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Michael Keaton begged to reprise Batman, Beetlejuice roles in 'SNL' monologue

Michael Keaton returned to host "Saturday Night Live" and was pressured by the cast to perform as Batman and Beetlejuice.
/ Source: TODAY

Michael Keaton returned to host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time in 22 years, and was quickly pressured by the cast of the 40th season to take on two of his most famous roles, Batman and Beetlejuice.

Keaton's monologue was hijacked by Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan, who begged the actor to fulfill their fan fantasies of re-enacting the two movies with Keaton. Eventually, after Keaton declined time and time again, Killam and Moynihan revealed that they creatively edited Keaton's time with the cast this week to fulfill their wish.

During the show, the "Birdman" star did take on the role of a high school teacher who was victim to a 90s teen movie prom bet. In the pre-produced sketch Mike O'Brien's popular high school student bets a friend that he can make anyone prom queen, even Keaton's high school teacher.

In other parodies, "SNL" featured a music video from science-based religion Neurotology, a pseudo-version of Scientology. The video, while singing the church's praises, was annotated to reveal the current (often disturbing) status of many of the Neurotology members.

Weekend Update saw the return of fan favorite Jebidiah Atkinson, as well as a surprise appearance from Norman Reedus of "The Walking Dead."

"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson will host the show on April 12 with musical guest Mumford & Sons.