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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dana Carvey could not attend, but did record a new "Where are they now" spoof with Kevin Nealon as Hans and Franz. However, when the show ran late this sketch was cut. It was first broadcast on 16 October 1999, during an episode of SNL hosted by Heather Graham. The Hanz and Franz skit is still included on the DVD of the 25th Anniversary. See more »

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[Remembering Chris Farley]
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A celebration of a cornerstone of American pop culture
8 February 2000 | by mystic80See all my reviews

Saturday Night Live's twenty five year anniversary is a celebration of a show that has launched the endless number of careers of breeding comedians. The show goes all the way back from 1975 with the days of Chase, Murray, Ayrkoyd, Belushi, and Radner among them to 1980 with the days of Murphy and Piscopo to 1985 with Short and Crystal to 1986-1994 with the days of Miller, Carvey, Hartman, and Lovitz to the days of Sandler, Myers, Spade, Farley, and Schneider. Many celebrities are guests including Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Jerry Seinfeld, and Steve Martin among them. The show reminisces with it's Weekend Update and the numerous anchors with a surprise appearance by former anchor Norm Macdonald. The special does nice tributes to Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi as well as Danitra Vance and Michael O'Donaghue by showing some of their best works. To top it off they do Robert Smigel's cartoon parody of Lorne Michaels. Excellent musical acts from the likes of Al Green, Elvis Costello, and the Eurythemics. Particular funny bits include O'Donaghue trying to teach immigrant Belushi "I would like to feed your fingertips to the wolverines" to Carvey's uncanny impersonations of George Bush and Ross Perot and Hartman's Frank Sinatra. Others include Chris Farley's Matt Foley, the motivational speaker and Adam Sandler's off the wall songs. I recommend this film for any die hard SNL fan.


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