September 17th, 2012
10:35 AM ET
Expectations were high for the 38th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, but host Seth MacFarlane did his best to meet them.
With "SNL's" retooling, there was a lot riding on the season opener, which had Frank Ocean as the musical guest. In addition to three new cast members, this is a political season, and Jay Pharoah now does the impression of President Obama instead of Fred Armisen.
We didn't have to wait long to see how well Pharoah would do, as Saturday's premiere began with Armisen passing the torch.
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