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Saturday Night Live

IMDB: 8.2

1975, 42 seasons to date

Comedy / Music

By Lorne Michaels

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A late-night comedy show featuring several short skits, parodies of television commercials, a live guest band, and a pop-cultural guest host each week. Many of the SNL players have spun off successful independent comedy and/or movie careers from here.

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Season 1

  • Rob Reiner

    The host for the episode is Rob Reiner, but there is no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: a man in a wheelchair inadvertently discovers he can walk, but is unable to repeat the miraculous feat. Rob Reiner performs a number of lounge-singer acts. The National Pancreas Association stresses the importance of taking good care of your pancreas. Rob Reiner, together with his wife Penny Marshall, honors some of the more popular fashion faux-pas. The Golden Needles voodoo acupuncture technique offers healing without surgery. Andy Kaufmann sings along ...

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  • Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips

    The host for the episode is Candice Bergen, and the musical guest is Esther Phillips. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford gives an accident-laden introduction to the show. Candice Bergen is interrupted during her monologue by one of the Bees. A commercial informs viewers of the opportunities for wealth by becoming an ambassador. A man demanding to see his CIA file is faced with a seemingly insurmountable pile of disarray. A special on intelligent animals profiles the dangerous land shark. A gay man has fond memories of dressing in his mother's ...

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Season 2

  • Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff

    The host for the episode is Eric Idle, and the musical guests are Joe Cocker and Stuff. The skits for this episode are as follows: A Chevy Chase impersonator attempts to do the opening fall. Eric Idle starts to perform a song, but is convinced by Jane Curtain to put it off until the end of the show. A young couple discusses assembling their new child with the help of a geneticist who presents them with bizarre options. A DJ attempts to work two stations simultaneously, maintaining opposite personas for each one. Baba Wawa talks to America about why she's leaving NBC. ...

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  • Karen Black/John Prine

    The host for the episode is Karen Black, and the musical guest is John Prine. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase returns after his injury and is pushed out of his wheelchair by John Belushi. Karen Black talks about her son and great mothers in history during her opening monologue. Baba Wawa interviews Indira Gandhi. Ford and Carter have another unusual debate. A re-run ad pitches amazing new triple-bladed razors. Amish crime fighters help out victims when catching crooks quickly isn't a priority. A wife feeds her husband Green Cross cupcakes since ...

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Season 3

  • Hugh Hefner/Libby Titus

    The host for the episode is Hugh Hefner, and the musical guest is Libby Titus. The skits for this episode are as follows: A Playboy bunny flubs a number of party jokes. For his opening monologue, Hugh Hefner comes out in his pajamas and sings "Thank Heaven for Little Girls". A housewife praises her new soap that contains tranquilizers. The Planet of the Men does battle with the Planet of the Women in genital-shaped spacecraft. The X-Police burst in on a couple smoking pot and brutally beat them. The host of a music appreciation show starts hallucinating to Wagner. ...

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  • Charles Grodin/Paul Simon

    In this classic infamous episode, the guest host - comedian Charles Grodin, apologizes in his opening monologue in a semi-serious fashion to the audience for not having time to prepare for the show because he went shopping. Chaos ensues.

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Season 4

  • Frank Zappa

    The host and musical guest for the episode is Frank Zappa (his second appearance, the first as host). The skits for this episode are as follows: NBC President Fred Silverman opens the show by announcing that all of their viewer research indicates that everyone wants to see more Frank Zappa, so the network is signing Zappa to an extended TV contract. Zappa performs "Dancing Fool" for his opening monologue and picks up a member of the audience to go home with. Connie Conehead has a date with Frank Zappa, so Beldar helps to entertain while Connie gets ready to go out. ...

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  • Steve Martin/Van Morrison

    The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Van Morrison. The skits for this episode are as follows: Desperate after his austerity measures have failed to halt inflation, President Carter attempts to encourage Americans to welcome inflation as a wonderful new opportunity to be a millionaire. Despite Elvis' death, his coat continues to perform the King's classic hits to packed audiences. Theodoric of York treats his patients with bleeding and other crude remedies. The Festrunk brothers continue trying to pick up swinging ...

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Season 5

  • Bill Russell/Chicago

    The host for the episode is Bill Russell, and the musical guest is Chicago. The skits for this episode are as follows: Ted Kennedy makes an announcement regarding his candidacy for President. Nick the lounge singer performs at the Borealis. Mr. Bill tries to avoid getting hurt by staying at home, but Mr. Hands finds him anyway. Joe Garagiola does an ad for Chrysler cars. Other skits include The Landers Files, The Black Shadow, Obscure Sports Questions and Barry White's Big & Tall. Chicago performs "I'm A Man" and "Street Player".

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  • Buck Henry/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his ninth appearance), and the musical guest is Tom Petty. The skits for this episode are as follows: The cast members start grumbling over Buck Henry hosting the show yet again. During his opening monologue, Buck is oblivious to the hostility from the audience over his hosting again. In a parody ad, a woman tries in vain to get a guy to come to her apartment for a drink, and finally settles on Honker. Todd DiLaMuca and Lisa Loopner try to fix up their single parents on a date together. During the Weekend Update, Father Guido ...

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Season 6

  • Ellen Burstyn/Aretha Franklin/Keith Sykes

    The host for the episode is Ellen Burstyn, and the musical guests are Aretha Franklin and Keith Sykes. The skits for this episode are as follows: David Rockefeller comes on to announce that the United States will be going co-op. Ellen Burstyn takes a look back at the film roles she's done and announces she's going to start doing lighter roles. A spokesman for the Ed McMahon school of laughing offers to teach people how to laugh like Ed. Ellen gets interviewed by Pinkie and Leo Waxman. For the Rocket Report, Charles Rocket looks for sex on a New York ferry. Jersey Man ...

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis/James Brown/Ellen Shipley

    The host for the episode is Jamie Lee Curtis, and the musical guests are James Brown and Ellen Shipley. The skits for this episode are as follows: The Mean Majority explain how things are going to change now that their man has won the presidency. For her opening monologue, Jamie Lee Curtis obliges the audience by screaming in terror. Over the course of the show, Brooke Shields gives three vacuous endorsements for Clovin Hind jeans. Jersey Guy Paulie Herman encounters a three-card monte dealer on the street. Two poetesses make their work famous by the only means ...

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Season 31

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones/Franz Ferdinand

    Sketches include: Special Report: Iraq Q&A, Catherine Zeta-Jones Monologue, Butt Cancer Treatment Center, Newsnight with Aaron Brown, Fosse Party, Weekend Update with guests Donnie Freeman, Pep Walters and the voice of Don Pardo (and a tribute to Charles Rocket), Italian Hotel, Access Hollywood, Creighton Boys School French Teacher, Musical Vows, Morgan Stanley (repeat), Schatzki's Deli. Franz Ferdinand performs "Do You Want To" and "Take Me Out". Maya Rudolph absent for maternity leave.

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  • Lance Armstrong/Sheryl Crow

    Sketches include: A Message From the Vice-President of the United States, Lance Armstrong Monologue, Celebrity Iron Man, Totally Rad Smoke Detector 3000, The Indigo Girls (with Sheryl Crow cameo), The O'Reilly Factor, Weekend Update with guests Finesse Mitchell, Scott Podsednik, and Mrs Butterworth, A Song for Sheryl (with Sheryl Crow cameo), Days of Our Lives, Carol!, Hit Man. Sheryl Crow performs "Good Is Good" and "Strong Enough". Maya Rudolph is absent for maternity leave.

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Season 32

  • John C. Reilly/My Chemical Romance

    Sketches include a Brit Hume interview with President Bush, John's musical monologue with Will Ferrell as James Lipton, John as a racist employee at Colonial Williamsburg, a parody of "House of Carters", 2 A-holes meeting a personal trainer and John (in a speedo) teaching Will Forte (also in a speedo) the fundamentals of swimming. Special Report with Brit Hume (Darrell Hammond, Will Forte), Monologue (John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell), Colonial Williamsburg (John C. Reilly, Jason Sudeikis), Swim Instructor (John C. Reilly, Will Forte), A-Holes Workout (John C. Reilly, ...

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  • Hugh Laurie/Beck

    Sketches include an address by Kazakhstan Minister of Tourism Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), a parody of the paranormal investigation show "Most Haunted", a protest song by Hugh Laurie, and a "Hardball" on the midterm elections. Borat Cold Open (Lorne Michaels, Sacha Baron Cohen), Monologue (Hugh Laurie), Most Haunted (Hugh Laurie, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen), TV Funhouse: GOP Ads, Advance Man (Hugh Laurie, Kristen Wiig), Hardball (Darrell Hammond, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis), Hugh's Protest Song (Hugh Laurie), Beck - "Nausea", Weekend Update (Amy ...

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Season 33

  • Jon Bon Jovi/Foo Fighters

    Grammy Award-winning rock star Jon Bon Jovi hosts SNL this week. Amy Poehler has a surreal experience in her bedroom back in 1986 when her Bon Jovi poster comes to life; An SNL Digital Short featuring Andy Samberg punching people before they eat; Bill Hader hosts a game show for guys from New Jersey. (Note: edited episode.)

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  • Brian Williams/Feist

    NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams hosts SNL. This marks the first time a sitting network news anchor has hosted the show. (Note: edited episode.)

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Season 34

  • Anna Faris/Duffy

    Anna Faris, star of "Scary Movie" and "The House Bunny," hosts an all-new SNL this week.

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  • Anne Hathaway/The Killers

    Check out selected sketches from an all-new SNL this week featuring host, actress Anne Hathaway. Known for her role opposite Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada," this marks Hathaway's SNL hosting debut.

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Season 35

  • Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor

    America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 35th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig and features Abby Elliott, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, and Jenny Slate. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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  • Gerard Butler/Shakira

    America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 35th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig and features Abby Elliott, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, and Jenny Slate. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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Season 36

  • Jane Lynch/Bruno Mars

    America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 36th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig, featuring Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam, Nasim Pedrad, and Jay Pharoah. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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  • Emma Stone/Kings of Leon

    America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 36th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig, featuring Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam, Nasim Pedrad, and Jay Pharoah. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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Season 37

  • Ben Stiller/Foster the People

    After Mitt Romney and Chris Christie (Sudeikis and Moynihan) alternately bore and entertain the press, Ben Stiller hosts: he's in a sketch about Jewish food, stars who can do action flicks as well as musical comedy, a guy who wears the ultimate V-neck tee shirt, a boss at an office party smitten by a flatulent coworker, Bruce Springsteen, and, Derek Zoolander, Stefano's date on Weekend Update. "Fox and Friends" takes on Hank Williams Jr. Throughout, Lincoln Financial Group commercials introduce people to their future selves. Foster the People sings; Hugh Jackman and ...

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  • Anna Faris/Drake

    After Mayor Bloomberg (Armesin) assures Wall Street protesters that they are welcome in New York City, Anna Faris hosts. She's also a femme-fatale decoy on the Manuel Ortiz show, takes part in a game show "What's Wrong with Tanya," appears on a Michigan State University TV show of faux Japanese pop pundits, joins a Ronette-style girl group singing advice about boys to one of their friends, and introduces her childlike Elizabethan-clothed boyfriend to her family. Republican presidential candidates debate on Mariott Hotels' in-house network. Drake performs and is also ...

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Season 38

  • Daniel Craig/Muse

    America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 38th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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  • Christina Applegate/Passion Pit

    America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 38th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jay Pharoah, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, featuring Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

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Season 39

  • Bruce Willis/Katy Perry

    Sketches include NASA Shutdown Cold Open, Bruce Willis Monologue, 24-Hour Energy Drink, Black Ops, The Ol' Barbershop, Boy Dance Party, Lady Gaga Show, Weekend Update with guests Chaplain Barry Black and Brooks Wheelan, Armageddon, Centauri Vodka, Protective Son, and Beer Pong.

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  • Edward Norton/Janelle Monae

    Sketches include Obamacare Website Ad Cold Open, Edward Norton Monologue, Autumn's Eve, School Visit, Halloween on The Steve Harvey Show, New Horror Trailer, Critter Control, Drug Deal, Weekend Update with guest Anthony Crispino, 12 Days Not a Slave, Ruth's Chris, and Halloween Candy.

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Season 40

  • Bill Hader/Hozier

    Bill Hader makes his hosting debut alongside musical guest Hozier. Sketches include Kim Jong Un Cold Open, Bill Hader Monologue, Herb Welch: Virginity Pledge Rally, The Group Hopper, Hollywood Game Night, 39 Cents, Jan Hooks Tribute: Love Is A Dream, Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Gold Chains, Weekend Update: Stefon Returns, Puppet Class, Inside SoCal 2 with Bill Hader, Cat, and Cut For Time: Coal Miners.

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  • Jim Carrey/Iggy Azalea

    Jim Carrey returns as host for the third time while musical guest Iggy Azalea makes her SNL debut. Sketches include Ebola Czar Cold Open, Jim Carrey Halloween Monologue, Lincoln Ad, Carrey Family Reunion, Graveyard Song, Weekend Update: Romantic Comedy Expert, Weekend Update: Drunk Uncle on Halloween, Secret Billionaire, Ghost Chasers, High School, Halloween Party, and Geoff's Halloween Emporium.

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Season 41

  • Tracy Morgan/Demi Lovato

    Tracy Morgan returns to SNL for his second hosting stint while Demi Lovato makes her first appearance as musical guest. Sketches include Democratic Debate Cold Open, Tracy Morgan Monologue, Family Feud-Extended Family, Brian Fellow's Safari Planet: A Beaver and a Camel, Mitchell's Fake Cocaine, Weekend Update: Colin Jost and Michael Che on Presidential Candidates, Weekend Update: Tina Fey on Playboy, Weekend Update: Willie on Halloween, Good Morning Song, Standoff, Yo! Where Jackie Chan at Right Now?, and Astronaut Jones: The Martian.

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  • Donald Trump/Sia

    Donald Trump hosts for the second time alongside musical guest Sia, also making her second appearance. Sketches include MSNBC Forum Cold Open, Donald Trump Monologue, White House 2018, Bad Girls, Live Tweeting, Hotline Bling Parody, Weekend Update: Leslie Jones on Gender Roles, Weekend Update: Drunk Uncle on Donald Trump, Rock Band, Crocker Family Dinner, Toots Intro, and Porn Stars: Donald Trump.

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Season 42

  • Emily Blunt/Bruno Mars

    Emily Blunt hosts with musical guest Bruno Mars. Skits include Trump versus Clinton debate, 2 virgins respond to a sex ad, rap song mimicking Trumps women, limo drive-by to Burger King window, Honda robotic demo, and a hamster cage dispute.

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  • Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga

    Does not include musical performances or sketches containing licensed music. America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 42nd season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata featuring, Mikey Day, Adam Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a ...

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