1. 'High School Theater Show' (Cameron Diaz)
This high-wire act of a sketch could have been an absolute disaster if not executed correctly. But the combination of writing, directing, and acting yielded a small masterpiece here. The high school students are a marvel of pretention, and the dismayed reaction of their parents (Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer) provide perfect counterpoint during the endless re-arrangment of boxes. More than anything else on the list, “Theatre Showcase” feels like a signature piece for this particular iteration of “Saturday Night Live,” and shows how this particular cast and crew contribute to the show’s overall comedic history.