October 2018 Month in Review

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Mike Bloom and Mario Lanza—formerly of the SNL Funhouse podcast—discuss the highs and lows of Season 44's initial 3-episode run, with hosts: Adam Driver, Awkwafina and Seth Meyers.

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Notes

Seth Meyers / Paul Simon, S44-E3

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John and Steve—along with improv and sketch impresario Dave Buckman—discuss the Seth connection, assumed staged celebrity engagements, Seth as storyteller, porno-railing sex face, sketches that hit too close to home, Mulanian Cosby triumphs, and Heidi's chipmunk vocal effect.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Seth's sex face, Cosby's dance & Bayou Benny's roll call.

  • Best sketch: Beta Force, Jail Cellmate & Movie Talkback

  • MVP: Heidi Gardner & Kenan Thompson

  • Rating: 9 (great/great/classic)

Awkwafina / Travis Scott, S44-E2

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John and Steve discuss particularly mushy prosthetics, Travis Scott's otherworldly demeanour, rampant Auto-Tune nonsense, passionate Weekend Update outings, "peak" Eric and Donald Jr., misguided Leslie/Pete casting, outmoded women's roundtables, Li'l Bang-Bang's t-rex dance, and POV erotic pumpkin mode.

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Notes

  • Best moment: L'il Bang-Bang's t-rex dance & Todd's pumpkin-enticement.

  • Best sketch: Late Night Battle & Pumpkin Patch

  • MVP: Beck Bennett

  • Rating: 3 (weak/trainwreck)

Adam Driver / Kanye West, S44-E1

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John and Steve discuss player pronunciation mea culpas, cheap site-gag setups, Adam Driver's impressive comedic chops, when rehashed sketches surpass the original, Kanye West's media whore-ery, Pete Davidson revelling in his recent good fortune, and the latest obnoxious Kanye non-controversy.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Brett Kavanaugh's reading-face & Che questions Republicans' choice

  • Best sketch: Career Day

  • MVP: Micheal Che & Kate McKinnon

  • Rating: 8 (great)