Having already reviewed how TVLine readers ranked the first nine episodes, we’re taking it upon ourselves to rank the very best sketches that the late-night comedy series had to offer during the months of September-December. Our list features appearances by guest hosts Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Claire Foy, as well as an Empire-inspired political satire, a nightmarish House Hunters parody and a message from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Excluded from our ranking are any monologues or Weekend Update segments, which aren’t technically sketches. In other words, don’t expect to find Steve Carell’s Office reunion, or Damon’s heartfelt monologue about how he watched SNL with his father.
Saturday Night Live Season 44 resumes on Saturday, Jan. 19 (with host Rachel Brosnahan). In the meantime, peruse the attached gallery (you can click here for direct access) to see our ranking, then hit the comments tell us if you agree/disagree with any of our picks. (For our ranking of the 10 worst sketches, click here.)