November 16, 2014 10:21 AM EST

Woody Harrelson volunteered as tribute to host Saturday Night Live a few days before the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 movie hits theaters, and he got by with a little help from his friends. Costars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth stopped by Harrelson’s opening monologue to help joke about the actor’s hazy memory and the first time he hosted the late-night sketch show — in the year 1989, which prompted a parody sing-along to 1989 singer (and TIME cover star) Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Watch his opening monologue, above, and catch two other highlights from the episode, which featured musical guest Kendrick Lamar, below.

“The Dudleys”: A sketch about a sitcom family that’s constantly recast to quell Internet outrage poked fun at television’s diversity problem and featured a cameo from Orange Is the New Black‘s “Crazy Eyes” (Uzo Aduba).

“Young Tarts & Old Farts”: Inspired by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s recent duets album, Cheek to Cheek, the writers of Saturday Night Love dreamed up some other odd musical collaborations, including Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie; Macklemore and Diana Ross; Meghan Trainor and B.B. King; Aretha Franklin and Robyn; and Elton John and Blue Ivy Carter. Of course, mismatched, generation-spanning collaborations have become a classic SNL trope, most memorably in a 1982 parody of the song “Ebony and Ivory,” in which Joe Piscopo’s Frank Sinatra sings to Eddie Murphy: “You are black, and I am white. Life’s an Eskimo Pie, let’s take a bite.”

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