Melissa McCarthy / HAIM, S42-E20

John and Steve—along with our new youth and women's issues correspondent, Taylor Morgan—discuss how hosts can influence the show, Joan the mom plant, old people versus technology, Spicey's potential finale, Michael Che makeup mishaps, and the complexities of the SNL Cinematic Universe.

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  • Best moment: Joan's whirlwind tour, "Well, I don't know about that" & Lorne's aside
  • Best sketch: Kyle and Leslie
  • MVP: Kyle Mooney & Cecily Strong
  • Rating: 7 (great/typical/typical)

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Chris Pine / LCD Soundsystem, S42-E19

John and Steve—along with comedian Matthew Hawkins—discuss Chris Pine as song-and-dance man, DunkAroo fuelled 90s kids show nostalgia, synth fuelled 90s R&B nostalgia, LCD Soundsystem owning their look, Bobby channelling Farley, and a very, very heavy burtation tonight.

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  • Matthew Hawkins is a comedian and impressionist hailing from Toronto Ontario. Connect with Matt on Twitter: @theMimicHawkins
  • YouTube video of Serene Branson's on-air "heavy burtation" incident.
  • Best moment: Bobby's lip-sync dance, Rockapella sings & Sasheer as the chief
  • Best sketch: The House, SWAT Recon & Auto Shop
  • MVP: LCD Soundsystem dancing guy & Bobby Moynihan
  • Rating: 5 (typical/weak/typical)

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Jimmy Fallon / Harry Styles, S42-E18

John and Steve—along with their special guest, comedian Eric Schwartz—discuss Jimmy Fallon's comedy-free monologue party, in-studio Travolta switcharoos, the reinvention of Harry Styles as a solo artist, the polarizing comedy stylings of Bruce Chandling, and the millennial whoop.

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  • Eric Schwartz is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, musician and innovative content creator. Connect with Eric at: ericschwartzlive.com
  • Best moment: Fallon plays both Travoltas, Film extra makes the shot & Fat catchy hook
  • Best sketch: Turtle Shirt, Take Me Back & Before the Show
  • MVP: Harry Styles, Vanessa Bayer & Cecily Strong
  • Rating: 7 (great/typical/typical)

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Louis C.K. / The Chainsmokers, S42-E17

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Trump supporter mental gymnastics, Louie's beautiful doe-eyes, the stupidity of Twitter activism, Steve's intense hatred of Mikey Day, Dodo's fatal lack of judgement, Tig Notaro's Clown Service, and lovable hairy creatures.

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  • Best moment: Dodo the clown accepts his fate
  • Best sketch: Birthday Clown
  • MVP: Louis C.K.
  • Rating: 9 (great/classic)

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