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As 42nd Season Closes, Critic Weighs In On Acclaim For 'Saturday Night Live'05:20Download

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In this photo provided by NBC, Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, left, and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump perform during "Spicer Returns" on the television show "Saturday Night Live," Saturday, May 13, 2017, in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this photo provided by NBC, Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, left, and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump perform during "Spicer Returns" on the television show "Saturday Night Live," Saturday, May 13, 2017, in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

"Saturday Night Live" has enjoyed a season of high ratings, thanks in part to its topical comedy. This weekend’s season finale will also be the last for one of the show's longest-running cast members, Bobby Moynihan.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) joins Here & Now's Peter O’Dowd to recap the show’s recent success and discuss Moynihan’s future in comedy.

This segment aired on May 19, 2017.

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