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Rob Cesternino and Rich Tackenberg get together to recap Season 39 of Saturday Night Live.
Who Had the Best and Worst Years in the SNL Cast?
Rob and Rich go through the Saturday Night Live cast and talk about which of the cast members excelled and struggled in Season 39.
Big Years: Kate McKinnon, Keenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Jay Pharoah
Down Years: Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jon Milheiser, Noel Welles, Brooks Whelan
Check our Erik Voss breakdown of each cast member’s contributions to Season 39 at Splitsider.com
Rich Tackenberg gives his Awards for Saturday Night Live Achievement in Season 39
Favorite live sketch: Mornin’ Miami – Miley Cyrus
Honorable Mentions: Scandal – Lena Dunham, Baby Boss – Louis C.K.
Best game show: New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire? – Tina Fey
Honorable Mentions: Celebrity Family Feud – Jimmy Fallon
Best talk show: How’s He Doing? – Kerry Washington
Best music video: Let’s Do It In My Twin Bed – Jimmy Fallon
Honorable Mentions: What Does My Girl Say? – Kerry Washington, Boy Dance Party – Bruce Willis, We Did Stop – Miley Cyrus
Best commercial parody: 24-Hour Energy For Dating Actresses – Bruce Willis
Honorable Mentions: Some Dumb Little Thing From CVS – Melissa McCarthy, The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders – Edward Norton, Jos. A. Bank – Louis C.K.
Best Weekend Update Character: Jebediah Atkinson – Lady Gaga
Runners Up: Black Santa Claus – John Goodman, Drunk Uncle – John Goodman, Frank Medina (Cop who arrested Bieber) – Jonah Hill, Oy-la Poylotsky – Jonah Hill
Best cold open: Kerry Washington Plays All Black Women
Honorable Mentions: Gravity / Goverment Shutdown – Bruce Willis
Best monologue: Louis C.K.
Best last live sketch of the night: Baby It’s Cold Outside – Jimmy Fallon
Honorable Mentions: Donnellys – John Goodman, Lambor-tini (porn stars) – Jonah Hill
Best celebrity cameo: Leonardo DiCaprio – Jonah Hill Monologue
5 Ways to Fix SNL Season 40 – from Rich T’s blog