10 Times Kate McKinnon Proved to Be 'SNL's MVP of the Year

By: Tracy Gilchrist

We didn’t need a complicated formula to know that Kate McKinnon was Saturday Night Live’s Most Valuable Player of the year, but Entertainment Weekly, after tallying weekly reviews of MVPs, has named Kate the show’s MVP. DUH. Regardless, we’re happy EW arrived at that conclusion no matter how complicated the process.

Since we were so confident that Kate was MVP, and likely will be throughout her stint on SNL, we thought we’d compile a list of 10 times we knew Kate was MVP this year.

Some of Kate’s finest moments include original characters like her bad ass Connecticut mom, her Russian villager, her crazy cat lady and also many spot-on impressions including Angela Merkel, Ellen DeGeneres, Billie Jean King, and Justin Bieber.

Here are all the reasons we knew Kate was MVP! 

10. Kate makes out with John Goodman and it's hilariously disgusting! 


9. Kate is a badass Connecticut mom obsessed with the new Grand Theft Auto. 

Tags: TV, Comedy, SNL