After last week's excellent episode with Woody Harrelson—arguably the best good episode of the last two seasons—we expected a bit of a comedown with this week's Saturday Night Live, hosted by Cameron Diaz. And while there were a few more thuds this week than last, there was also a few excellent sketches, a few recurring sketches, a whole lot of experimental theater, and the triumphant return of Lil' Baby Aidy. All of which is to say: SNL is actually getting consistently good, and it seems like the new cast is finally gelling.

So in honor of this newfound consistency, we're going to give out some awards this week:

Best Sketch Of The Night: Without a doubt, High School Theater Showcase took the cake for best sketch. It was weird, it was accurate, it was awkward, it was a scathing indictment of America and The Internet and boxes.

Best Sign That Maybe SNL Is Starting To Figure Out That They Need to Come Up With Better Sketch Material For Their Political Cold Opens: The cold opens have, by and large, been absolutely atrocious over the last several years. Toothless political jokes as read behind a podium or at a press conference just don't work without a standout performance (like Tina Fey as Sarah Palin). Last week, SNL got Obama drunk for their least-worst cold open of the season. This week they did one better by doing a "Schoolhouse Rock"-inspired bit, which featured Kenan Thompson, dressed as a bill, continually being pushed down stairs by Obama, and Bobby Moynihan, dressed as an executive order, smoking. A little slapstick is always a step in the right direction.

Best Digital Short Featuring Lil' Baby Aidy: The ladies of "(Do It On My) Twin Bed" rebound from the disappointing "Dongs Around The World" with their Thanksgiving ode, "Back Home Baller." Besides having the awkward moment of Aidy dealing with her mom's next door neighbor, Leslie Jones' ode to bowls and the extended WiFi password made this one a highlight.

Best Digital Short Not Featuring Lil' Baby Aidy: Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett's humor is decidedly not for everyone (they're like a bizarro version of the Andy Samberg/Lonely Island team, with a particular love for those kids in high school who looked like they hadn't showered in weeks), but they hit their sweet spot with the return of explosion-loving teen Chris Fitzpatrick.

Best Recurring Sketch That Wasn't Either Of The Last Two Mentioned Above: There were four recurring (or returning) bits. Recurring sketches in modern SNL seem consistent only in that there are incredibly diminishing returns for the bits. Having said that: Baby Boss is always a great conceptual piece for Beck Bennett, and the change of scenery from the office to his home kept this one from feeling too stale. Unfortunately, Vanessa Bayer's poetry teacher sketch was pretty dead-in-the-water (though it did feature one of the only appearances of Polarizing Young Person Pete Davidson).

Best Argument That Not Every Celebrity Deserves A Monologue: Cameron Diaz was a decidedly solid, if unspectacular, host. She was game to be one of the guys in several of the best sketches of the night (High School Theater, Back Home Baller), but her monologue was the worst part of the night by far. The only monologue trope worse than "actor wants to prove they can sing" is "actor takes fake questions from audience."

Sketch That Made Us Desperately Miss Mike O'Brien: The Nest-spresso commercial was weird, and likely had O'Brien's fingers all over it (he is still a writer on the show). But it made us long for last season's sublime Bird Bible sketch.

Best Reminder That Kate McKinnon Is A Star: McKinnon was great all over last night's episode, but her best moment was as an incredibly frisky Angela Merkel on Weekend Update. It was the highlight of Weekend Update, which also saw Michael Che briefly discuss Bill Cosby, an appearance by Charles Manson and his very oblivious wife-to-be, and everyone's favorite part of Update: Colin Jost smirking at his own joke.

Most Disappointing Sketch of The Night: We still actively look forward to what SNL has in store for us with the 10-to-1 sketch (alternate title for that: The Potato Chip Slot), but this week's Night Rumors one just made us miss the former porn stars.

Click through for all those sketches, plus good performances by ambulatory white fedora Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson ("Uptown Funk") and Mystikal ("Feel Right"). There's a repeat next weekend (the disappointing Chris Rock episode), but James Franco and Nicki Minaj will headline the Dec. 6th episode.