Dwayne Johnson, or The Rock, is making his rounds in the runup to Furious 7. That included hosting SNL last night. While poking fun at his sequel-saving ways, the man has a point. Fast and Furious seemed stagnant before The Rock joined.

Add The Rock and it’s just better. While hosting SNL, he slow jammed about being franchise viagra for Hollywood.

Not only is he great for movie studios, Dwayne Johnson is great for SNL. The show returned from hiatus with him logging his fourth hosting spot. Not only is he perfect for action roles, the man has the comedic chops to handle SNL with ease.

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In addition to the ‘Franchise Viagra’ sketch, the second funniest has to be Bambi done up in the style of Fast and Furious. Yeah, action bambi. It even nails the font for the trailer.

Killam plays a Vin Diesel Thumper and he nails the gravely, slurring repetitiveness. Thumper doesn’t have friends. He has a herd. For two minutes, this sketch has everything you could possibly want. Deer crossing motha****.

How do they cap it? Jay Pharoah as Ludacris rapping ‘Wam Bam Bambi.’ Pure gold and it will be stuck in your head.

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His cold open as The Rock Obama makes you wish he was president. What the hell did you say Ed Henry? Deer crossing motha****. Plus, him raising his eyebrow at Putin would be worth risking World War 3.

Had it ended with The Rock Obama transition, it would have been spot on. Having Michelle Obama freak out over her garden and transform too saved the open from sputtering to an end.

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The best of last night’s episodes has to be the franchise viagra and bambi. Both show SNL in top form. Now, if they could replicate this every week, NBC could return SNL to the pinnacle of late night comedy.

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