4. 'Haunted Elevator'
We could have populated most of this list with the October 23rd, 2016 episode hosted by Tom Hanks – it's easily one the strongest sketch-by-sketch shows in ages. (We'll admit that we still watch this one's "America's Funniest Pets" skit at least once a week because, to quote Hanks' Ron Howard, "it make me giggle!") Still, if you'd told us that the season's most viral non-political sketch, the one that people would be talking about for weeks, would involve the star of Philadelphia in a pumpkin-covered suit slapping B-boy skeletons on the ass ... we'd have been skeptical. But a perfect storm of pre-Halloween timing, Hanks enthusiastically selling this frizzy-haired entertainer with great fashion sense and the sheer WTF-ness of it all made this a huge hit, as well one of the most inexplicably funny SNL oddities ever. We think Beck Bennett speaks for all of us when, upon hearing Pumpkins' signature line ("Any questions?"), he replies "Yes! Several!!" His return appearance during the season finale was way, way too brief.