Charles Barkley 'SNL' Monologue (VIDEO)

01/08/2012 10:56 am ET

Charles Barkley returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend, and he kicked things off with a self-aware opening monologue that featured more jokes about himself than anyone else. Not that he didn't take the occasional swipe at his NBA brethren.

After a crack about both his own gambling and the improbability of his hosting the sketch show again, Barkley tackled the NBA strike with signature bravado.

I'm so happy the NBA strike is over. The strike was complicated; it had so many sides to it. But in a nutshell, the problem is ever since I left, the NBA's been crap and everybody's broke. The end.

After that he moved onto a few cracks about his highly publicized Weight Watchers partnership, which led to a playfully pointed swipe at friend Michael Jordan, followed by a graphic for Barkley's new Ann Taylor line of clothing.

Check out Barkley's full monologue above and let us know what you thought of his episode in the comments.

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