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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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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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USA

Release Date:

15 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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40th Anniversary Special See more »

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Broadway Video,SNL Studios See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Features a wide range of former and current stars of the show, including regular cast members, guest stars, sports icons, and musicians. (Some producers, writers, or other back stage "creators" were also.mentioned or featured.) Those making appearances included Candice Bergen, Paul Simon, John Goodman, Sarah Palin, Betty White, Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Lorne Michaels, and many more. Jon Lovitz (alive and well) was also there. 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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SNL 40th Medley
Written by Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins
Performed by Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon
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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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