Jennifer Lopez; DaBaby
Saturday Night Live Season 45

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Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

Jennifer Lopez brings the right energy to an above average SNL that finally makes good use of its host.

Episode Info

Jennifer Lopez will host for the third time on Dec. 7. Lopez stars in and produces the critically acclaimed box office hit film "Hustlers." DaBaby will make his first appearance as "SNL" musical guest. His new album, "Kirk," debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and today he received two Grammy Award nominations for hit single "Suge."

Cast

Critic Reviews for Jennifer Lopez; DaBaby

If there's one thing people should take away from this episode - other than the fact that Jennifer Lopez wasn't here to read cue cards and knew her lines from the jump... it's that Christmas carolers need to up their game.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Once again, Lopez comes at the material with an energy and zeal that really feeds the other players. There are pieces that don't hit, sure, but there are more than enough sketches that give Lopez room to invest.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The best sketches this week celebrated her star power while still letting the Not Ready For Primetime Players have their moments as well.

Dec 8, 2019 | Full Review…

This is the most forgettable episode of the season, neither J-Lo's star power nor the big-name guests elevating the one-note sketches.

Dec 8, 2019 | Full Review…

What a fun episode.

Dec 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The succession of sketches whose joke was all about how freaking gorgeous and, yes, fabulous Lopez is could have been off-putting, if she weren't so in on the joke.

Dec 8, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Not a great episode - ugh, no thanks to Colin Jost's canned bemusement over Weekend Update"jokes like their dig at the maligned Peloton ad... But there were laughs to be had, like in the Barry's Boot Camp sketch.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Jennifer Lopez had the unfortunate task of following Will Ferrell's well-received return to Saturday Night Live. To her credit, she more than held her own - even when the material wasn't quite up to par.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Not bad, J. Lo. Not bad at all.

Dec 8, 2019 | Full Review…

A slightly funnier-than-average episode thanks to an unusual reliance on recurring characters and sketches.

Dec 8, 2019 | Full Review…