I know what you're thinking. Does that headline above really read Top 26 programs of 2019? Didn't I just publish a five-part series naming the Top 25 programs of 2019? Yes, I did. (They are listed below in one convenient location, each title linked to the column containing my year-end review of the show.) But that list was put together before Saturday, when one of the best programs of the year was telecast. Heck, it wasn't just one of the best ... it was the funniest telecast of any kind in 2019 and a TV phenomenon the likes of which we hadn't seen since the finale of Game of Thrones last spring. Of course, GoT was the epic conclusion to a story ten years in the telling. This was just another episode of a show that has been running for 45 years. Or so we thought. I mean, I think we all knew it would be great ... but the final Saturday Night Live telecast of the decade, hosted by Eddie Murphy, proved to be much, much more than that.
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