“Saturday Night Live” ended its 36th season a high-note with the May 21 finale. Buoyed by a solid digital short, Justin Timberlake continued his streak of hosting successes, with help from well-used musical guest Lady Gaga and even Bradley Cooper.
There were a few misses — we really don’t need to keep revisiting the idea of “Omeletteville” — and the much of the regular cast took a backseat to the newcomers, but all in all, it topped recent episodes from Tina Fey and Ed Holmes. (For those interested in ratings, “SNL” also gave its strongest numbers
in 7 season finales, delivering a preliminary 4.5 the adults 18-49
Bill Hader‘s “Stefon” stopped by all too briefly at the end of Weekend Update, which also included a cameo for Bradley Cooper in the painfully funny recurring “Get in the Cage.” Andy Samberg‘s Nicholas Cage is welcome to come back next season.
Our favorite had to be celebrity edition of “What’s That Name?” — which saw Gaga recalling the name of an obscure friend and Timberlake failing to recognize a woman he slept with two weeks ago… or ‘N Sync bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick. Poor guy.
Watch “What’s That Name?” below: