Saturday Night Live NBC took over broadcast television this past weekend and delivered a once-in-a-lifetime live performance in celebration of 40 years on the air. Kicking off the monologues was Steve Martin, who helped lead the line of famous faces through the doors of Studio 8H to honor the show created by Lorne Michaels all those many years ago.

Familiar favorites such as Wayne and Garth, Stefon, King Tut, Debbie Downer (and many more) joined in on the 2 hour+ broadcast and helped bring to life favorite sketches for likely the final time. You can head over to Hulu or to view the complete special.

For now, however, it’s time to take a look at the best and worst in a night full of laughs:

The Best

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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Cold Open – Fallon and Timberlake team up again and celebrate 40 years with an impressive 5-min song covering the show’s many years, familiar characters, and memorable catchphrases – regardless of how extremely tired they both look after weeks and weeks of planning and rehearsing.

The Best – When it comes to montages, nobody does it better than Saturday Night Live, and for good reason. For decades young talent passed through the hollowed halls of Studio 8H, trying to get their sketches on the air this week. This video is just a small representation of the iconic sketches from the legendary archives.

Celebrity Jeopardy – An old favorite returns with Will Ferrell as the legendary Alex Trebek, Norm Macdonald as Burt “Turd Ferguson” Reynolds, and Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery. The new cast at first attempts to hang with SNL’s iconic game show line-up, but Macdonald’s entrance midway through is what helps bring the sketch to an exciting new level.

Auditions – Pete Davidson and Leslie Jones introduce one of the best montage videos you’ll see from Saturday Night Live’s anniversary celebration. Most fans have seen auditions of the many talented – and now famous – faces over the years, but this is the first time that footage, old and new, has been shaped to celebrate the mysterious world of writing and performing only a select few get to see.

In Memoriam – Take a look back at the many cast and crew members who have passed away throughout 40 years of live television.

Wayne’s World – Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey reunite for a very special episode of Wayne’s World featuring a Top 10 list for SNL itself, proving yet again that the old cast and still deliver on live television, late in the night, as always.

Weekend Update with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler & Jane Curtin – An all-star female cast kicks off Part 1 of SNL’s celebration of Weekend Update. With some lesser appearances occurring in Update’s other parts, there’s no better way to kick off the news than with the power team you see below.

Weekend Update: Stefon – Edward Norton taps in to his Birdman character and joins Weekend Update as a very method Stefon – until Hader returns and proves there’s only Stefon on SNL. This is the beginning of Update character impressions from famous actors and it’s arguably the most successful one.

Weekend Update Retrospective – A look back at the familiar faces, news stories and characters that helped shaped and evolve Weekend Update over all these many years.

Goodnights – It’s time to say goodbye, and Lorne joins in after being asked by Alec Baldwin. There are some things only Alec Baldwin can get Lorne to do, even after 40 years.

Continue for The Worst

The Worst

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Monologue SNL is known for its limited time to write and develop ideas, week to week, and this monologue is proof of the success that comes from such lack of time. If anything can be considered too much of a good, this lengthy, awkward, star-studded introduction certainly fits the bill. Considering the sheer amount of laughs to be had following all the clapping, it’s best to simply use this video as a remind of some of the familiar faces in attendance.

Bass-O-Matic – Danny Aykroyd and Laraine Newman peddle their same ‘ole wares in a modern take on the classic Ronco infomercial sketch. Newman nails her brief appearance, while Aykroyd reminds everyone just how fast of a performer he was in the early days. Time catches up with everyone, however.

Eddie Murphy Tribute – The biggest disappointment of the night might have passed everyone over, but certainly Murphy’s close friend Arsenio Hall, who had been tempting him in similar ways, knew what happened: In a live show, Murphy was given more time after his speech, to perform… anything. Instead, he tells the director to cut to commercial.

Weekend Update: Roseanne Roseannadanna – Emma Stone wanted to be a part of the celebration, and that’s terrific, but Gilda Radner is gone and now is not the time to do impressions.

Weekend Update: Matt Foley – Melissa McCarthy suits up for another fallen SNL actor impression no one asked for.

Digital Short: That’s When You Break  – Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg tap in their failed movie That’s My Boy and deliver a musical montage that’s much better at setting up the premise than standing on its on merits like much of The Lonely Island digital shorts. Still, wait for the bridge.

The Californians/Buh-Bye – Bill Hader and Fred Armison bring back their infamous sketch one more time – this time David Spade steps in and provides new directions with a nod to Total Bastard Airlines.

Saturday Night Live season 41 premieres September 2015 on NBC.