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    The Story Behind Saturday Night Live’s Weezer SketchTalking with Eli Coyote Mandel, Steven Castillo, and Alan Linic about writing the sketch that launched a thousand new Weezer debates.
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    How ‘GP Yass’ Broke New Ground on SNLTalking with SNL writers James Anderson and Bowen Yang about their very silly sketch and teaching Lorne Michaels about drag culture.
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    How SNL’s Surreal ‘House Hunters’ Sketch Came TogetherTalking with SNL co-head writer Kent Sublette about the delightfully weird Liev Schreiber–Leslie Jones HGTV parody.
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    How a Kenan Thompson SNL Impression Comes TogetherOn this week’s Good One podcast, Kenan Thompson and his longtime SNL collaborator discuss creating characters out of impressions.
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    The Story Behind Chris Redd and Pete Davidson’s ‘Trees’ SNL SketchTalking with cast member Chris Redd about the sketch that got cut off during the latest live SNL broadcast.
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    The Story Behind Kate McKinnon’s Debette Goldry SNL CharacterTalking with writer Anna Drezen about one of SNL’s best recurring characters.
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    The Story Behind Adam Driver’s Oil Baron SNL SketchTalking with the freshman writer behind a highlight of the season 44 premiere.
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    An Oral History of ‘David Pumpkins’The story of Saturday Night Live’s most improbable breakout character.
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    Why Horatio Sanz Broke So Much During Saturday Night Live SketchesOne of the silliest SNL cast members ever reveals how there was a reason behind his mid-sketch laughing.
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    Lena Dunham on Her Faux-PSA Hillary Clinton Rap“I liked the idea of a well-meaning white girl who thinks she’s helping the election by exposing her body and writing thoughtless rap music.”
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    Keegan-Michael Key’s 11 Favorite Sketches From Key & Peele’s Final SeasonPlus, find out what the names of the valets were.
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    Mike O’Brien on His Jay Z and Oprah Sketches“This dorky, sweet Midwest guy has none of the coolness that Jay Z and Oprah have in everything they say and do.”
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    How SNL Got Larry David to Play Bernie Sanders“He could have been lazy about it and it would have worked incredibly well, but he was all over it.”
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    The Story Behind Saturday Night Live’s Spot-On Oscars So White Parody“It was, like, pitched to me by the news.”
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    SNL Alien Sketch Writers on Making Gosling Break“Lorne gave us a million high-fives.”
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    Simon Rich Picks His 9 Fave Obscure SNL Sketches“It just squeaked by dress rehearsal.”