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Will Ferrell returns to ''SNL'' for first time since 2002

Will Ferrell returns to ”SNL” for first time since 2002. Promoting his movie ”Kicking and Screaming,” he’ll return as host on May 14

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Will Ferrell starred on Saturday Night Live for seven years, but he hasn’t been back to the show since 2002, when he left to pursue what has proved to be a successful movie career. But his newest movie, the family-friendly soccer-dad comedy Kicking and Screaming, may be a tougher sell to the fratboy crowd that made hits out of Old School and Anchorman, and who still watch SNL. To help promote the movie, which opens May 13, Ferrell is returning to SNL on the 14th, this time as host. Also on the show, making their SNL debut as musical guest, are rockers Queens of the Stone Age. No word if Ferrell will use the occasion to revive some of his celebrated sketch characters, including overzealous cheerleader Craig, fawning Inside the Actor’s Studio host James Lipton, or President George W. Bush, a role that’s been taken over by Will Forte. Hey, how about a ”Dueling Bushes” sketch?

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