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)

Kit Harington / Sara Bareilles, S44-E17

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John and vintage SNL connoisseur Andrew Dick discuss the unexpected return of Adam Sandler, Kyle Mooney's awkward pubescent peacocking, tenuous TV Funhouse revival theories, exceptional pre-tape production values, and divisive Theresa May sympathy pieces.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Alex's Dumbo movie review & Heidi's zombie seduction.

  • Best sketch: Nephew Pageant

  • MVP: Alex Moffat

  • Rating: 8 (great)

Idris Elba / Khalid, S44-E15

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John and Steve discuss the relatability of technological impairment, Cecily Strong as queen of train-wreck women, Khalid's "doin' it" background music, Pete Davidson speaking his truth, Leslie Jones physical comedy misfires, and when ten-to-ones get karate-chopped in half.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Kenan's "Live from…" misfire & Pete calls out Catholicism.

  • Best sketch: Powerpoint & Soccer Broadcast

  • MVP: Kenan Thompson

  • Rating: 6 (decent)