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Watch Felicity Jones and Tina Fey's Epic 'Saturday Night Live' Tribute to Carrie Fisher

by Tina Smithers Peckham 12:58 PM PST, January 15, 2017
Photo: NBC

In its first episode of the new year, Saturday Night Live beautifully honored Carrie Fisher with a little help from host Felicity Jones and SNL alum Tina Fey.

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Prior to the all-new episode, NBC aired the iconic 1978 show hosted by the late Star Wars actress. Then following Alec Baldwin's political cold open, Jones took the stage for her opening monologue where Fey made an appearance as a hologram, dressed as Princess Leia from the first film of the Star Wars franchise.

"Oh my God, Tina Fey!" Jones exclaimed. "You're in a headscarf. Are you a Star Wars princess?"

Fey credited her princess garb to an Eileen Fisher sale, just before the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star inquired, "Why are you a hologram? Are you like Tupac?"

"In so many ways, yes," Fey quickly replied. "Except the Dr. Dre that I'm friends with is my podiatrist."

The comedy writer then went on to bestow a little advice on a nervous Jones, who was making her SNL debut: "If Steven Seagal can do it, so can you."

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Jones, 33, was joined by musical guest and fellow SNL first-timer Sturgill Simpson. Master of None star Aziz Ansari is gearing up for his first SNL hosting debut next week, with musical guest Big Sean. Watch the video below for more.

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