This offering did not have that same monumental feel to as Will Ferrell's last hosting stint -- even though there were guest appearances by Will Forte, Ana Gasteyer, Liam Neeson, Justin Bieber, Michael Bolton, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm and Justin Timberlake.
There was no real clear winner this week when you factor in just how much airtime Eli Manning received. So, how about a bold winner in honor of a bold sketch?
Eli Manning wasn't as good as Peyton, but he certainly wasn't terrible. Let's go with the word "serviceable" for Manning -- a word that's a bit too strong when describing the overall quality of this week's show.
If Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg really are leaving at the end of the season, it appears that the Greatest Hits tour is already in full swing.
Josh Brolin seemed to be a bit of an afterthought. For whatever reason, Brolin stepped out of the way and let the cast shine -- which resulted in one of the best shows of the season.
We have a new participant in the Relevancy Poll. Sure, it's more work for me, but we're glad to have you, Kate McKinnon. And you know what? For her fi...
Sofia Vergara sure does like to yell. And she's quite talented at doing so. She was better than expected, if, for no other reason, the show put her in easy situations.
Just five shows remain in what will forever be known as "The Kristen Wiig Era." Sure, "SNL" isn't in any danger of being cancelled; but being irrelevant is perhaps a fate even worse than death for this show.
For those wanting a respite from today's low, "in-your-face" brand of comedy, here are a few tried-and-true classics featuring these top screen comediennes. These special ladies made us laugh -- and feel smart -- at the same time.
There are only five new shows remaining in this season and of "SNL" as we currently know it. There's no doubt that major cast changes are coming, so, hopefully this current lineup can put together one last surge of great shows.
"SNL" is off for the next three weeks ... and there did seem to be a vibe in the air that the cast couldn't wait for their vacation to begin. There was not even one must-see sketch.
Friends with Kids is never as funny as I wanted it to be -- but I'm starting to think that few films can be. It's a smart romantic comedy that should amuse both halves of the couples who see it on date night.
It's almost if the female cast members had to give up lines to Lindsay Lohan. Regardless, on a show that was this underwhelming, to say the least, perhaps there really are no winners.
Jon Hamm showed up as the emergency host, which only made me really wish that Jon Hamm was actually hosting. Also, explain to me again why Jon Hamm didn't host this week?
There really were not a lot of opportunities for quality airtime during Maya Rudolph's reign as SNL host. (A show, I should add, that I ranked as the third best of the season.)