Season Review-Saturday Night Live Season 40

by whifferrack | created - 28 Sep 2014 | updated - 17 May 2015 | Public

OVERALL: B

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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt hosts Saturday Night Live's 40th season premiere with musical guest Ariana Grade. Sketches include CNN State of the Union - NFL Cold Open, Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 289

7.5-good (B-)

2. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Sarah Silverman/Maroon 5 (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Saturday Night Live alum Sarah Silverman returns as host while musical guest Maroon 5 makes their fifth appearance on the show. Sketches include Obama 60 Minutes Cold Open, Sarah Silverman ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 220

6.5-okay (C)

3. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Bill Hader/Hozier (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Bill Hader makes his hosting debut alongside musical guest Hozier. Sketches include Kim Jong Un Cold Open, Bill Hader Monologue, Herb Welch: Virginity Pledge Rally, The Group Hopper, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 313

8-great (B)

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Jim Carrey/Iggy Azalea (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Jim Carrey returns as host for the third time while musical guest Iggy Azalea makes her SNL debut. Sketches include Ebola Czar Cold Open, Jim Carrey Halloween Monologue, Lincoln Ad, Carrey ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 311

7.5-good (B-)

5. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Chris Rock/Prince (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Former cast member Chris Rock hosts for the second time while Prince performs a special medley set. Sketches include Christie Cold Open, Chris Rock Monologue, Vlog, GoProbe, How's He Doing ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 225

7-good (C+)

6. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Woody Harrelson/Kendrick Lamar (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Woody Harrelson hosts Saturday Night Live for the third time and Kendrick Lamar performs. Sketches include A Drink at the White House, 1989 Monologue, The Dudleys, Match'd, A New Day, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 210

9-amazing (A-)

7. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Cameron Diaz/Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Cameron Diaz hosts Saturday Night Live for the fourth time while Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars serve as musical guest. Sketches include Capitol Hill Cold Open, Cameron Diaz Monologue, Back ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 171

8-great (B)

8. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

James Franco hosts Saturday Night Live for the third time while Nicki Minaj makes her second appearance as musical guest. Sketches include Politics Nation Cold Open, James Franco Monologue,... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 191

7-good (C+)

9. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Martin Freeman/Charli XCX (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Martin Freeman makes his Saturday Night Live hosting debut while Charli XCX serves as musical guest. Sketches include Charlie Rose Cold Open, Martin Freeman Monologue, Sump'n Claus, Wedding... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 213

7.5-good (B-)

10. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Amy Adams/One Direction (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Amy Adams returns to host Saturday Night Live while One Direction makes their third appearance as musical guest. Sketches include Sam Smith/Dr. Evil Cold Open, Amy Adams Christmas Monologue... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 190

8-great (B)

11. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Kevin Hart/Sia (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Kevin Hart hosts Saturday Night Live for the second time while Sia makes her debut as musical guest. Sketches include MLK Cold Open, Kevin Hart Monologue, Calvin Klein Ad, Why'd You Post ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 172

7.5-good (B-)

12. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Blake Shelton (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Blake Shelton pulls double duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Sketches include Patriots Press Conference Cold Open, Blake Shelton's Hee-Haw Monologue, Farm Hunk, Wishin'... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 168

7.5-good (B-)

13. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: J.K. Simmons/D'Angelo (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

J.K. Simmons makes his hosting debut while D'Angelo serves as musical guest. Sketches include Super Bowl Shut Down Cold Open, J.K. Simmons Monologue Featuring Fred Armisen, Totino's Super ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Roy King, Michael Mancini | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 172

8-great (B)

14. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Actress Dakota Johnson hosts SNL for the first time while Alabama Shakes returns as musical guest. Sketches include Giuliani Cold Open, Dakota Johnson Monologue, Father Daughter Ad, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 172

7.5-good (B-)

15. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Chris Hemsworth/Zac Brown Band (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Host Chris Hemsworth and musical guest Zac Brown Band make their SNL debuts. Sketches include Hillary Cold Open, American Express Ad, Brother 2 Brother, Empire Promo, Spaceship, The Iggy ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 185

6.5-okay (C)

16. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Dwayne Johnson/George Ezra (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Dwayne Johnson hosts for the fourth time while musical guest George Ezra makes his SNL debut. Sketches include The Rock Obama Cold Open, Dwayne Johnson's Franchise Viagra Monologue, Pepboys... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 209

8.5-great (B+)

17. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Michael Keaton hosts for the third time while musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen makes her SNL debut. Sketches include NCAA Tournament Cold Open, Michael Keaton Tribute Monologue, CNN Newsroom,... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 187

9-amazing (A-)

18. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Taraji P. Henson makes her hosting debut alongside second-time musical guest Mumford & Sons. Sketches include Hillary Election Video Cold Open, Taraji P. Henson's I Made It Monologue, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 159

7-good (C+)

19. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Scarlett Johansson/Wiz Khalifa (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Scarlett Johansson hosts for the fourth time alongside musical guest Wiz Khalifa in his SNL debut. Sketches include Mayweather-Pacquiao Cold Open, Scarlett Johansson Monologue, Right Side ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 150

8-great (B)

20. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Reese Witherspoon/Florence + the Machine (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Reese Witherspoon makes her second appearance as host alongside musical guest Florence + the Machine. Sketches include 2016 Republicans Cold Open, Mother's Day Apologies Monologue with ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 138

7.5-good (B-)

21. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Louis C.K./Rihanna (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Louis C.K. returns as host for the third time while Rihanna makes her fifth appearance as musical guest. Sketches include Summertime Cold Open, Louis C.K. Monologue, The Shoemaker & The ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 166

8.5-great (B+)



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