10 Best Sketches of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 38
Ex-porn stars, Bill Hader's farewell, Christoph Waltz as Jesus, and more
5) The Ex Porn Stars
The best new, recurring sketch in the “SNL” is also its unlikeliest. What felt like a bizarre one-off when Jamie Foxx hosted got placement within episodes subsequently hosted by Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. But the real focus here should be on Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong, who took advantage of the space vacated by Kristen Wiig to create two of the most horrifying yet entertaining characters all season. To be fair, this is a “Mad Libs” type sketch: play all three simultaneously, and they will run eerily similar to one another. But it’s so weird, so bizarre, and so damn wrong that it’s a triumph that it works at all. But it does work, and works so well that I can’t wait to see what new things Bayer and Strong can bring to this demented world next season.