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Incontrovertible Video Evidence that Taran Killam Is the Best Thing to Happen to "SNL" in 2011

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | December 12, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | December 12, 2011 |

Oh, sure: “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t been good in years. That’s what the MEDIA wants you to believe, anyway. The reality is, it’s as good — give or take — as it’s ever been, which is to say: Spotty as hell. Go back. Rewatch the Eddie Murphy years. Or the Dana Carvey years. Or the Adam Sandler or the Will Ferrell years. There are a few memorable episodes, some great skits, and a whole lot of filler, same as it ever was. But in a decade’s time, we may be calling this era the Taran Killam era, that is, if we remember how to spell his name without looking it up every single goddamn time (seriously, Taran: Get a real name). He, along with Bill Hader, have been the highlights of this season, and Killam — who was also in last week’s “Community” — is a consistent bright spot even in bad skits.

But Taran is not just good on the show, he’s also good behind the scenes, as this video reveals. It’s Killam doing his best impression of a Robyn video. In the writer’s room. At 4:30 a.m. And it’s wicked spot-on.

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