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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Carey Mulligan Kicks the Drama Into HyperspaceThe Oscar nominee gets lots of opportunity to play in a wide variety of sketch conceits, and makes good use of it.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Daniel Kaluuya Wants You … VaxxedDespite some of his best sketches being cut for time, Kaluuya proves a steady presence throughout an often wobbly episode.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Maya Rudolph Channels Spring and Beyoncé’s Wet HeadRudolph brought her signature confidence and ongoing willingness to look ridiculous to 8H, along with some inevitable impressions.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Nick Jonas Dreams of Post-COVID LifePulling double duty as host and musical guest, Nick Jonas keeps things moving while making apparent where his primary talents lie.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Regé-Jean Page, Gladly Seducing AmericaThe Bridgerton hottie is charmingly game and gets plenty of room to play within an ensemble-centric episode.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Regina King Is Horny for CornyWhether she’s going big or grounding the comedic absurdity of others, King gets ample opportunity to show off her incredible combination of talents.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Dan Levy Scores a Football HoleLevy seems unfazed and at home in an SNL debut that lets him stretch his comedic muscles beyond the confines of David Rose.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: John Krasinski Is a Bowl of Warm Chicken SoupBy doing exactly what’s expected of him, the first-time host anchors an affable, if unremarkable, return episode.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Kristen Wiig Comes Home for ChristmasThe SNL pro brings tidings of comfort and joy to the last live show of an exceptionally tough year.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Timothée Chalamet Finds His WayChalamet is ready to indulge his goofy side in an episode that backs off on the celebrity guests in favor of highlighting the main cast.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jason Bateman Is Ready and SteadyIn his return as host, Bateman proves himself a solid SNL utility player, ready to play anyone from Santa to musical guest Morgan Wallen.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Chappelle Is a UnifierIn a lopsided but satisfying episode, Dave Chappelle meets the post-election moment as only he can.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Mulaney Hearts NYJohn Mulaney continues his hosting streak with a show that strikes a nice balance between electoral politics and sheer escapism.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Hello Again, AdeleWhether as a vengeful ghost or a noxious version of herself, Adele has a great time playing — and memorably breaking — on the SNL stage.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Rae of LightFirst-time host Issa Rae seems at home on the SNL stage, in an episode that blends relatable material with some sharper-than-usual satire.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Bill Burr Divides the RoomAn episode that plays to the host’s strengths is all about who’s allowed to say what, and when they’re allowed to say it.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Rock SteadyAs a seasoned SNL alum, Chris Rock was a smart choice for a premiere that strived for a sense of normalcy amid very unusual circumstances.
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    The 13 Best SNL Sketches of Season 45Rounding up the funniest moments from the weirdest season of the NBC series.
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    Saturday Night Live Season-Finale Recap: SNL Dreams of Life Outside QuarantineKristen Wiig, Alec Baldwin, Martin Short, and more join the SNL cast to send off a season that was like no other, for better and worse.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: At-Home ImprovementSNL is proving that the At-Home experiment can work, with a little extra polish and strong cameos from Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd, and Adam Sandler.
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    Saturday Night Live At Home Recap: No-Contact ComedySure, it wasn’t live, but much of the joy of this episode is the fact that it happened at all.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Elizabeth Warren Upstages Daniel CraigCraig breaks the Bond mold with childlike glee, but the moment of the night belongs to a visiting politician.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: John Mulaney Sings Songs of Sad Airport SushiFittingly, with John Mulaney hosting and David Byrne as musical guest, SNL once again indulges its musical side.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Come Through, RuPaulThe Queen of Drag’s first hosting appearance allows the writers use all the colors in the crayon box.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: J.J. Watt Isn’t Wood, But He Isn’t The Rock, EitherThe NFL star sticks to the script and so do the writers, primarily casting him as a footballer, a lunkhead, or a lunkhead footballer.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Adam Driver Chills and KillsReturning for his third hosting gig in four years, the Oscar nominee exudes old-pro energy.
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    SNL Recap: Eddie Murphy Is Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat, and Entirely HimselfThis was the triumphant return both Murphy and his fans were hoping for.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Scarlett Johansson Is More Naughty Than NiceAn assortment of holiday sketches gives ScarJo the opportunity to indulge her affinity for broad, goofy humor.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jennifer Lopez Brings the HustleJ.Lo’s return to the SNL stage gives the multihyphenate something to do in nearly every sketch, and she reliably delivers.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Dems Debate as Will Ferrell Crushes on Ryan ReynoldsFerrell enters the Five-Timers Club with old-pro energy, keeping every sketch he’s a part of afloat, even those that really shouldn’t work.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Harry Styles Is the Dog Now, ManHazza’s first gig as host and musical guest finds him ready, willing, and able to play the fool.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Kristen Stewart Is Ready to Give It to HitlerStewart’s return to Studio 8H forgoes references to her film work in favor of a bunch of original premises.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Second ChanceChance the Rapper makes a solid return to the dual role of host and musical guest, assisted by some unexpected drop-ins and a bit of unpredictability.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: David Harbour Makes a Real Good GrouchThe Stranger Things actor gets a chance to show off his comic range in a solid episode that prioritizes fun premises and ensemble dynamics.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Can Do No WrongAs host, the Fleabag creator excels on all counts, both playing well with others and proving endearing and funny while onstage alone.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Woody Harrelson Walks a Mile in Biden’s LoafersA reliably affable and game Harrelson guides SNL through a mostly by-the-book season premiere.
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    Predicting How SNL Will Cast the 2020 Presidential HopefulsWe have some ideas.
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    10 of Leslie Jones’s Best SNL SketchesWe’ll miss her very much.
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    SNL’s Aidy Bryant Is the Only Sarah Huckabee Sanders We’ll MissIt wasn’t the best role to play, but Bryant gave it her all.
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    The 12 Best SNL Sketches of Season 44From “Bodega Bathroom” to Abraham H. Parnassus, here are the standout moments from this season.
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    SNL Season Finale Recap: Paul Rudd Charms Even While Being Head-HumpedThe endlessly affable and reliably funny Rudd helps close out the show’s 44th season capably, if not particularly memorably.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Emma Thompson Slaps the TeacupA dauntless thesp, Emma Thompson had no nerves and no doubts in her SNL debut.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Adam Sandler Picks Up Right Where He Left OffNearly a quarter-century after his early departure from Studio 8H, Sandler brings a lived-in ease to his hosting debut.
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    10 of Adam Sandler’s Best Saturday Night Live SketchesFrom “The Denise Show” to Opera Man and beyond.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Emma Stone Is Pumped to Join the Four-Timers ClubEven with no projects to plug, Stone is comfortable enough in the SNL groove to show up and just do the work, and it pays off.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Kit Harington Disappoints GoT Fans and Gets NakedThe writers can’t resist indulging in a few Jon Snow gags, but also give Harington plenty to do outside of the Thrones references.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Sandra Oh Shines in Her Hosting DebutThe Killing Eve star has no problem indulging and amplifying her comic instincts for a series of funny, occasionally weird characters.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Idris Elba Hulks OutHost Idris Elba is ready to show off his comedy chops, but is given limited opportunity to do so in a mixed-bag episode.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: John Mulaney Makes His Own Bodega CatsTop to bottom, this is one of the best SNL episodes in a long time.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Don Cheadle Makes It Look EasyThe ever-versatile Cheadle pulls off his hosting debut with aplomb, but the writing doesn’t take full enough advantage of his comedic range.
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