7. 'A Day Off'
Yes, it's been a season filled with celebrity impersonators – but is there a man, woman or beast that does not think Kate McKinnon was, hands down, the MVP of SNL 42? Her Hillary will be remembered as iconic; her Jeff-Sessions-as-Forrest-Gump was clever (though you wish the writers had stepped it up a tad with that sketch); her "Hallelujah" rendition gave us goosebumps; and there were any number of bits that she either singlehandedly saved or elevated to delirious heights (see No. 9). But her Kellyanne Conway was, for our money, the genuinely inspired McKinnon highlight, and her second appearance as the White House Counselor was genius: A "day off" which still required Conway to do damage control on CNN every five minutes. The show would be accused by some of acting like Trump's media spinmeister was a mere innocent caught up in the chaos as opposed to someone continually adding to it ... which slightly dates the skit. But just watch the exasperated-yet-vacant look McKinnon gives when she explains that Trump did his "deaf voice" at a rally "so that deaf people could hear him too." That's timeless.