• I'm not afraid to say it, John Mulaney's SNL episode is the best of s44. The cold open was normal, but the host's monologue (a taste of Mulaney's stand-up) was perfectly timed, just like the rest of the episode. The quality of writing called back to the era of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Andy Samberg; the more recent golden era of SNL. Props to John Mulaney, the cast and crew, and especially Pete Davidson, who proved he was back at full strength this week.

    (Last little thing: Kate McKinnon up until recently has been a stone cold performer, which has been great, but it's honestly heartwarming to see her break sometimes. It makes me laugh so much!)