The Best Episodes of Saturday Night Live

Conan O'Brien/Don Henley

#1 - Conan O'Brien/Don Henley 9.33

Season 26 - Episode 14

Live from New York, it's...Will Ferrell Sketches include: Bush's Good Health, Subshack, The Boston Teens At The Liquor Store, Moleculo: The Molecular Man, Napster Testimony, Taint-less Ted, Find The Black People At The Knicks Game, VH-1 Diva-Thon, Democratic National Committee, and Sports Century: The White Boxer Don Henley performs: ""Everything is Different Now"" and ""Heart of the Matter"" (the second performance was cut on the NBC rerun and replaced with a DeMarco Bros. sketch where Chris Parnell, Chris Kattan, and Conan O'Brien audition for Don Henley)

Directors: Beth McCarthy Miller
Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells

#2 - Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells 9.02

Season 37 - Episode 15

Host Maya Rudolph; Sleigh Bells perform "Comeback Kid" and "End of the Line". Sketches include Linsanity Postgame Cold Open, Maya Angelou Prank Show, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Baby, Sleigh Bells: Comeback Kid, Really? with Seth and Amy, What Up With That: President’s Day Special, Super Showcase, Cosby Obama, Sleigh Bells: End Of The Line and How’s He Doing?.

Directors: Don Roy King
Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs

#3 - Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs 9.00

Season 34 - Episode 20

Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga

#4 - Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga 8.95

Season 36 - Episode 22

Sketches include Rikers Island, Liquorville, WXPD News, Three-Way (Digital Short), What's That Name?, Merry-Go-Love Tunnel, Secret Word and The Barry Gibbs Talk Show. Lady Gaga performs "The Edge of Glory", "Judas" and "Born This Way".

Anna Faris/Duffy

#5 - Anna Faris/Duffy 8.88

Season 34 - Episode 3

Live from New York, it's... Tina Fey! Sketches include "Sarah Palin Interview," "New Friends," "The First Presidential Debate," "Rowboat Date," "Scores," "Deep House Dish," "Googie Rene's Slightly Stained Wedding Dress Basement," and "Superior Ex-Boyfriend." Duffy performed "Mercy" and "Stepping Stone."

Dane Cook/James Blunt

#6 - Dane Cook/James Blunt 8.83

Season 31 - Episode 7

Live from New York, it's... the entire cast of SNL! (more or less) Sketches include "The Tree Re-Lighting," "West Bedford Drama Club," "Taco Town," "The Long Ride Home: The Jay Feely Story," "Wool Sweater," "Lettuce" (film), "Target Greatland," "24-Hour Coma," "Fight Back with Victor Santos," and "Morgan Stanley." James Blunt performed "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover."

Directors: Beth McCarthy Miller
Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha

#7 - Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha 8.78

Season 35 - Episode 19

Mick Jagger

#8 - Mick Jagger 8.78

Season 37 - Episode 22

Mick Jagger hosts and performs with Arcade Fire & Jeff Beck. Sketches include Lawrence Welk Cold Open, Secret Word, Karaoke, Digital Short: Lazy Sunday 2, Politics Nation – Wall Street, The Californians and Weekend Update with guest Stefon.

Directors: Don Roy King
Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers

#9 - Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers 8.78

Season 34 - Episode 16

Actor Alec Baldwin hosts; Jonas Brothers perform "Tonight" and "Video Girl." Sketches include "Republican Congressional Leadership Meeting," "The Fourth Jonas Brother," "The Cougar Den," "Digital Short: The Jonas Brothers' Secret," "Sir Mix-a-Lot's Photo Shop," "Weekend Update" with guests Oscar Rogers, Angelina Jolie, Angie Tempura, and Joaquin Phoenix, "Vincent Price's Valentine's Day Special," "Planning a Meeting," "Wii," "Chewable Pampers Commercial," "Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides," and "First Coughs."

Betty White/Jay-Z

#10 - Betty White/Jay-Z 8.77

Season 35 - Episode 21

Sketches include "Lawrence Welk Cold Open," "Betty White Monologue," "NPR," "The Manuel Ortiz Show," "Gingey," "Weekend Update," featuring Molly Shannon as Sally O'Malley and Betty White as Dottie Donigan, "Scared Straight" and "Census 2010."

Jimmy Fallon/Michael Bublé

#11 - Jimmy Fallon/Michael Bublé 8.76

Season 37 - Episode 10

Host Jimmy Fallon; Michael Bublé performs "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Sketches include Sully and Denise Cold Open, Today Show, Buble Duets, Jimmy Mirror, 1920s Holiday Party, One Man Show, Christmas Treat, Weekend Update with Get In The Cage, Beethoven, War Horse and Tebow.

Directors: Don Roy King
Jack Black/Neil Young

#12 - Jack Black/Neil Young 8.70

Season 31 - Episode 9

Live from New York, it's... Will Forte! Sketches include "A Holiday Message from the Vice President," "Stuart Little Mouse Removal Kit," "Sbarro," "Appalachian Emergency Room," "Christmastime for the Jews" (cartoon), "Channel 5 Photo Shoot," "Lazy Sunday" (film), "A Very Downer Christmas," "Space War 2148," "Two A-Holes Buying a Christmas Tree," and "Spelling Bee." Neil Young performed "It's a Dream" and "He Was The King."

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Charlie Day/Maroon 5

#13 - Charlie Day/Maroon 5 8.66

Season 37 - Episode 5

Host Charlie Day; Maroon 5 performs "Moves Like Jagger" and "Stereo Hearts". Sketches include Ghost of Gaddafi Cold Open, Kardashian Divorce Special, Ask Dr. Oz, Greek Gods, Getting Freaky with Cee Lo, Comedy Tour 2, Weekend Update with guests Judy Grimes and Rick Perry, Dolphin Movie and Crime Scene.

Directors: Don Roy King
Hugh Laurie / Kanye West

#14 - Hugh Laurie / Kanye West 8.60

Season 34 - Episode 11

Live from New York, it's... Jason Sudeikis! Sketches include "Blagojevich Testimony," "Bronx Beat," "Sarcastic Christmas Dinner," "Culhane Wedding Toasts," "Magical Lamps," "Cat Christmas Letter," and "Cookie Crimes" (Digital Short). Kayne West performed "Love Lockdown" and "Heartless."

Brian Williams/Feist

#15 - Brian Williams/Feist 8.60

Season 33 - Episode 4

Live from New York, it's... Senator Barack Obama! Sketches include "Clintons' Halloween Party, "Maybelline for Men," "Bronx Beat," "Reilly's Way," "Publishers' Clearinghouse," "A Day in the Life of Brian Williams" (digital short), "Larry King Live," "iPhone," "Drexel University Debate," and "Dunham & Kirk." Feist performed "1-2-3-4" and "I Feel It All."

Directors: Don Roy King
Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey

#16 - Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey 8.60

Season 33 - Episode 8

Live from New York, it's... Bill Hader! Sketches include "Spitzer & Associates," "MacGruber" (two parts), "What's Your Situation?," "Adam Grossman at Benihana," "The Suze Orman Show," "Andy's Dad" (Digital Short), "Target Greatland," "NBC Special Report," "Clancy & Jackie," and "Internet Date." Mariah Carey performed "Touch My Body" and "Migrate" (featuring T-Pain).

Directors: Don Roy King
Ashton Kutcher/Gnarls Barkley

#17 - Ashton Kutcher/Gnarls Barkley 8.60

Season 33 - Episode 10

Directors: Don Roy King
Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend

#18 - Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend 8.59

Season 35 - Episode 16

Actor Zach Galifianakis hosts; Vampire Weekend performs "Cousins" and "Giving Up the Gun." Sketches include "Health Care Reform," "The Vogelchecks," "Bidet," "Zach Drops by the Set," "Today," "Weekend Update" with guests Mo'Nique and Will Forte, "What Up with That?" "The Situation Room," and "Pageant Talk."

Tina Fey/Justin Bieber

#19 - Tina Fey/Justin Bieber 8.58

Season 35 - Episode 18

Sketches include "Obama Census Cold Open," "Brownie Husband," "Masters," "Sarah Palin Network," "Teacher," "Weekend Update," featuring Jason Sudeikis as the devil, "Women's News with Tina Fey," "Ruff, Rugged and Roker," "School Dance" and "Lolene."

The Rolling Stones

#20 - The Rolling Stones 8.57

Season 4 - Episode 1

Live from New York, it's Dan Aykroyd! Sketches include "Garrett Morris and the National Broadcasting Orchestra," "Mayor Koch Honors John Belushi," the commercial parody "Autoscent," Tomorrow, "Nerds Meet the Norge Refrigerator Repairman," "Olympia Restaurant #4," Tom Schiller's Sushi By the Pool, "Paul McCartney and John Lennon Reunion," "Danger Probe."

Directors: Dave Wilson
Justin Timberlake

#21 - Justin Timberlake 8.57

Season 38 - Episode 16

Host and musical guest Justin Timberlake. Justin Timberlake performs "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z and "Mirrors". Sketches include Memorial Service Cold Open, Justin Timberlake Five Timers Monologue, It’s a Date, Veganville, NuvaBling, Weekend Update with guest Stefon, Caligula, Maine Justice, Romantic Comedy and Moet & Chandon.

Directors: Don Roy King
Justin Timberlake/Ciara

#22 - Justin Timberlake/Ciara 8.56

Season 34 - Episode 21

Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy

#23 - Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy 8.55

Season 31 - Episode 13

Sketches include "Bush Responds to Criticism," "Nelson's Baby Toupees," "Jamba Juice," "Larry King Live," "The Couple That Should Be Divorced," "Belated Black History Moment" (cartoon), "Art Dealers and the College Boyfriend," "Sheldon's Bar Mitzvah," "The Real Natalie" (film), and "RAD 3000." Fall Out Boy performed "Dance Dance" and "Sugar, We're Going Down."

Directors: Beth McCarthy Miller
Jonah Hill/The Shins

#24 - Jonah Hill/The Shins 8.53

Season 37 - Episode 17

Host Jonah Hill; The Shins performs "Simple Song" and "It's Only Life". Sketches include Rush Limbaugh Cold Open, Six Year Old Returns, J-Pop, Digital Short: Tennis Balls, Weekend Update with guests Stefon, Sarah Palin and Paula Deen, Brutus and Liza Minnelli Turns Off A Lamp.

Directors: Don Roy King
Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys

#25 - Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys 8.50

Season 35 - Episode 11

Former basketball star Charles Barkley comes back (after a 17-year gap) to host the first new episode of 2010; Alicia Keys (who last appeared on the first episode of season 27 with host Reese Witherspoon) comes back to perform "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" and "Empire State of Mind." Sketches include "The Situation Room," "Thomas Peepers Insurance," "Reel Quotes," "MacGruber" (three-part sketch), "Shana at the Ski Retreat," "Inside the NBA," "Weekend Update" with James Carville, Nicolas Cage, and Governor David Paterson, "The Haney Project," "Digital Short: Alicia Keys' Booty Call," "Scared Straight," and "Barkley's Bank."