1. "Black Jeopardy With Chadwick Boseman"
Episode date: April 7
You might have thought it tough to top Tom Hanks' Black Jeopardy! appearance, but SNL found a way: Black Panther. Reprising his role as T'Challa, Chadwick Boseman joined Leslie Jones (Shanice), Chris Redd (Rashad), and Kenan Thompson (host Darnell Hayes) for a quick game of trivia -- one that triumphantly blended pop culture and timely social commentary with Thompson's stellar mugging to concoct, so far, the best sketch of the year. Though the Marvel superhero stumbled early on, falling victim to Wakanda's isolationism:
Hayes: "The policeman says there's been some robberies in your neighborhood and asks if you have any information."
T'Challa: "What is, not only do I tell this man what I know, but I also assist him in tracking down the offender. After all, our ministers of law enforcement are only here to protect us -- is this correct?"
Hayes: "I mean... it should be! But I'm thinking you haven't spent much time in America."
Eventually, thanks to Karen and her potato salad, he got the hang of things.