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Everyone has an opinion of Saturday Night Live. Is it funny? Is it not funny? What did the president elect tweet about it?

But the fact that everyone only focuses on the content of SNL is a real testament to its production. People hardly notice the time and effort that goes into putting together a sketch. All they care about is whether or not they made us laugh.

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To shine a spotlight on the production, though, Saturday Night Live released a video showcasing the two-and-a-half minute changeover, from cold open sketch to monologue, and it’s pretty impressive.

Maybe think of this next time you say that SNL isn’t funny anymore. Or don’t, honestly, just because the show’s hard to make doesn’t mean you have to like it.

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It’s starting to look like SNL has a little of the Trump Regret that’s been going around.

And to make up for having him host last year, the sketch show has been really sticking it to that reality TV game show host who won the presidency last month.

This week in the on-going saga of Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump, he gets a Christmas gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was just hiding in the walls. Can you guess what it is? Do you want to take a peek in someone else’s email to see? That can be arranged…

Anyway, this is just one of the few Christmas themed sketches this week on SNL, including an updated version of Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” and Hillary Clinton showing some “Love, Actually” to some electors.

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The election ends tomorrow, which means that late night TV is about to get a whole lot more boring (unless of course you're really in watching Channing Tatum play Twister — in which case, it’s about to become a whole lot more exciting). But that doesn’t mean we can’t have one final, hardy guffaw at the moments that defined these truly terrible and awful eight months.

Saturday Night Live closed out the election season with an awe-inspiring final debate between Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump, but what of the other great moments of this election cycle, the sketches and segments that kept up sane this past year?

From Jon Oliver’s blistering new nickname for Donald Trump to SNL's instant-classic “Black Jeopardy,” Wired has catalogued the best late night TV comedy of the year. Fall in love all over again with Jon Stewart popping in on Colbert and Jimmy Fallon tussling Donald Trump’s hair. We won’t believe it happened when it’s over, so revel in it all today. Check out Wired’s timeline of the sketches that defined the election here.

And to that we say, so long, Election 2016, you brought out the worst in all of us, and we’re happy to see you go.

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Reason to Hang in There of the Day: Dave Chappelle is Hosting SNL After Election

Here's another reason to live past Election Day: Dave Chappelle will be hosting Saturday Night Live on November 12. This isn't just big news because Chappelle's the best, but also because it's the first time he'll be returning to sketch comedy since he ended Chappelle's Show in 2006. Not to be outdone, Chappelle will be sharing the stage with musical guest A Tribe Called Quest.

Set your DVRs to stun.

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Peter Dinklage (AKA Tyrion from Game of Thrones) hosted SNL over the weekend. "Space Pants" was pretty good, but his best skit had to be this spoof of Naked & Afraid with Leslie Jones. 

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Ariana Grande showed off her singing and impression skills performing the songs of other popular singers in this sketch. She is also making headlines for uttering profanity during her monologue. 

This isn't the first time she's shown off her amazing skill for impersonation. She was also very convincing in an appearance on the Tonight Show:

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Since Beyoncé dropped her newest single, 'Formation', people have been engaged in debate.  A lot of people have been complaining that Beyoncé's references to Black history and culture in her song, video and Super Bowl halftime show didn't belong in such a 'family friendly' broadcast like Super Bowl 50. Supporters of the song have pointed out that Beyoncé is, in fact, Black. As this Saturday Night Live sketch points out, it's not really that shocking that a Black woman would make reference to who she is and her heritage in her music. It's actually pretty silly to make such a big deal about it. 

For reference, you can watch the 'Formation' video to see what all the fuss is about: