Here are the most popular 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of the year

On top of the highest ratings in 20 years, Saturday Night Live’s YouTube channel has garnered over a billion hits since October. The channel, which launched in 2013, racked up 750 million views and counting for Season 42, which wrapped up on May 22. Unsurprisingly, this is the most-viewed season for SNL in the history of its YouTube channel. Take a look at the biggest hits, below.  Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer wins big, duh One of the season’s defining impressions was not only a smash hit in its debut, but became the most-viewed video on SNL’s entire YouTube channel. The debates As of May 25, the debate videos from 2016 were the second, sixth, and eighth-most viewed videos on the SNL YouTube channel. Remember October 2016? Were we ever so innocent?  Spicer on the move A week after McCarthy’s impression exploded on social media, she reprised her role as the White House Press Secretary, this time on a mobile podium. The video received over 8.5 million views in its first day. Monologue king Less than a week after the election, Dave Chappelle was tasked with making things funny — and he did, calling Trump an “internet troll,” and poking fun at white America. The monologue got over 11 million views and built momentum for his standup specials, which debuted on Netflix in March. Catch upon SNL via Hulu, NBC, or that handy YouTube channel. WATCH: Comedian explains how she ended up as a cast member on ‘SNL’ {“player”:{“description”:”\”The hardest thing about stand-up is fighting that little voice inside your head…\””,”image”:”http://dailymulligan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/2427fe67f5_https-3A-2F-2Fblueprint-api-production-s3-amazonaws-com-2Fuploads-2Fvideo-uploaders-2Fdistribution-thumb-2Fimage-2F3134-2F3fec55a6-468d-470b-be82-9ac20f404977.jpg”,”mediaid”:”8P0BJbk01q”,”preload”:false,”title”:”Comedian explains how she ended up as a cast member on ‘SNL'”,”sources”:},”options”:{“disableAds”:false,”disableSharing”:false,”embedUrl”:”http://mashable.com/videos/blueprint:8P0BJbk01q/embed/?player=offsite”,”standaloneUrl”:null,”post”:{“url”:”http://mashable.com/2017/03/21/sasheer-zamata-snl-comedian-interview/”,”date”:”2017-03-21T15:54:01.000Z”,”bp_id”:40074,”wp_id”:null}},”advertising”:{“params”:{“keywords”:”entertainment,mashable-video,sxsw,comedy,snl,saturday night live,comedian,real-time,real time,ucb,upright citizen’s brigade,upright citizens brigade,real-time-video,real time video,sxsw 2017,sasheer zamata”,”sec0″:null,”sec1″:””,”prc”:””}},”analytics”:{“labels”:”entertainment,mashable-video,sxsw,comedy,snl,saturday night live,comedian,real-time,real time,ucb,upright citizen’s brigade,upright citizens brigade,real-time-video,real time video,sxsw 2017,sasheer zamata”,”videoSeriesName”:null}}…

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On top of the highest ratings in 20 years, Saturday Night Live‘s YouTube channel has garnered over a billion hits since October.

The channel, which launched in 2013, racked up 750 million views and counting for Season 42, which wrapped up on May 22. Unsurprisingly, this is the most-viewed season for SNL in the history of its YouTube channel.

Take a look at the biggest hits, below. 

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer wins big, duh

One of the season’s defining impressions was not only a smash hit in its debut, but became the most-viewed video on SNL‘s entire YouTube channel.

The debates

As of May 25, the debate videos from 2016 were the second, sixth, and eighth-most viewed videos on the SNL YouTube channel. Remember October 2016? Were we ever so innocent? 

Spicer on the move

A week after McCarthy’s impression exploded on social media, she reprised her role as the White House Press Secretary, this time on a mobile podium. The video received over 8.5 million views in its first day.

Monologue king

Less than a week after the election, Dave Chappelle was tasked with making things funny — and he did, calling Trump an “internet troll,” and poking fun at white America. The monologue got over 11 million views and built momentum for his standup specials, which debuted on Netflix in March.

Catch upon SNL via Hulu, NBC, or that handy YouTube channel.

WATCH: Comedian explains how she ended up as a cast member on ‘SNL’

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