Vintage: Carrie Fisher / The Blues Brothers, S4-E6

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John and his guest, improv and sketch impresario Dave Buckman, discuss childhood SNL indoctrination, the full Ego experience, the full Blues Brothers experience, the full SNL staff experience, when comedy is provocative for provocitive's sake, and profound takes on Mr. Bill.

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Notes

  • Best moment: The Blues Brothers arrive and explode into Soul Man.

  • Best sketch: Beach Blanket Bimbo from Outer Space

  • MVP: Dan Aykroyd

  • Rating: 10 (classic)

Season 44 "Cut for Time" Sketches

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John is joined by comedian, impressionist and SNL hopeful, Matthew Hawkins to discuss Matt's latest SNL audition as well as which of Saturday Night Live's officially released, unaired Season 44 "cut for time" sketches was the "best of the rest".

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Notes

  • Best of the rest: New Cast Member (written by Sudi Green, Fran Gillespie and Kyle Mooney)

Season 44 Postseason Extravaganza!

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John and Andrew discuss Season 44's unexpectedly exceptional host bookings, Season 45 cast speculation, Cecily as "the glue", capitalizing on SNL's live nature, writers room brain-drain, risk-averse producers, featured player report cards, and the allure YouTube algorithms.

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Notes

  • Moment of the season: Macro-dosed Dumbo review & Chris Farley tribute.

  • Best live sketch: Romano Tours & Westminster Daddy Show

  • Best pre-tape: The Actress & House Hunters

  • Best Weekend Update feature: Film Critic Terry Fink's Spring Movie Review & Every Teen Girl Murder Suspect on Law & Order

  • MVP: Anna Drezen & Cecily Strong

  • Best episode: Liev Schreiber / Li'l Wayne & Halsey

  • Best host: Emma Thompson & Adam Sandler

  • Rating: 6 (decent)