Jeff Bridges closed the 2010 "Saturday Night Live" edition with a high note. The "Tron Legacy" actor appeared in some impressive sketches which include a duet with Cookie Monster, a Nick Nolte impression, and a Dog the Bounty Hunter imprint.
In celebration of Christmas, Bridges sang a holiday tune "Silver Bells" with the help of Cookie Monster who auditioned for a part on the variety show last month. The blue monster wished for an iPad from Santa but then corrected, "cookieeeees". At the end of the song, Bridges pulled out two broken pieces of cookies from his back pocket for the "Sesame Street" character.
Bridges appeared as Nolte in "The Miley Cyrus Show" which has now become a regular sketch on "SNL". Vanessa Bayer plays Miley, admitting that she was "really high" in a video tape where she was seen smoking from a bong. Then she invited Nolte to find out how he recovered from the scandal and whether he's "a hundred years old".
Bridges also assisted Fred Armisen in his spoof of Larry King's farewell episode recently. But he was not involved in the Digital Short which boasted celebrity cameos from Jessica Alba, Akon, John McEnroe, and Blake Lively in addition to "SNL" regulars Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone.
"SNL" will return January 8 with Jim Carrey as host and The Black Keys as musical guest.