Vintage: Andrew Dice Clay / The Spanic Boys & Julee Cruise, S15-E19

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John and special crossover-cast collaborator Andrew Dick—That Week in SNL—discuss "Diceman" as satire, Dunn-fostered media circuses, the Lovitz/Dunn kerfuffle, the folly of "bleeping" sketch-reliant innuendo, greaser-guido-goomba overload, and It's A Wonderful Life-esque speculative SNL fan-fiction.

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  • Best moment: Frank Zappa rants & Annoying Man pops a zit

  • Best sketch: Guardian Devil

  • MVP: Jon Lovitz

  • Rating: 5 (weak/decent)

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Vintage: Pierce Brosnan / Destiny's Child, S26-E18

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John and his guest, Dave Buckman, discuss post-911 comedic tone shifts, Beyoncé's inevitable superstardom, missed recurring-sketch opportunities, Horatio Sanz' sketch saving abilities, Tracy Morgan in his prime, optimally-funny trident stabs, and the fearlessness of Tina Fey.

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  • Best moment: Scott Jergensen challenges Mr. Tarkanian & Tatiana makes a balloon animal
  • Best sketch: Evil Boss
  • MVP: Horatio Sanz
  • Rating: 10 (classic)

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Season 43 "Cut for Time" Sketches

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John and Steve review all of Saturday Night Live's officially released, unaired Season 43 "cut for time" sketches to determine which one was the "best of the rest".

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Season 43 Postseason Extravaganza!

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John and Steve discuss Baldwin as perpetual Trump, Jost and Che's performance as head writers, SNL's celebrity-cameo fatigue, Ariana Grande slumming-it with Pete Davidson, the state of the featured players, season 43's newbie frontrunner and MVP, as well as the season's best moments, sketches, episodes and hosts.

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  • Best moment: Colin Jost's S-bomb & Angel's iPhone 4S
  • Best live sketch: Family Dinner—Shrek & Family Feud: Harvey Family Thanksgiving
  • Best pre-tape: The Race & Fresh Prince
  • Best Weekend Update feature: Hope Hicks's Resignation & Pete Davidson on Staten Island
  • MVP: Alex Moffat & Cecily Strong
  • Rating: 7 (great/decent)

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