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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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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Halsey Does It AllThe alt-pop singer pulls double duty as host and proves herself well-suited to the comedic rhythms of sketch comedy.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: James McAvoy Wants Everyone to Take a Deep BreethMcAvoy’s range of personalities and highly competent accents is a bright light throughout a steady, if not inspired, episode.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Rachel Brosnahan Meets the Raunchiest Miss RitaThe Mrs. Maisel star has comedy chops, but this episode doesn’t give her a lot of good material.
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    The 10 Best Saturday Night Live Sketches of 2018Rounding up our favorite musical parodies, recurring sketches, and delightfully bizarre original characters of the year.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Matt Damon’s Best and Worst SketchesThree cheers for the Westminster Daddy Show!
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jason Momoa Strips for ScroogeThe Aquaman star’s charming glee buoys an otherwise uneven episode.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: The Best and Worst Claire Foy SketchesThe Crown and First Man star Claire Foy holds her own in her SNL hosting debut.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Steve Carell Mocks Jeff Bezos and TrumpAnd The Office star teases a potential revival with his former Dunder Mifflin coworkers.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Liev Schreiber Has a Case of the GigglesEven the Ray Donovan star is “a little surprised” to be hosting.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jonah Hill Earns His Five-Timers’ JacketThe return of Adam Grossman never disappoints.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Seth Meyers Has a Question for Kanye and TrumpThe former SNL head writer returns in a strong, goofy episode.
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    Seth Meyers’s Best Saturday Night Live Writing and PerformancesAhead of his hosting debut this weekend, take a walk down Seth Meyers memory lane.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Why Didn’t Awkwafina Rap?The Crazy Rich Asians star hosts a hit-and-miss episode.
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    SNL Recap: Are You Ready for a Lot of Brett Kavanaugh Jokes?Adam Driver hosts SNL’s 44th season premiere, but Matt Damon’s surprise cameo stole the show.
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    Who Will Host the 2018 SNL Season Premiere?We have a few guesses.
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    The Best Maya Rudolph–Fred Armisen SNL SketchesFrom “Prince Show” to “Club Traxx.”
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    Why Saturday Night Live’s Guest Stars Win So Many EmmysFrom Justin Timberlake to Betty White to Dave Chappelle.
  47. The 100 TV Comedies Everyone Should WatchFrom the classics to the total weirdos.
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    Saturday Night Live Season-Finale Recap: Tina Fey Returns to 30 RockThe former head writer and Weekend Update host comes back for a funny, satisfying victory lap.
  49. Robin Williams Broke Robert De Niro’s Nose and 9 More Stories from His BiographyIncluding a play with Steve Martin.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Amy Schumer Keeps It LightThe ‘I Feel Pretty’ star helped the cast deliver a perfectly palatable Mother’s Day episode.
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