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A presidential election, the loss of key castmembers and a few bold hosting choices were among 2012’s big moments for Saturday Night Live.
We can argue about which moments were best, but the numbers don’t lie. Below are the five most popular clips of the year on Hulu.
5. “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party”
SNL newcomer Cecily Strong is pitch perfect as that most annoying girl at a party. The character has quickly become a fixture of Weekend Update, where she badgers Seth Meyers and shares her obtuse worldview. Below she weighs in on politics.
4. “Puppet Class”
Seth MacFarlane was pretty lovable teaching a puppet class during the season 38 premiere, which also saw Bill Hader’s Vietnam vet puppet Tony talk of decimating an entire village with a flamethrower. It’s not exactly puppet-friendly material.
3. “Lazy Sunday 2″
This year saw the departure of Andy Samberg, but not before he and Chris Parnell unleashed another digital short. These guys clearly love brunch as much as McAdams loves Channing.
2. “Undecided Voter”
In an election season that saw Jay Pharoah’s Barack Obama compete with Jason Sudeikis‘ fantastic Mitt Romney and Joe Biden, political impersonations didn’t come out on top with Hulu viewers. The undecided voters below struck a chord, as they demanded answers to the tough questions — from “what is oil” to “who is the president right now?”
1. “Disney Housewives”
Lindsay Lohan’s turn as SNL host received mix reviews, but her small contribution to Disney Housewives was more than adequate. The spot-on parody of Bravo’s Real Housewives imagined the drama that would occur should Disney’s most famous princesses have their own reality show.
What were your favorite SNL clips of 2012? Let us know in the comments section.
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