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How did Melissa McCarthy Do Hosting the Latest SNL?

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This weekend featured the third new edition of Saturday Night Live in a row.  The latest outing was hosted by Melissa McCarthy (hosting for the 3rd time) with Musical Guest, Imagine Dragons.  The show was also the final episode featuring Seth Meyers as host of Weekend Update and head writer.  Rob Cesternino and Rich Tackenberg (@richtack) recap everything that was working and not working in the episode.

Plus, we have the debut of our Musical Guest correspondent, James Keast (@ExclaimEditor), to discuss the musical stylings of Imagine Dragons.

What Worked

  • Some Dumb Little Thing from CVS Valentine’s Day commercial
  • The pre-taped piece about February being Black History Month
  • The Women’s Group sketch according to Rich
  • The Guess That Phrase sketch according to Rob
  • The return of Stefan, Amy Poehler and Andy Samberg to Weekend Update to say goodbye to Seth Meyers

What Didn’t Work

  • The cold open featuring the stars of Broadway doing the Superbowl halftime show
  • The reprise of the Sheila Kelly character on the Delaware One news
  • The Living Exhibit at the art museum
  • The Girlfriends Talk Show
  • The Summer of Diane
  • Kyle Mooney’s latest outing talking to people at the Super Bowl pavilion at Times Square

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Watch This Week’s Sketches:

COLD OPEN: HALFTIME SPECTACULAR

MELISSA MONOLOGUE

VALENTINE’S DAY COMMERCIAL

DELAWARE ONE

WOMEN’S GROUP

GUESS THAT PHRASE

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