By Ken Tucker
Updated January 11, 2009 at 08:35 PM EST

All due respect to Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, but Neil Patrick Harris’ turn as Saturday Night Live host was one of the most sustained series of first-rate comic performances this venerable series has seen. Whether he was a thrusting, grinding exercise guru on a Today Show parody (and hats off to Kristen Wiig’s fantastically detailed parody of Kathie Lee Gifford’s twitchy tics) or nailing a David Frost impersonation in the Frost/Nixon skit (and congrats to Bill Hader on his David Bowie), Harris was quick, cutting, ruthless, and still charming.

What did you think? Which SNL sketch did you like best last night?