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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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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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15 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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SNL 40: Saturday Night Live 40 See more »

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16:9 HD
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In the "Weekend Update" segment of the show, anchor Jane Curtin quipped that 11 movies based on Saturday Night Live (1975) sketches were made (as of 2015), which is equivalent to 22 thumbs down. In reality, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, on both Sneak Previews (1975) and later At the Movies (1986), gave The Blues Brothers (1980), Wayne's World (1992), Wayne's World 2 (1993), and Stuart Saves His Family (1995) two thumbs up. They actually gave Coneheads (1993), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), and A Night at the Roxbury (1998) two thumbs down, and did not review It's Pat: The Movie (1994). Following Siskel's death, Ebert wrote unfavorable reviews of Superstar (1999) and The Ladies Man (2000), and never reviewed MacGruber (2010). 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,...
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Three hours of Drivel
15 February 2015 | by DantekunSee all my reviews

Advertised as a reunion,one would assume that meant all the classic class of comedians coming back to do their old skits from the past 40 years... maybe a gathering of all the US presidents , Eddie Murphy doing his Mr Rogers,or at least the Land Shark.

Instead the viewers are subjected to a 3 hour long ad for the current series filled with "jokes" and "skits" by the recent cast members that are barely watchable. Three full hours with poor acting,unfunny jokes, bad timing and terrible guest stars. The true stars of Saturday Night Live were wasted as host roles,2 second flash backs,or merely sat in the audience cringing.

If you want to appreciate the 40 years of the show,watch reruns of the show from the 70's and 80's and pass on this drivel.


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