bieber and bring back her famous impersonation of Sarah Palin.
The show opened with a monologue that featured Fey cracking jokes about juggling motherhood and her responsibilities on NBC show "30 Rock," as well as Bieber joining the ex-"SNL" writer and performer in song.
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Fey next appeared in a continuing "SNL" bit about Tiger Woods, playing a woman who allegedly shacked up with the golfer.
The Emmy winner, who left the show two years ago, was also featured in a reprise of her role as ex-VP candidate Sarah Palin, starring in a sketch about the launch of a mock TV station called the Sarah Palin Network.
Shows on the new Sarah Palin station? "Dancing With the Real Stars: America's Small Business Owners," "That's So Palin," "Tea Party Wheel of Fortune," "Are You Smarter Than a Half Term Governor?" and, in a dig at NBC's talk-show musical chairs with Conan O'Brien and notoriously conservative host Jay Leno, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Fey's next bit was her first turn in a sketch with Bieber, the teen superstar making his "SNL" debut this week. In the Fey/Bieber bit, Fey played a teacher hot for Bieber's high-school character who lapsed into musical fantasies about Bieber that included the singer in an oversized stroller.
"It's just that I'm very lonely and would like to give you a bath!" Fey's lovesick teacher told Bieber.
The one-time "Weekend Update" co-host also returned to her old stomping grounds alongside "SNL" head writer Seth Meyers, starring as the "Women's News Correspondent" on the mock news show.
Fey talked in the bit about cheating spouses, making reference to Tiki Barber and his wife, as well as Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James and tatted-up mistress Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and Tiger Woods and his bevy of alleged lady friends.
"For every Elin Nordegren, there's a woman named Jaymee who spells her name with two e's and a star," Fey deadpanned.
The actress also played Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina, an obsessive high school student's mother and a 9-inch tall prostitute in other sketches during the show.
Bieber performed twice on Saturday's program, opening with his hit "Baby."
Next week's episode will feature "Cruel Intentions" and "Crash" actor Ryan Phillippe as host and newcomer Ke$ha as the musical guest.