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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Notes

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

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Vintage: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron, S1-E7

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John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Richard Pryor's masterful stand-up, Futaba's origin story, the spiritual predecessor of "White Like Me", inspired commercial parodies, the enduring relevance of "Word Association", and Weekend Update's long tradition of mad libs features.

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  • Best moment: Chevy's racial epithet
  • Best sketch: Spud Beer & Samurai Hotel
  • MVP: Richard Pryor
  • Rating: 6 (typical)

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Scarlett Johansson / Lorde, S42-E16

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Leslie Jones holding her own, Scarlett Johansson's rogue hair tassel, the reasonableness of Max the dog, being floored by Lorde, Al Franken's stunning return, and the polarizing act of adding sidekicks to recurring sketches.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Mikey Day's "O" face & Dog helmet ad-lib
  • Best sketch: Zoo Pornographer & Funeral Service
  • MVP: Mikey Day & Scarlett Johansson
  • Rating: 10 (classic)

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Octavia Spencer / Father John Misty, S42-E15

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss when cast members launch from SNL, Kate McKinnon as living site gag, low-rent bus transitions, Leslie Jones line-flub drinking games, Alex Moffat's fan-service/general awesomeness, Melissa doing Kate, and Beck's unsettling use of rouge.

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  • Full audio of comedian and impressionist Matthew Hawkins discussing his main-stage audition at SNL.
  • Best moment: Alex's Capri Sun face-mash & Melissa's Kate impression
  • Best sketch: Zoo-Opolis Voice Actors & Jeff Sessions Gump Cold Open
  • MVP: Alex Moffat
  • Rating: 7 (great/typical)

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