SNL: Alex Moffat, Brandi Carlile, Jason Sudeikis, Chloe Fineman (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Jason Sudeikis used to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live, but now he’s the host. Not permanently, just for this episode (although possibly also future episodes as well). Brandi Carlile is the musical guest. Rock ‘n’ roll!

This time, I’m assembling my review in order of the birthdays of the first person to speak in each sketch. Just the dates and not the years, though. So, for example, someone born January 1, 1980 will go ahead of someone born on January 2, 1970. (For the musical performances, I’ll organize them according to the introducing person’s birthday.)

Mellen: (1st to speak: Cecily Strong, February 8): You know, I must say, the “awkward male dancing” on this masculine version of Ellen DeGeneres’ gabfest looks a lot like Ellen’s dancing.

Parent-Teacher Conference: (1st to speak: Ego Nwodim, March 10): Wow, Jason’s teacher character and Ego’s mother character really went for it. This reminded me of Monty Python’s “Marriage Guidance Counselor” sketch with Arthur Pewtey. That’s good company!

What Up With That: (1st to speak: Mikey Day, March 20): There have been a few editions of “What Up With That” that felt like they should have been the final editions, but I’m certainly not going to complain whenever it returns. Those opening notes just automatically bring me so much joy. Although, I’m a little concerned, because what’s going on with Giuseppe’s wife? Anyway, great Cousin Greg costume, Lindsey!

Jake’s Non-Stick Underwear for Men: (1st to speak: Alex Moffat, March 25): The men in this parody commercial have a medical issue, and they could really use more support from their loved ones.

White House: (1st to speak: James Austin Johnson, July 19): I was happy to see the return of Jason Sudeikis’ Biden, but even more importantly, I was happy to hear a reference to “Gangnam Style.” We must never forget Psy!

Science Room: (1st to speak: Heidi Gardner, July 27): This sketch was done once before, if I’m remembering correctly (actually twice apparently), and it’s pretty much the same this time around. I counted only seven planets on that astronomical model.

Annie: (1st to speak: Steve Higgins, August 13): When Daddy Warbucks said “Let’s have both!” to the choice of Italian or Greek, I totally felt that. (Not the cannibalism aspect, the having both aspect.)

Brandi Carlile, “Broken Horses”: (1st to speak: Jason Sudeikis, September 18): Oh man, Brandi and her band can shred. And look at her, dressing all fancy like Glen Campbell.

The Devil: (1st to speak: Jason Sudeikis, September 18): Jason’s portrayal of this fiery fellow is just so plain clever. Florida is pre-Hell, the Astros shouldn’t have won – it all just makes perfect sense!

Declaration of Independence Treasure Map: (1st to speak: Jason Sudeikis, September 18): I would venture to guess that this sketch about “a sick-ass treasure map” on an important historical document was inspired by the National Treasure films, though they were never mentioned, which was a good decision.

Brandi Carlile, “Right on Time”: (1st to speak: Jason Sudeikis, September 18): I’ll tell you this: I really need to know who Brandi’s guitar influences are.

Casino Proposal: (1st to speak: Jason Sudeikis, September 18): There’s something about a price point being wildly negotiated in both directions that really gets to my funny bone. Kenan knows what’s up about that.

Jason Sudeikis’ Monologue: (1st to speak: Darrell Hammond, October 8): Jason is so happy to be on this stage, and he’s so happy for everyone who’s watching. Can you feel it?!

Weekend Update: (1st to speak: Darrell Hammond, October 8): Another week of Michael and Colin delivering the news, another week of me laughing usually at least twice, often more. I chuckled particularly heartily when Che referenced the folly of betting on the New York Football Giants.

And now for some vital information: the next new episode of Saturday Night Live will air on November 6, with host Kieran Culkin and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran as the musical guest. This will be Culkin’s first time hosting, but not his first time on the show, as he appeared in a few sketches when his older brother Macaulay hosted back in 1991. So with that in mind, I’d like to see as many Culkins as possible in this upcoming episode: Kieran, Macaulay, Rory, even Rory Kinnear, who I always confuse with Rory Culkin when I see his name in the credits before realizing what’s what.

Also, I must note that I will be running the New York City Marathon on November 7, so I won’t be posting my review of this episode on Sunday as usual, so look for it a little later in the week.