Publication date January 10, 2023

The Best SNL Skits of 2022 That Made Us ROFL!

2022 was a rather great year for Saturday Night Live. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Chris Redd, Melissa Villasenor, and Aristotle Athari all left the show after Season 47, making it the most significant cast change in the program's history. In addition to the introduction of new stars including Michael Longfellow, Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, and Devon Walker, Season 48 was marked by the heartbreaking loss of longtime cast member Cecily Strong midway through the season. Several interesting first-time hosts appeared, including former cast member Will Forte, comedian Jerrod Carmichael, rapper Jack Harlow, and Catwoman herself, Zo Kravitz.

Let's review the finest skits from Saturday Night Live. 

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Coronavirus, MacGruber

There's nothing sweeter than seeing a former Saturday Night Live cast member hosting on their own turf. With co-stars like Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Andy Samberg, Will Forte's first time hosting the programme was not to be missed. He brought back his hilarious parody of MacGyver, the handyman MacGruber, much to everyone's pleasure. In addition, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe reprised their roles as Vicki and Piper, respectively, from the film and television adaptations of MacGruber. MacGruber! He is lost in a maze of alt-right lore and conspiracy theories. MacGruber!

The Origin of Chloe

Another series based on actual events seems to premiere every week. There's "The Dropout," "The Watcher," and "The Staircase" among others. However, the Netflix show Inventing Anna, starring Julia Garner as con artist Anna Delvey, stands apart from the pack for a number of reasons. Chloe Fineman, an accomplished impressionist, mocks the series by dressing and speaking like Jennifer Garner's character Delvey did in an episode and strolling through Studio 8H. While everyone else is at a loss, Chloe is very clear about her intentions.

Lady in Waiting!

Zoe Kravitz absolutely slayed her first hosting gig this year. The star of Batman, known for more serious roles, showed she can lighten up and make people laugh when she needed to. As the exuberant Maid of Honor for her closest friend Tanya, Sarah, showed off her comedic timing (Cecily Strong). Tanya and Sarah were glowing with happiness as they recalled some of their most treasured memories from their years of friendship, but the groom, Kyle Mooney, was genuinely upset by all the controversy-laced disclosures about his new bride. Who knew she was responsible for so many acts of bigotry?

Patio Action

When Zo Kravitz was the host, Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Josh, a socially awkward teenage male. Even though Josh only intended to deliver Cassie's (Kravitz) calculator, the evening took a very passionate turn when she asked him to remain and swing with her on her porch. Josh is at a loss as to how to act around the Hilary Duff of his algebra class, so he contacts his even nerdier best pal Jason (Aidy Bryant) for (inept) guidance.

Mother's Day

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actor Benedict Cumberbatch was one of the better hosts this year because he was unafraid to let his goofier side shine through. He was Aidy Bryant's happy husband in the role of the archetypal mother who is swamped with Mother's Day wooden signs with more detailed and offensive sayings. It's always entertaining to see Bryant's disturbed reaction to the signage they've made especially for wine. "It looks like wine time. Another sign reads, "I really adore watching the sun rise," prompting her to ask, "Is it insinuating that I'm getting drunk at dawn?"

For the record, Mr. Dooley

A lot of beloved regulars left the show towards the end of Season 47, so it was a bittersweet farewell. And this sketch was a big reason why the programme was so much joy to watch. Natasha Lyonne aced her first hosting gig and showed she could handle anything. She portrays Mr. Dooley, the chauvinist and racist boss of three ladies (Heidi Gardner, Cecily Strong, and Ego Nwodim) who have had enough of him and his improper conduct in this spoof of 9 to 5 and Weekend at Bernie's. One of them shoots him, and they quickly try to make him look alive so that the others won't suspect anything (Kyle Mooney and Fred Armisen). Have you ever seen one of those skits when you can just tell the actors are having a blast? That's what this sketch is: a quick idea. It's best if you could suppress a chuckle.

The Cold Open of the Last Encounter

Kate McKinnon, who has earned an Emmy, has provided us with numerous memorable characters who fall beyond the norm. Miss Rafferty, the woman who is frequently questioned by the Pentagon about her extraterrestrial abduction stories, is one of her most famous creations. Rafferty's abduction experience seems to be the opposite of the universally positive ones that other abductees report having. Things became emotional and nasty in the Season 47 finale as McKinnon gave a last performance in her alien abductee role.

Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

Have you ever had a fantastic concept for a film but felt awkward bringing it up in social situations? Jack Harlow's Jesse empathises with you. He chooses not to keep his idea for a Pixar movie to himself and instead shares it at his AA meeting. Harlow’s timing and deadpan delivery of the toss-away phrase, “I drank lately, by the way” is one of the funniest moments of the year. What do you think? Wouldn't Jason Bateman be perfect as the nerdy, hilarious briefcase?

Christmas Carol

The presenting team of Martin Short and Steve Martin was fantastic this year. But when it comes to these two comedic greats, should we be surprised? The most memorable aspect of the holiday programme was the macabre take on the beloved Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. At long last, Scrooge (Short) is ready to let his guard down and celebrate the holiday spirit after years of being a miserable grouch. Scrooge thought he was being helpful by giving a boy (Sarah Sherman) in need a penny, but he was unprepared for the turmoil that ensued. Suddenly, this immaculate paradise become a scene of intense fighting. Immediate inclusion in the SNL holiday special is required.

Which of these was your favourite of the season last year?

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