amy poehler justin timberlake snl kiss 'Saturday Night Live': Justin Timberlake cameos in Amy Poehler's returnAmy Poehler made her triumphant return to “Saturday Night Live” and we found most of the Poehler-focused bits to be hilarious. We also enjoyed Justin Timberlake‘s cameos.

Christine O’Donnell’s Checkered Past
The opening skit lambasted the new Delaware Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, playing off of her dabbling-in-witchcraft confession by portraying her as a masturbating, dog-fight staging arsonist. Hee. Kristen Wiig can be so good sometimes.

fey fallon poehler 'Saturday Night Live': Justin Timberlake cameos in Amy Poehler's returnAmy Poehler’s affairs
A nice joke in Amy’s opening monologue is that she’s had “two beautiful boys” since being on “SNL.” The two beautiful boys in question are Nick Jonas and Taylor Lautner and to them she says, “You’re welcome.” Poehler then went on a “nightmare” scenario of “SNL” where Justin Timberlake, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon all made cameo appearances. It was delightful.

perry elmo boobs 'Saturday Night Live': Justin Timberlake cameos in Amy Poehler's returnBronx Beat
Maya Rudolph also returned to the show for the “Coffee Talk”-esque “Bronx Beat” sketch with Poehler. It wasn’t that great — until Katy Perry was brought on as the neighborhood “babysitter,” but she was rocking the boobs in an Elmo shirt as a response to “Sesame Street” canceling her appearance. That part of the skit was actually very funny and good on Katy Perry for her accent.

seth amy 'Saturday Night Live': Justin Timberlake cameos in Amy Poehler's returnWeekend Update
Amy Poehler (of course) made an appearance on Weekend Update and it was predictably awesome, even if the appearance by real New York Governor David Patterson fell a little flat. It was nice to see “Really with Seth and Amy” again.

After Weekend Update, as is what typically happens on “SNL,” the show went a little downhill. The uptight-fashion-lady Kristen Wiig sketch was not that funny. In fact, the only big laugh after Update came from seeing Andy Samberg in a mock trailer for “The Expendables” as Brigitte Nielsen, though the “Actor II Actor” sketch with more Timberlake was funny. We wouldn’t mind seeing JT cameo every week.

brigitte 'Saturday Night Live': Justin Timberlake cameos in Amy Poehler's returnWhat did you think of Amy Poehler’s return to “SNL”? We don’t think it was quite on par with Tina Fey’s hosting job last spring, but we still think she gets a thumbs up.

UPDATE: We’ve added videos of some of the highlights below.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."