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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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Don Roy King
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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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15 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 40: Saturday Night Live 40 See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

According to Norm MacDonald, Eddie Murphy was asked to play Bill Cosby in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch. But Murphy refused because he did not want to make fun of the controversy surrounding sexual abuse allegations against Cosby. Kenan Thompson played Cosby in the sketch. Cosby released a statement thanking Murphy for not doing the sketch. See more »

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Wayne Campbell: Lorne Michaels. What can be said about Lorne Michaels that he himself has not already said, about himself? I mean, the man is a genius, for forty years.
Dana Carvey: Minus five.
Wayne Campbell: Yup. He would say things like
[picking up a glass of white wine]
Wayne Campbell: , okay, 'Well, it got a laugh, but did it get the right laugh?'
Dana Carvey: [imitating Lorne] 'Um, It becomes that thing of like, well, you're really glad it's Thursday.'
Wayne Campbell: Yeah. 'Mick liked it; Paul hated it; Marxie didn't see it. The Stings laughed. What do you think, Loren?'
Dana Carvey: 'Well,...
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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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The Missing
15 February 2015 | by slyle007See all my reviews

Great Show but, why was Robin Williams not mentioned as one of the people that had died? He was the Host 3 times as well as made 4 guest appearances. He hosted Saturday Night Live on February 11, 1984, November 22, 1986, and January 23, 1988. Williams also made cameo appearances on April 11, 1981 during the "Friends" miscellaneous sketch, on February 25, 1984 as the hockey player during the "Buddweiser Light" filmed commercial sketch, and on December 4, 2010 during the "What Up With That?" sketch. On Saturday Night Live, Williams has been impersonated by Martin Short on the October 13, 1984 episode during the "Password" sketch and on the April 6, 1985 episode during the "A.D. 13 Part V: A New Beginning" sketch, by Jimmy Fallon on the December 16, 2000 episode during the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" sketch, and by Jon Hamm on the October 30, 2010 episode during the "Back To The Future 25th Anniversary DVD" filmed commercial sketch.


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