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The 15 Best "Saturday Night Live" Sketches of 2012

By Dustin Rowles | Station Agents | December 27, 2012 | Comments ()

Yes: There are still a lot of shows that miss more than they hit (Charles Barkley's ep, Daniel Craig's turn), and yes, nearly every show has a few clunkers, and of course, I bitch about it every week because that's the nature of recapping, but "SNL" matters. Hollywood's best -- Jon Hamm, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Charming Potato, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, and Jeremy Renner -- still turn up every year, trying to impress. "Saturday Night Live" is relevant.

These Best of "SNL" lists are popular, especially among those of us who spend all year recapping the show, and after I put my list of the 15 best skits of the season, I looked around at some others. It's fairly remarkable how many of mine didn't make their lists, and vice versa, which just shows how subjective comedy is, and how many great sketches there were this season (I was also surprised to find that my number one wasn't the number one on any other list, when I thought it was a slam dunk, and my number two wasn't on any other list, although I may be biased with regard to that one).

However, these were my 15 favorites of the season. Your mileage may vary.

15. Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party

14. Almost Pizza

13. Tech Talk

12. ESPN Classic

11. The Real Housewives of Disney

10. The Royal Doctor

9. Little Brothers

8. Homeland

7. Stefon -- Halloween Edition

6. Maya Angelou's Prank Show

5. Lazy Sunday 2

4. Mother's Day Commercial

3. Mokiki

2. Maine Justice

1. Lincoln

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