Coming in at a tie for No. 24 in the Top 25 countdown are Sarah Paulson and Kate McKinnon making memorable music on NBC late-night franchises. To begin with the most recent, the edition of NBC’s Saturday Night Live that was telecast just five nights after the most startling presidential election outcome since Truman trumped Dewey gave us one of those cold opens that make such an impact on this show. Remember when New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and members of the NYPD and NYFD opened the first show after 9/11? Or when cast member Cecily Strong, speaking in French, extended love and support to the families and friends of those killed in the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015?
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