Saturday Night Live is like the email of television. It’s had its ups and downs, but its managed to stay relevant across several eras of remarkable change when it seemed flat out impossible to do that. Forty years. A remarkable feat. From The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson: Saturday Night Live Celebrates Itself.

+ Bill Simmons in Grantland: The Giddy, Brilliant (and, OK, Somewhat Bloated) SNL 40.

+ AdAge: Real ad execs choose the best SNL fake ads.

+ FiveThirtyEight: Who really had the best movie career after SNL.