(And then, of course, there was Chadmas -- just as good, and it gave us the "Doink Doink.") Thanks be to Chad.
Episode date: November 4 New castmember Heidi Gardner was having somewhat of a quiet season until she hit the Weekend Update desk as Angel, "Every Boxer's Girlfriend From Every Movie About Boxing Ever." Her self-explanatory character stole that week's show, earning big laughs by endlessly threatening to take her kids to her sister's house -- and encouraging Colin Jost to take note in increasingly not-so-subtle ways. Episode date: March 4 Whether impersonating politicians or celebs, MVP Kate Mc Kinnon has been damn near perfect this year.
Episode date: February 4 The best part about this year's Super Bowl?
While the current White House has certainly provided the necessary fodder to help NBC's comedy powerhouse earn can't-miss-TV status, even the nonpolitical sketches have felt sharper.
In celebration of Episode date: February 4 When people wondered what Trump's travel ban would mean for US Customs, Beck Bennett's ruthlessly intense video editor provided the answers.
(Note: Live when host James Franco shot a mouthful of stage blood, mama bird-style, right into her mouth.
"You fucking traumatized me," she told Franco afterward.
Come Christmastime, it was hard not to wonder about the legitimacy of Saint Nick's Naughty List.
Take President Trump, for example: With at least 19 women accusing him of sexual misconduct, was he getting...Episode date: January 21 Aziz Ansari's episode quickly became a standout after airing, thanks in large part to the comedian's funny, sincere, and critical opening monologue. Alas, we get Alec Baldwin, reserved about having the gig, though undeniably good.The rest of the show came packed with no dearth of highlights, including this ever-relatable Episode date: November 11 Kyle's behind-the-scenes "relationship" with Leslie Jones, which continues to be one of this cast's best (and most elaborate) recurring jokes, finally caused some major drama this season. Many of this year's Trump cold opens have played like rehashed lists of headlines, but the above "People's Court" sketch allowed Baldwin to shine in a refreshingly absurd situation."Blood went in my mouth and then I threw up in my mouth and I had to swallow it so I wouldn't throw up on national fucking live TV." This was already a good sketch, but knowing that, Episode date: November 4 When Larry David's ad man sat down for this lifetime achievement award ceremony, he probably knew he was going to have to sit through a brief retrospective.What he probably didn't realize was how poorly the problematic refrains of his earliest campaigns were going to play.Episode date: September 30 Ryan Gosling played a real bad boy in this send-up of old-timey cinematic romance.