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)