SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Air Date 05/18/2002 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek and Alex Trebek as himself during the "Jeopardy!" skit on May 18, 2002 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
‘Saturday Night Live’ kicks off Season 39 tonight. Which means you can queue up the chorus of people quick to put down ‘SNL’ for being unfunny and irrelevant. The one I hear quite often is that the show hasn’t been funny since the original 'Not Ready for Prime Time' cast.
While I agree that a lot of the skits can be clunkers, I think a lot of the stuff they’ve done since then is pretty darn hilarious.
Case in point, my Top-5 list is below.
5) ‘The Barry Gibb Talk Show’ (2003) – One of the highlights of Justin Timberlake’s first time hosting SNL, and thankfully not his last.