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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Notes

  • 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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Tina Fey / Nicki Minaj, S43-E21

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John and Steve discuss Soprano-inspired cold opens, tongue-in-cheek celebrity-infused monologues, space-saving trick doors, Morning Joe wearing thin, Tina Fey's delusions of grandeur, Weekend Update sticking the landing, Sarah Palin musical misfires, the high-stakes drama of Chicago's improv scene, and solid cut-for-time sketches.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Fred Armisen wastes screen-time & Mikey Day at the trick door
  • Best sketch: Pervert Hunters & Royal Wedding
  • MVP: Alex Moffat & Mickey Day
  • Rating: 6 (decent)

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Minisode: Tales from the Standby Line

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John talks with SNL standby line-dwellers live from Rockefeller Center.

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Amy Schumer / Kacey Musgraves, S43-E20

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John and Steve discuss comedy crushes, John's New York gentleman's intermission, Amy Schumer's vivacious monologue, the true burden of motherhood, Trump's pretty good week, Melissa McCarthy's most mothery of mothers, and the glorious return of Sheila Sovage.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Melissa McCarthy's use of space & The Day You Were Born's closing title
  • Best sketch: The Day You Were Born
  • MVP: Amy Schumer
  • Rating: 8 (decent/classic)

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