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Saturday Night Live 25 (1999)

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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

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Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy Miller), James Signorelli

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Tina Fey (head writer), Anne Beatts | 8 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself / Jimmy Joe Red Sky
Alec Baldwin ... Himself / Pete Schwetty
Candice Bergen ... Herself
David Bowie ... Himself
Garth Brooks ... Himself
Dana Carvey ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Billy Crystal ... Fernando Lamas / Himself
Will Ferrell ... Himself / Marty Culp
Al Franken ... Himself - Audience Member
Ana Gasteyer ... Herself / Bobbi Mohan-Culp
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Herself
John Goodman ... Himself - Audience Member
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Jan Hooks ... Herself
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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and present a look back at some of the best comedy skits and musical numbers of the past two and a half decades. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL25: 25 Years of Laughs See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lorne Michaels asked all still-alive past cast members and guest stars to return for the special. However, not of all past still-alive cast members and guest stars did not appear in this special. The most notorious absence was O.J. Simpson. See more »

Quotes

Jon Lovitz: Tom! You are one of the greatest hosts of all time so I was wondering
[hopefully]
Jon Lovitz: who your favorite cast member that you every got to work with?
Tom Hanks: Well that's a tough one but I'd have to say Will Ferell. That guy is gonna make it. Very talented.
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Fun for any fan of the show. Lots of fun, actually...
2 March 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

This 25th reunion of SNL is extremely hilarious. Sometimes it's a bit slow and there are bits where there isn't actual comedy, but it's still fun. After growing up on this show and seeing this big reunion I feel like I'm a part of the cast. Almost everyone is here, except for Eddie Murphy. (Norm MacDonald drops in for a funny joke about that.)

EVERYONE is here. Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, et al, AND celebrities like Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Drew Barrymore, Garey Busey, et al.

I also liked the tributes to Belushi, Radner, Hartman (Lovitz starts to cry!) and even Farley.

All in all this is a solid SNL show with some surprising cameos. It's sort of interesting to see all these different talents from the show joining together, interacting and referencing each other. I enjoyed it immensely!

Now, if only they'd make a theatrical film with everyone who's ever been on the show (still alive, of course) doing skits together.

4.5/5 stars.

  • John Ulmer


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