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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 Specials

34x00 34 TV Special: Just Shorts
For the first time in the show's history, "Saturday Night Live" has put together its greatest short films from the past 34 years in a new prime time special, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE JUST ...
May. 17, 2009
34x00 34 TV Special: Presidential Bash 2008
New material and a collection of politically themed clips from the archives makes up this ready-for-prime-time special. Includes: Fred Armisen as Barack Obama, Amy Poehler as Hilary ...
Nov. 03, 2008
34x00 34 TV Special: Sports Extra
A look back at three decades of sports-themed skits and Weekend Update segments from the Saturday Night Live players and real sports stars who have hosted or cameoed in episodes, including ...
Jan. 04, 2009
10x18 10 TV Special: SNL Film Festival
Billy Crystal introduces short films by Albert Brooks, Gary Weis, Tom Schiller, and Christopher Guest, not to mention past sketches that spoofed movies.
Mar. 02, 1985
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
24x20 24 TV Special: Bad Boys of SNL
This two-hour prime-time special was intended to help launch SNL's 24th season. In it, the more contemporary "Roxbury Boys" (Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan) linked skits featuring ...
Sep. 26, 1998
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
5x21 5 TV Special: Election Update
Most of the original SNL fold, including Dan Aykroyd, gathered at Broadway Video to put together this pre-election shot at Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Election Update ...
15x21 15 TV Special: 15th Anniversary Special
NBC devotes 2½ hours to the most groundbreaking late-night comedy series in American television history. Montages are made of the early years (1975-80), the Ebersol years (1981-85), ...
Sep. 24, 1989
17x21 17 TV Special: All the Best for Mother's Day
They say "All the Best for Mother's Day," but that title doesn't necessarily apply as the entire SNL cast and their mothers witness a collection of wild sketches such as "Massive ...
May. 10, 1992
18x21 18 TV Special: SNL Presidential Bash 1992
Political satire compilation "hosted" by George H.W. Bush (Dana Carvey), Bill Clinton(Phil Hartman), and H. Ross Perot (Carvey again). In this special, sketches ...
Nov. 01, 1992
23x21 23 TV Special: SNL Remembers Chris Farley
Tim Meadows intoduces a look back at the late Chris Farley with his unforgettable sketches and characters including "Matt Foley," "Chippendale's Audition," "Andrew Giuliani," and "El ...
Feb. 21, 1998
24x21 24 TV Special: The Best of Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey is one of the all-time great cast members of SNL, where he played a large part in saving the show from cancellation in the mid-80s. His dead-on impressions of politicians ...
Oct. 10, 1998
26x21 26 TV Special: Thursday Night Live (1)
Live from New York, it's... Will Ferrell! Sketches include "The Clinton Gift Registry," "Survivor Update," and "Drug Awareness Assembly." On "Weekend Update", Chris Kattan does a terrible ...
Feb. 01, 2001
27x21 27 TV Special: The Best of Will Ferrell
Sketches include "Alta Dena Manditory Drug Assembly," "Behind the Music," "Dissin' Your Dog." "Spartan Cheerleaders Chess Tourney," and "The Coconuts Bangers Ball: It's A Rap!" Montage ...
Sep. 28, 2002
29x21 29 TV Special: The Best of Tracy Morgan
The so-called "other black guy" was one of most outrageous cast members of SNL. Despite a slow start, Tracy Morgan's presence helped revive the show in the late '90s. This compilation ...
Oct. 25, 2003
30x21 30 TV Special: The Best of Cheri Oteri
Cheri Oteri had a tendency to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The energetic Oteri energized SNL fans with her overzelous and outrageous characters and impressions. After ...
Sep. 04, 2004
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
17x22 17 TV Special: Halloween Special
Sketches include "Martha Stewart Living," "Wayne's World," "Matt Foley," "Goth Talk," "Tonto, Tarzan, and Frankenstein Recite 'The Raven'," "Consumer Report," "Weekend Update - Jimmy ...
Oct. 28, 1991
23x22 23 TV Special: SNL The Best Of Chris Rock
Chris Rock is one of the few African-American actors to make a signifigant impact on SNL. His energetic and loud characters were key to his success. This special is a compilation of ...
Jun. 06, 1998
26x22 26 TV Special: Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash
This special consisted mostly of Presidental Election sketches. Will Ferrell played George W. Bush and Janet Reno; Darrell Hammond played Dick Cheney, Al Gore, and Bill Clinton; ...
Nov. 03, 2000
29x22 29 TV Special: The Best of Christopher Walken
A small handful of actors and musicians have managed to become an important part of the history of Saturday Night Live without ever having been cast members. With his numerous stints ...
May. 22, 2004
30x22 30 TV Special: The Best of Tom Hanks
Sketches include "Steve's Fantasy," "The Stand-Ups," "The Bean Cafe," "Girl Watchers on 49th Street," "Calgary 1988," "Mr. Short-Term Memory," "Jew, Not a Jew," "Wayne's World Meets ...
Nov. 06, 2004
35x23 35 TV Special: SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas
Holiday special including brand-new material with Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, the infamous troublemaker "Gilly," and others. Also featuring favorite holiday-themed sketches from SNL's ...
Dec. 17, 2009
2x23 2 TV Special: Live from the Mardi Gras
Live from the Mardi Gras, it's Saturday Night on Sunday! The cast of SNL participate in the annual festivities in New Orleans. Jane Curtin and Buck Henry (try to) provide ...
Feb. 20, 1977
23x23 23 TV Special: SNL Remembers Phil Hartman
Before his untimely death in 1998, comedian and actor Phil Hartman was best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. Over the course of eight seasons, Hartman took on a varying array ...
Jun. 13, 1998
26x23 26 TV Special: Thursday Night Live (2)
Live from New York, it's... Chris Parnell! Sketches include "Bush's Refund Check," "Celebrity Jeopardy," and "Hitting on Jennifer." On "Weekend Update," Jimmy and Tina get a visit from ...
Feb. 08, 2001
30x23 30 TV Special: Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2004
On the eve of election day, former President Clinton (Darrell Hammond) presents past classic presidential sketches. Sketches include "Debate '76," "Presidential Debate '88," ...
Nov. 01, 2004
34x23 34 TV Special: Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (1)
Sketches include "Belmont University Debate" and "Weekend Update" with guests financial expert Oscar Rogers and Hall & Oates.
Oct. 09, 2008
36x23 36 TV Special: Saturday Night Live BACKSTAGE
Featuring untold stories of auditions, censorship, Weekend Update, special guests and much more, taking a fast-paced journey through the long history of SNL through an insiders point ...
Feb. 20, 2011
35x24 35 TV Special: The Women of SNL
The spotlight shines on the female performers of "Saturday Night Live" in a showcase that features memorable past sketches and original skits. Among those appearing: Rachel Dratch; ...
Apr. 15, 2010
26x24 26 TV Special: Mother's Day Special
Cast members and their mothers introduces clips of their favorite sketches from Years 25 and 26.
May. 13, 2001
28x24 28 TV Special: Christmas Special
Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey host the best of the Christmans sketches. Sketches include "Mary Katherine Gallagher", "Martha Stewart's Topless Christmas", "Channukah Song", "The Lost ...
Dec. 17, 2002
30x24 30 TV Special: The Best Of Alec Baldwin
For fans of Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin holds a position in the pantheon of great hosts. This special compiles his most famous moments from the times he hosted. In this special, ...
May. 28, 2005
34x24 34 TV Special: Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (2)
Sketches include "Hofstra University Debate" and "Weekend Update" with guests McCain's crazy supporter and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Oct. 16, 2008
35x25 35 TV Special: Sports All-Stars
Pete Twinkle & Greg Stink present a compilation of Saturday Night Live's greatest sport moments.
Jan. 31, 2010
28x25 28 TV Special: SNL Weekend Update Halftime Show
Live on a late Sunday afternoon, it's... Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey! In a special 30-minute Super Bowl edition of Weekend Update, Tina and Jimmy are joined by Gollum, Drunk Girl, and ...
Jan. 26, 2003
30x25 30 TV Special: The Best of Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon was one of SNL's most popular cast members at the turn of the millenium. His fresh and playful comic style, much of it derived from Adam Sandler, was a hit with fans and ...
Oct. 16, 2004
34x25 34 TV Special: Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (3)
Sketches include "A Message from the President of the United States," "Weekend Update" with guests Fred Armisen (and his touch-map) and Oscar Rogers, and "Andy Jams the Vote."
Oct. 23, 2008
28x26 28 TV Special: The Best of Chris Kattan
Chris Kattan was one of SNL's most physical cast members. His unique, gender-bending characters were an amusing component of the show's late-90s winning streak. This special consists ...
Sep. 27, 2003
30x26 30 TV Special: The Best of Jon Lovitz
Jon Lovitz was one of the few cast members to survive the disastrous 11th season (shown by Lorne Michaels saving him in a "cliffhanger" sketch). After that rough start, he broke out ...
Sep. 04, 2004
30x27 30 TV Special: Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live
Cast members, writers, production members, family members, hosts, and guests all talk about the first five seasons of SNL. Everything from Chevy Chase leaving SNL after the first season ...
Feb. 20, 2005
 40 TV Special: SNL's NFL Saturday
Sports-theme sketches from “Saturday Night Live” are presented. Seth Meyers hosts.
Jan. 31, 2015
 40 TV Special: SNL 40th Red Carpet Special
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Feb. 15, 2015
 39 TV Special: Snl Sports Special
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Jan. 30, 2014
 40 TV Special: Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary
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 ...
Feb. 15, 2015
 40 TV Special: An SNL Valentine
Skits from “Saturday Night Live” with a Valentine’s Day theme are presented.
Feb. 14, 2015
 38 TV Special: Election Special #1
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Sep. 20, 2012
 38 TV Special: Election Special #2
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Sep. 27, 2012
 40 TV Special: SNL Thanksgiving
SNL revisits some of the most memorable Thanksgiving sketches.
Nov. 26, 2014
 40 TV Special: SNL Christmas
a special Christmas episode.
Dec. 03, 2014
 39 TV Special: SNL Halloween
Sketches include Halloween Party Cold Open, Vincent Price, Paranormal, Frankenstein Bumper, Amusement Park, the Digital Short "Firelight", Weekend Update (featuring Stefon), Bride ...
Oct. 31, 2013
 39 TV Special: SNL Christmas
Noel Wells charms the SNL cast by appearing in this holiday special. With a name like that, who wouldn't be excited about the holiday season?
Dec. 04, 2013
 39 TV Special: SNL Thanksgiving
Classic Thanksgiving sketches from classic past episodes, including Debbie Downer Thanksgiving, The Californians, Fuzzy Memories, Family Dinner 2, Loud Family, Bears Fans, and Penelope ...
Nov. 27, 2013
 25 TV Special: 25th Anniversary Special
TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues in front of a celebrity ...
Sep. 26, 1999
 32 TV Special: The Best of Darrell Hammond
This clip show showcasing the most memorable sketches of Darrell Hammond includes "Hardball," "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Meet The Press," "First Presidential Debate," "CBS Evening Anthrax ...
Nov. 04, 2006
 32 TV Special: Saturday Night Live in the 90s: Pop Culture Nation
A documentary look at the long-running variety program during two separate eras: the overpopulated early-90s cast that featured Chris Farley and Adam Sandler, and the zany late-90s ...
May. 06, 2007
 33 TV Special: Family Thanksgiving Leftovers
A compilation of memorable Thanksgiving and family-themed moments from SNL. Sketches include "Debbie Downer", "Paul's Monologue Worries," "The Ladies' Man," "The Bird Family," "Adam ...
Nov. 24, 2007
 33 TV Special: The Best of Mike Myers
Mike Myers recalls a collection of sketches as they were performed in front of an audience, and with Chris Farley & Phil Hartman. Sketches include: "Wayne's World Meets Aerosmith", ...
Jun. 15, 2008
 39 TV Special: Best of This Season
The best-of edition features memorable moments from Season 39.
Jan. 04, 2014
 38 TV Special: SNL Christmas
A collection of memorable holiday-themed sketches from past and present eras. Sketches include: "Santa's My Boyfriend", Jimmy Fallon's Christmas song monologue, "Turner Classic Movies ...
Nov. 28, 2012
 39 TV Special: TBA
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Jan. 25, 2014
 39 TV Special: SNL Presents: Sports All-STARS
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Feb. 01, 2014
 39 TV Special: Saturday Night Live Presents SNL Shorts
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Apr. 24, 2014
 39 TV Special: Saturday Night Live Christmas
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Dec. 19, 2013
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