Emma Thompson / Jonas Brothers, S44-E20

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John and his guest, improv and sketch impresario Dave Buckman, discuss John's season finale news/gloating, Meet the Press misfires, dress rehearsal insights, Leslie and Pete performance growth, accurate diaper blowout depictions, and the triumphant return of Bailey Gismert.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Emma Thompson slaps the cup & diaper blowout.

  • Best sketch: Chopped & The Perfect Mother

  • MVP: Emma Thompson & Heidi Gardner

  • Rating: 6 (decent)

Adam Sandler / Shawn Mendes, S44-E19

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John and Steve—along with Andrew Dick of That Week in SNL—discuss season finale NYC podcast plans, Adam Sandler's successful self-deprecation, realistic vacation expectations, uninspired cast indulgences, touching Chris Farley tributes, and Steve's severe puncture wound.

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Notes

  • Best moment: "I didn't finish, but I am done." & Chris Farley tribute.

  • Best sketch: Romano Tours & Rectix

  • MVP: Adam Sandler

  • Rating: 7 (decent/decent/great)

Emma Stone / BTS, S44-E18

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John and Steve discuss Michael Keaton as Julian Assange, the fashion fragility of SNL writers, Leslie nailing Whoopi, packaging up Melissa's quirks, Kenan transcending 80's music video spoofs, inspired Julio/Bowen pre-tapes, and the return of John's favourite production gag.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Kenan discovers the mess & Aunt Becky reveal.

  • Best sketch: The Actress

  • MVP: Emma Stone & Cecily Strong

  • Rating: 6 (decent)