Why You Need to Stop Complaining About SNL’s Recurring Characters

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Why You Need to Stop Complaining About SNL’s Recurring Characters
The first major sketch of Justin Timberlake's fifth go-round as Saturday Night Live host was a Dating Game takeoff that at first seemed like any other SNL game-show sketch. The first bachelor was revealed to be a bland good guy played by Bobby Moynihan, and then came the first big reveal: The second bachelor was actually a duo, Timberlake and Andy Samberg dressed as the "Dick in a Box" guys. But it seemed odd that the show would use up their big applause opportunity on Door No. 2 … until Door No. 3 opened for the second reveal — Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd reprising their Festrunk brothers from the seventies. The dating show was hardly the last of the callbacks. If you include the monologue's "Five-Timers Club" bit (which was practically a beat-by-beat reprise of when Tom Hanks was initiated in 1990 with some notes of 2006's "Platinum Lounge"), six
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