The Paul Rudd SNL episode that aired on Saturday, December 7th had musical guest One Direction singing 'Afternoon Delight' with the core cast of Anchorman 2. The epic episode was the third time Rudd hosted the live comedy sketch show, which he notes in this monologue. He expressed his fear of being overshadowed by the musical guests in the past, when the world's biggest boy band emerges. To counter their popularity and musical talent, Rudd brings out his 'man band' consisting of Will Ferrell, David Koechner and Steve Carrell.
The newly formed 'Nine Direction' sing 'Afternoon Delight' together, recreating a moment from the enormously popular film Anchorman. The Paul Rudd SNL episode coincides with the release of Anchorman's sequel, Anchorman 2, which will be released in theaters on December 18th.