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And we have forty years to look at. As you might have seen, SNL is turning forty this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to get the whole gang back together and make it a night that will go down in the history books? Anyone who’s anyone is going to the reunion (well, that is anyone besides Eddie Murphy of course) and it’s sure to bring back everything that made the show what it is today.
So here we look at some of the best sketches that has ever graced our eyes thanks to Lorne Michael’s marvelous show filler for Johnny Carson. (That’s right- the whole reason the show exists is because Carson wanted »
- Catherina Gioino
Everyone from Steve Martin to Miley Cyrus popped up at 30 Rock on Sunday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" ... and it was an epic 3.5 hours of television. All of the show's best comics returned to reprise their most famous roles, with celebrity cameos including Taylor Swift, Betty White, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone and many more. It was tough, but here are out 10 favorite moments from the night, in no particular order. 1.) That Opening Monologue Dream team Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon kicked off the show with a rap referencing sketches like Schweddy Balls, D**k in a Box, Coneheads and more. Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) and Mary Catherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) both stopped by as well. It was a great way to start the night. 2.)Celebrity Jeopardy Will Ferrell returned as Alex Trebek, as well as sketch staple Sean Connery (Darrell Hammon), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon »
- tooFab Staff
- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)
Despite never having been a Saturday Night Live cast member, Steve Martin is synonymous with the sketch show. The comedian has appeared on the show a whopping 27 times since the mid-’70s and we can guarantee you he’ll be back for more. It’s undeniable: he’s a fan favorite.
Of course, after hosting 15 times, he was bound to be the reason for some of the most memorable moments in the show’s history. Case in point: the fact that VH1 Classic is dedicating a whole block of their “SNL Rewind: 2015- 1975 Mega Marathon” to him today.
“Coneheads: IRS” (Season 2, Episode 14)
Being a great comedian isn’t always about being the funniest guy in the room. »
- Tara Aquino
Phil Hartman proved to be one of Saturday Night Live's biggest stars during his eight season run (1986-1994) on the late-night sketch comedy show. And when Et first met the actor in 1989, just three years after his debut, it was clear just how much the show meant to him.
"It’s hard to put into words what an exciting thing it is to do this show," he told Et. "I've done commercials, I've done movies, I've performed on stage-- this is the best of all them rolled into one."
Watch: 'SNL' Greats Reveal Their Favorite Show Memories
Hartman was recommended to SNL creator Lorne Michaels by fellow comedians such as Penny Marshall and cast members Laraine Newman and Jon Lovitz, who Hartman worked with early in his career. Lovitz told Et that Hartman initially turned the opportunity.
"He got offered the show and then he turned it down," Lovitz recalled »
On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, several documentaries, countless essays — riding the never-ending roller-coaster between "Saturday Night Dead" and "Saturday Night Lives Again!" — best-ofs, worst-ofs, and every other kind of list you can think of. I don't know that anything I write over the next few pages will provide new insight into one of the most influential comedy shows ever made, but I wondered if you could tell the story of the show — through good times and bad, through revolutions and evolutions and retrenchments — by looking at its sketches. I wound up picking 21 in all: some among the show's most famous, some obscure but important. These aren't meant as a definitive breakdown of the best "SNL" ever had to offer, but as a »
- Alan Sepinwall
It is hard to believe that creator Lorne Michaels’s legendary late night variety show Saturday Night Live has been kicking around the American airways for four decades and still remarkably standing on its hind legs even until this very day. No doubt that SNL has shaped the pop cultural minds of its avid viewers for forty-plus years on the small screen. Importantly, SNL gave birth to the careers of some of Hollywood’s major top stars in the realm of film, television and stage.
Sure, SNL is an immense institution in television. In fact, NBC-tv will acknowledge the iconic late night program when it broadcasts the 40th anniversary highlighting Saturday Night Live’s on-air staying power with many of the show’s luminaries returning and paying retrospect to the classic sketch comedy that became one of America’s most enduring and long-lasting laughfests.
Unfortunately, SNL has never had the »
- Frank Ochieng
6 items from 2015
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