April 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM ET
"Saturday Night Live" had something for everyone this week. For music fans, hit maker (and new "Voice" coach) Pharrell Williams was on hand. For those looking for big laughs from a big-screen star, "Pitch Perfect's" Anna Kendrick took care of that. And if there was anyone out there hoping for a retro sci-fi fix — well, there was even something for them.
That last offering was an unexpected one that came during the latest installment of "Les Jeunes de Paris," a recurring dance sketch that pokes fun at the American take on French pop culture. Kendrick played the part of a waitress attempting to avoid the flirtatious attention of a patron — by way of dance, of course — when suddenly a sequence of somewhat-French figures made their way through the scene. There was a musketeer, a Marie Antoinette stand-in, a group of schoolgirls from "Madeline" and a familiar face from "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, or a reasonable facsimile, crashed the scene and delivered the only English line in the whole skit: "Make it so!"
Kendrick's fans got a bonus in the bit. For a brief moment, the actress-and-sometimes-singer gave a nod to her music video, "Cups," with a not-so-successful attempt to flip a mug.
As for Williams, he — along a new version of the Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys and later auctioned off for charity — took the stage and gave the audience a reason to get out of their seats with his performance of his current hit, "Happy."
"SNL" airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.