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

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TV-14
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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

Wayne Campbell: Lorne Michaels. What can be said about Lorne Michaels that he himself has not already said, about himself? I mean, the man is a genius, for forty years.
Dana Carvey: Minus five.
Wayne Campbell: Yup. He would say things like
[picking up a glass of white wine]
Wayne Campbell: , okay, 'Well, it got a laugh, but did it get the right laugh?'
Dana Carvey: [imitating Lorne] 'Um, It becomes that thing of like, well, you're really glad it's Thursday.'
Wayne Campbell: Yeah. 'Mick liked it; Paul hated it; Marxie didn't see it. The Stings laughed. What do you think, Loren?'
Dana Carvey: 'Well, Lorne...
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Connections

Features Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Jesus Walks
Written by Miri Ben-Ari, Curtis Lundy, Rhymefest, and Kanye West
Performed by Kanye West
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No Buck Henry?
16 February 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Obviously the "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" didn't take place on the actual 40th anniversary, but close enough. I liked seeing the old clips - how can you not laugh yourself sick watching Chris Farley's motivational speaker skit? - but I would've liked to see every single cast member as opposed so many guests. Speaking of the guests, shouldn't they also have included Buck Henry (who apparently hosted almost a dozen times)? The best segment was the "Celebrity Jeopardy" spoof. It would've been fun to see the Wild and Crazy Guys or The Delicious Dish (of Schweddy Balls fame).

In the end, it was an OK reunion. It's a safe bet that former cast member Victoria Jackson, currently known for claiming that Obama's a "secret Muslim", won't get invited to any reunions.


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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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16:9 HD
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