Critic Consensus: Seth Meyers' homecoming yields mostly positive -- if still somewhat satirically stunted -- results, and proves that Chris Redd deserves much more screen time.
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Four years after leaving "Saturday Night Live," Seth Meyers returned as host and star in a series of sketches Saturday that largely underscored how good he was all those years here.
But Meyers's episode ended up avoiding those sentimental pitfalls, and instead featured goofy, original sketch-writing that highlighted the current cast's strengths-with one notable exception.
This is an episode where the host is more than competent and doesn't need the cast to really take the wheel from him, and while it might not allow everyone to get equal time, it at least makes proper use of the time it has.
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