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Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Special 15 February 2015
Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

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Don Roy King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Armisen ... Himself / Stuart / Garth
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself / Super Bass-O-Matic 2150 Spokesperson / Elwood Blues
Alec Baldwin ... Himself / Tony Bennett
Vanessa Bayer ... Herself
Jim Belushi ... Himself / Zee Blues
Candice Bergen ... Herself
Win Butler ... Himself
Jim Carrey ... Himself / Matthew McConaughey
Dana Carvey ... Himself / Derek Stevens / Garth Algar
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Louis C.K. ... Himself (as Louis CK)
Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself
Bradley Cooper ... Himself / Craig Kristofferson
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Jane Curtin ... Herself / Weekend Update Anchor
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Storyline

Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years in a star-studded 3-and-a-half hour live special featuring appearances from former and current cast members, past hosts and guest stars. Sketches include Justin & Jimmy Cold Open, Celebrity Jeopardy, The Californians/Buh-Bye, Audience Q&A, Digital Short: That's When You Break and Wayne's World. Written by anonymous

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

15 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 40: Saturday Night Live 40 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

According to Lorne Michaels, every single surviving host and musical guest, as well as all cast members and writers who worked on the show for more than one year, received an invitation to participate in the 40th anniversary - special - except for O.J. Simpson. See more »

Quotes

Adam Sandler: Hey, it's us, in stupid wigs.
Adam Sandler: If you're in tonight's audience, that means you did it. You're an SNL Great.
Adam Sandler: Congratulations. You know, there's been a lot of classic moments here, over the years.
Andy Samberg: Yeah. A lot of classic moves. But right now, we're gonna sing a little song about just one.
Andy SambergAdam Sandler: Uh, listen up!
Adam Sandler: It's the night of the show, your sketch is killin'. The audience is having the time of their lives.
Andy Samberg: When suddenly it hits you: a fit of the giggles, and you know that you can't hold it inside.
Andy SambergAdam Sandler: And ...
[...]
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Only One
Written by Mike Dean, Kirby Lauren Dockery, Noah Goldstein, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West
Performed by Kanye West
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Not including Pedrad was very disappointing
16 February 2015 | by chitgarmarySee all my reviews

As an avid SNL fan since my teenage years, it was a very pleasant experience to revisit those old skits and see familiar characters on SNL.

I laughed a lot, especially at the opening skit with Celebrity Jeopardy and at the very end with Wayne's World.

Dennis Miller and Victoria Jackson weren't present at the reunion and it is perhaps because of their radical political engagement in the far right. I believe that Lorne Michaels and the majority of the former and present cast members wouldn't appreciate working with individuals with bigoted views. So it is understandable.

However, I don't understand why former cast member Nasim Pedrad was not included? she was a talented and memorable comedian.

And that is exactly why I give it 5 stars out of 10.


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