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Saturday Night Live 25 (1999)

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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

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Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy Miller), James Signorelli

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Tina Fey (head writer), Anne Beatts | 8 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself / Jimmy Joe Red Sky
Alec Baldwin ... Himself / Pete Schwetty
Candice Bergen ... Herself
David Bowie ... Himself
Garth Brooks ... Himself
Dana Carvey ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Billy Crystal ... Fernando Lamas / Himself
Will Ferrell ... Himself / Marty Culp
Al Franken ... Himself - Audience Member
Ana Gasteyer ... Herself / Bobbi Mohan-Culp
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Herself
John Goodman ... Himself - Audience Member
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Jan Hooks ... Herself
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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and present a look back at some of the best comedy skits and musical numbers of the past two and a half decades. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL25: 25 Years of Laughs See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dana Carvey could not attend, but did record a new "Where are they now" spoof with Kevin Nealon as Hans and Franz. However, when the show ran late this sketch was cut. It was first broadcast on 16 October 1999, during an episode of SNL hosted by Heather Graham. The Hanz and Franz skit is still included on the DVD of the 25th Anniversary. See more »

Quotes

Jon Lovitz: Hey Tom! If you like Will Ferrell so much why don't you marry him?
Tom Hanks: Oh come on, Jon, what do you want me to do? You want me to lie and say Jon Lovitz is my favorite cast member?
Jon Lovitz: He said it! He said it! Yes! Did you hear him? Jon Lovitz is his favorite cast member! And we're best friends!
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Edited from Saturday Night Live: Paul Simon/Linda Ronstadt (1987) See more »

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EXCELLENT, but not enough Kevin Spacey. ;)
2 September 2000 | by MissMiaSee all my reviews

OK, here we have an extremely funny summary of the 25 year run of SNL. Cream of the crop, tip of the top. Excruciatingly entertaining.

But let's talk about the real issue. Why do they only use 2 minutes of Kevin Spacey footage? The man was nominated for an Emmy for his hosting job!! Or at least, I think he was. He should have been. What was I saying?

Oh. Mr. Spacey's performance on SNL was one of the best in recent memory, and yet he is simply glossed over in favor of others like... oh... Sarah Michelle Gellar. This is a sin, and shall be punished when Judgment Day comes.

Seriously though, I highly recommend this special. It's the best of the best SNL sketches, with some entertaining monologues thrown into the mix. See it!


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