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By Elizabeth Murray

Prince stole the show on "Saturday Night Live" with an energy-filled 8-minute medley performance, breaking from the show's convention of having musical guests perform two one-song numbers.

With his band 3rdEyeGirl, Prince performed a selection of songs from “PlectrumElectrum,” one of two albums that he released in late September. Opening with "Clouds," Prince followed with "Plectrum Electrum," "Marz" and "Another Love."

The episode's host, Chris Rock, opened the show with a stand-up monologue, where the former cast member ranted about marathons and how materialistic the holidays are, while also attempting jokes about the Boston Marathon bombing and New York City's Freedom Tower.

The show also featured a commercial for Swiftamine, a medicine that helps adults affected by vertigo after they realize that they love a Taylor Swift song. Taylor-Swift-induced vertigo happens, according to the doctor in the commercial, when: "Your frontal lobe says, 'Oof, Taylor Swift. She's always wearing, like, a 1950s bathing suit.' But your ears say, 'Shut up, this is a perfect song.'" 

Woody Harrelson will host the show on Nov. 15 with musical guest Kendrick Lamar.