10 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches From Season 41

From Presidential impersonations to one masterpiece of a game-show sketch, our top 'SNL' picks from last season

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9. 'Black Jeopardy' Featuring Elizabeth Banks

These recurring goofs on Jeopardy have been consistently well-written and funny as hell since the get-go, as well as a great excuse to watch Keenan Thompson do his best rebuking "No!" when a contestant gives a clueless answer. But this particular one stands out thanks to Banks' overly earnest Cacausian "who doesn't see race" because hey, she dated a black guy once. The show has not shied away from race as an issue (never mind its own past issues with race), yet these sketches have always pointed out the difference between the black American experience and the white one in what feels like the gentlest manner possible. But when Banks' frustrated contestant blurts out, "It's just, no matter what I do, I can't win!" — thus winning the game because "that is the blackest thing you've said all day" — you can feel the sting behind the cross-cultural ribbing.

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