Last night’s three-and-a-half-hour 40th anniversary special of “Saturday Night Live” was absolutely not short on content. Hell, it wasn’t “short” on anything. As fun as some moments were, be it for nostalgia or timing, two actual new sketches rose above the rest.
“Celebrity Jeopardy” has always been a fan favorite and for good reason: Will Ferrell’s straight-man version of Alex Trebek is one of his most comical characters, and the talented cast’s ability to riff on various mockable celebrities make Trebek’s pain our pleasure. As for Weekend Update, everyone has their favorite host, but it would be hard to argue the consensus vote didn’t lie with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two talents so in demand we’ve got them hosting award shows in their spare time.
Throw in Jane Curtin for “Weekend Update” and add a rotating guest panel to “Celebrity Jeopardy,” and “SNL 40” has two bits all its own to celebrate. Check them out below, and then tell us what your favorite sketch was in the poll.