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'SNL' Preview: Will Louis C.K. Revive Lincoln Sketch? (Video)

The comedian returns to host Saturday's episode.

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Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. returns to Saturday Night Live this week after making his hosting debut in November 2012.

C.K.'s episode presented one of the best sketches of the season, with the comedian playing President Abraham Lincoln in the style of FX's Louie.

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There's a lot C.K. and SNL could tackle during his return. Here are four things to watch for, plus select videos from his previous episode.

Lincoln?

Don't hold your breath for this one. SNL alum Seth Meyers wrote the sketch and has since moved on to Late Night, and the sketch feels like a lightning in a bottle sort of thing. But with C.K.'s FX comedy Louie returning May 5 after a 19-month hiatus, it'd make sense to acknowledge the show somehow. Maybe (just maybe) C.K. could tackle another president. Teddy Roosevelt?

Fresh Stand-up

Last time he hosted, C.K. delivered a fresh monologue based on the current hot topic of the day -- Hurricane Sandy. Delivering five fresh minutes of stand-up was likely a badge of honor for the hard-working comedian. Look for him to repeat that this week.

Kimye Vogue Cover

Vogue's decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of its April issue was controversial, and has already inspired high-profile parodies. SNL has increasingly been calling upon Jay Pharoah to whip out his Kanye impression, even when the news didn't necessarily warrant it. This one's a no-brainer.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

SNL can't mock the tragedy multiple nations are working to bring a resolution to, but it could mock the extensive coverage that has made cable networks the target of media critics, while at least one local network got in hot water for an insensitive promo for its coverage.

Check back after the show full recap and videos from Louis C.K.'s Saturday Night Live return.

SNL airs at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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