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The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

10 First-Time 'SNL' Hosts We'd Like to See

It doesn't matter whether it's an Oscar-winning actor or an athlete with no comedy experience – if you're willing to unapologetically look like an idiot on live television, chances are you're going to be a good SNL host. First-timers can go either way; in Louis C.K.'s case it's blowing a ram horn while yelling "ZOOOOG!" but for greener hosts like Kevin Hart, the heat of the experience can result in too many flubbed lines and nervous asides that chip away at an episode's momentum. As religious SNL fans, we kept that in mind while brainstorming which newbie hosts we'd be most excited to see grace the 8H stage.

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10 'SNL' Hosts We'd Like To See Again

What’s in an SNL host, really? Judging by the names on this list, a lot. SNL is a well-oiled machine at this point – regardless of who’s hosting – but a fun and memorable host can work wonders to breathe life into the show. As Splitsider’s resident SNL historians, we decided to look back on some of our favorite hosts from over the years and compile a list of ones we’re particularly jonesing to see make a comeback.

We gave ourselves a few guidelines. Firstly, no one who has hosted the show in the past three years (no hard feelings, Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy). We also tried to [...]