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Saturday Night Live had a huge season — what did they do with it?

The Verge Saturday, 20 May 2017
Saturday Night Live had a huge season — what did they do with it?The Hollywood Reporter published an oral history of Saturday Night Live’s “yuuuge year” this week, filling in the backstory of its most popular sketches, monologues, casting choices, and brushes with controversy. The piece is a celebration, accompanied by an elaborate photo spread: glamour shots of each major player in costume, and a group shot with Alec Baldwin seated at the center, chowing down on that “beautiful” chocolate cake Trump recalls so vividly from the moment he was bombing Syria.

This season of Saturday Night Live was big, unsurprising at first, as the show always sees a boost in ratings during an election year. But when Trump was elected, there was no post-election dip. By February it was clear that this would be SNL’s...
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News video: 'Saturday Night Live' Caps Strong Comeback Season

'Saturday Night Live' Caps Strong Comeback Season 00:35

Saturday evening NBC's sketch comedy Saturday Night Live finished what has been a stellar comeback season with a bang. The season finale was hosted by Dwayne The Rock Johnson and the cast performances and the writing did not disappoint. The finale opened as it has become common this season with the...

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