"Yeah, it's a blessed life."
The first-time host exploded into the studio like a Norse creature of myth.
Host Dakota Johnson did not seem comfortable.
And neither rushes nor drags.
It's synergy, baby!
He brought breathless, Sherman's March–style showmanship to every sketch.
But Kim Jong-un might not like this one.
His journey to SNL was unexpected, but it shouldn't have been.
They have a lot in common.
She crushed it.
Woody Harrelson handled each sketch like a comedy powerhouse.
When this episode was off, it was way off, but the best sketches were way better than last week's.
He's usually a safe bet.
Along with Kristen Wiig.
Unfortunately, Silverman's career trajectory since leaving the show is pretty much the opposite of how the episode she hosted went.
There are SNL episodes with a lot of cameos, and then there's last night's episode.
The qualities required to play Spider-Man are the same ones it takes to properly host Saturday Night Live.
This episode featured a weed sketch for the ages.
Nearly every sketch has her breaking into song.
The episode didn't always click, but it avoided being boring by a mile.
Or, at least, a host of her generation.
After a monthlong Olympic hiatus, this week's episode promised an evening of firsts.
And Seth Meyers says goodbye.
The Oscar nominee showed up with something to prove.
Endearing, awkward, and occasionally tedious.
A pair of SNL favorites save the show for the holidays.
Not John Goodman's best work.
And the return of some old friends.
Something in this host must have let the writers feel confident weaving out an episode of wall-to-wall wackiness.
The musician was game and goofy, sometimes to the point of distraction.
Kerry Washington's hosting gig came at both the most opportune and most awkward time.
It's nice to have a host you neither have to write towards nor write around.
Bruce Willis took us on a trip down memory lane.
Tina Fey gives her blessing to the new kids.
Entirely rehashed classic characters on parade.
Both helped him stay on the right side of funny.
It's hard to follow Melissa McCarthy.
Despite it being only her second time hosting.
For his fifth SNL hosting gig.
Sketch comedy's not his thing, but he is up for an Oscar.
But not in a creepy way.
A show that felt way better than it actually was.
One of the more unexpectedly great episodes of the season.
This week's episode felt a little familiar.
This week's challenge: Make an unfunny actor funny.
Anne Hathaway is merely endearing.
Louis C.K. provided some much-needed, genuinely comic relief.
Musician hosts have a tough job.
Her monologue might hold the honor for thinnest excuse for a musical number in the entire history of the show.
Sometimes dramatic actors don't make the best hosts.
And Kate McKinnon steals the show as Ann Romney.
And John Mayer showcases his funny faces during Frank Ocean's set.
After fronting the Rolling Stones for 50-some-odd years, he knows what he's doing.
For an SNL alum episode, this one was strangely dull.
Otherwise he's a little stiff.
Gotye short good, Trayvon Martin sketch uncomfortable.
Taran Killam's Andy Cohen impression good, Gilly bad.
Adam Grossman good, too many hits to the nuts bad.
Real Housewives of Disney.
Returning cast members continue their streak as stand-out hosts.
As per her image, she did nothing that made her seem unattractive or gross, a la Melissa McCarthy.
Lana Del Rey and Downton Abbey sketches good, over-recurred sketches bad.
Daniel Radcliffe's SNL debut!
Fake Barkley meets Shaq Barkley!
The best episode this season? Yes? The best episode in recent memory? Quite possibly!
Musical guest to guest host is a big jump.
Musical guest: Lady Antebellum
Baldwin does a mean Tony Bennett, Al Pacino.
You could have seen those impressions coming.
Watch the highlights!
And Fred Armisen mocks Mayor Bloomberg.
A consistently funny episode!
Plus, Johansson mocks Johansson, and Arcade Fire tries to be funny.
But he does kiss Jason Sudeikis.
Wiig as O'Donnell! Samberg in everything.
And a lot of flamboyant humor was attempted.
Watch some highlights.
Who's looking forward to season 36?
Betty White talked like a sailor on 'SNL' last night and it totally worked.
But she is precious.
And Ke$ha has costumes.
Where can we get a Brownie Husband?
Jude Law gave it his all in this lackluster episode.
The weird guy with the beard was great, but the rest of the cast couldn't keep pace.
She was better than expected as host, but the less said about her musical performances, the better.
Barkley was fine, but the night belonged to Alicia Keys.
What up with that?
Take that, Kanye!
She elicited nearly as many laughs from the crowd last night as she did gasps for her sexy attire.
He was so good that he made us forget January Jones! (Almost.)
Being nervous is forgiveable, but being unprepared? Not so much.
Lady Gaga dropped an S-bomb on last night's episode during a performance of "Paparazzi."
And the final performances of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.
Get ready for more Cookie!
George Ezra is the musical guest.
Watch out, Kate McKinnon.
If Fifty Shades were on HDTV.
"Is it Mikey Ritter?"
From the Eddie Murphy tribute to the Digital Short and more.
The whole thing seemed a quite deliberate meditation on mortality.