Bobby Moynihan and an overused laugh track accompanied Jim Parsons in the NBC promos teasing the “Big Bang Theory” star’s first time hosting “SNL” this weekend.
A sock puppet, a shady deal involving a cardboard elevator pass and some ice-dancing (non-ice division) also played key roles the clip, in which Moynihan tries to east Parsons’ nerves, but instead ends up just getting on his last one.
Musical guest Beck will join Parsons on Saturday.
The initial March show will also mark the first episode in the post-Seth Meyers era. Meyers, who departed a long “SNL” career to take over NBC’s “Late Night” from Jimmy Fallon, will be succeeded as both head writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor by Colin Jost. Cecily Strong will continue to co-anchor “Update.”
On Tuesday, “Saturday Night Live” announced that “Girls” creator, writer and star Lena Dunham would host the March 8 episode with musical guest The National.
Watch the Parsons promos: