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Saturday Night Live

"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack

Saturday Night Live Season 31 (2005-2006)

31x01 31 31x01 Steve Carell/Kanye West
The Office and 40 Year Old Virgin star Steve Carell hosts. Musical guest Kanye West performing hit songs from his second album "Late Registration."Sketches: "Bush Addresses the Nation," ...
Oct. 01, 2005
31x02 31 31x02 Jon Heder/Ashlee Simpson
Tonight's host is John Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame. Musical guest is Ashlee Simpson, back for the first time after her lip synching fiasco.Sketches: "George W. Bush and Harriet ...
Oct. 08, 2005
31x03 31 31x03 Lance Armstrong/Sheryl Crow
Seven time "Tour De France" winner Lance Armstrong hosts. Musical guest is his girlfriend Sheryl Crow.Sketches: "The Libby Indictment," "Celebrity Ironman," "RAD 3000," "Indigo Girls ...
Oct. 29, 2005
31x04 31 31x04 Jason Lee/Foo Fighters
My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee hosts with musical guest Foo Fighters.Sketches: "Hardball," "JJ Casuals," "Good Morning Meth," "The Falconer," "Thomas & Dobbins," "The Soaking Wet Killer," ...
Nov. 12, 2005
31x05 31 31x05 Eva Longoria/Korn
Desprate Housewives star Eva Longoria hosts with musical guest Korn.Sketches: "Bush Q&A in China," "RAM 5000," "The Spammies," "Deep House Dish," "MorganStanley," "The Couple That Should ...
Nov. 19, 2005
31x06 31 31x06 Dane Cook/James Blunt
December 3 finds red-hot standup comedian Dane Cook hosting the show. Cook comes to the show on the heels of the historic success of his comedy album "Retaliation" which debuted at ...
Dec. 03, 2005
31x07 31 31x07 Alec Baldwin/Shakira
Returning to Studio 8H on DECEMBER 10 is Alec Baldwin, a perennial and adept host, who makes his twelfth hosting appearance on the show, putting him in the upper echelon of frequent ...
Dec. 10, 2005
31x08 31 31x08 Jack Black/Neil Young
On december 17, SNL welcomes back Jack Black as host. Black, known for his comedic turns in "High Fidelity," "School of Rock," "Shallow Hal," "Orange County" and his voice work in the ...
Dec. 17, 2005
31x09 31 31x09 Scarlett Johanson/Death Cab For Cutie
With an already impressive decade of work under her belt at a young age, Johansson hosts "SNL" for the first time, as she receives rave reviews for her work in Woody Allen's acclaimed ...
Jan. 14, 2006
31x10 31 31x10 Peter Sarsgaard/The Strokes
Sarsgaard comes to SNL after a busy 2005. The actor was most recently seen opposite Jake Gyllenhall and Jamie Foxx in the Gulf War drama "Jarhead" and the thriller "Flightplan" opposite ...
Jan. 21, 2006
31x11 31 31x11 Steve Martin/Prince
This week is host Steve Martin. This is his fourteenth time hosting SNL since 1975. Also returning this week is cast member Maya Rudolph for the first time since going on maternity ...
Feb. 04, 2006
31x12 31 31x12 Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy
One of the most talented and sought-after young actresses working today, Natalie Portman hosts SNL on March 3. Portman will soon be seen in the Wachowski Brothers' controversial and ...
Mar. 04, 2006
31x13 31 31x13 Matt Dillon/Arctic Monkeys
On March 11, fresh from the Oscars, Best Supporting Actor nominee Matt Dillon hosts the show. With over two decades of film work in his career, Dillon has received rave reviews, and ...
Mar. 11, 2006
31x14 31 31x14 Antonio Banderas/Mary J. Blige
Antonio Banderas hosts the 600th live episode of SNL with musical guest Mary J. Blige.Sketches: "Anderson Cooper 360," "Basic Instinct 2: Return of the Beaver," "Deal or No Deal," "Automated-Phone ...
Apr. 08, 2006
31x15 31 31x15 Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam
Sketches: "The Situation Room," "Neutrogena Coin Slot," "Deep House Dish," "Journey to the Disney Vault" (cartoon), "The O'Reilly Factor," "Le Rendezvous," "Lasar Cats!" (film), "Debbie ...
Apr. 15, 2006
31x16 31 31x16 Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tom Hanks, who's promoting The DaVinci Code, hosts SNL for the eight time. Tonight's musical guest Red Hot Chili Peppers.Sketches: "Bill Frist's Gas Plan," "Wheel of Fortune," "Kaitlin ...
May. 06, 2006
31x17 31 31x17 Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon
Former Seinfeld star and SNL cast member Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes time off from her show The New Adventures of Old Christine to host tonight with musical guest Paul Simon, his 11th ...
May. 13, 2006
31x18 31 31x18 Kevin Spacey/Nelly Furtado
Kevin Spacey is back for his second stint as host in the 31st season finale. Tonight's musical guest is Nelly Furtado, performing singles from her upcoming album "Loose."Sketches: "Anderson ...
May. 20, 2006
31x19 31 TV Special: The Best of David Spade
David Spade became a breakout star on Saturday Night Live thanks to his combination of recurring characters and his smart-aleck, sardonic attitude. Spade was one of the "Bad Boys" that ...
Oct. 15, 2005
31x20 31 TV Special: Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost and Found
A look back on SNL's rocky transitional period during the 1980s, from Jean Doumanian's ill-fated tenure as executive producer following the departure of Lorne Michaels to the return ...
Nov. 13, 2005
31x21 31 TV Special: The Best Of TV Funhouse
Robert Smigel has made TV Funhouse cartoons since 1996. Tonight, Ace and Gary (of The Ambiguously Gay Duo) host a special SNL featuring 24 of the best Smigel cartoons and the duo interview ...
Apr. 29, 2006

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