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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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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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In the "Weekend Update" segment of the show, anchor Jane Curtin quipped that 11 movies based on Saturday Night Live (1975) sketches were made (as of 2015), which is equivalent to 22 thumbs down. In reality, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, on both Sneak Previews (1975) and later Siskel & Ebert (1986), gave The Blues Brothers (1980), Wayne's World (1992), Wayne's World 2 (1993), and Stuart Saves His Family (1995) two thumbs up. They actually gave Coneheads (1993), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), and A Night at the Roxbury (1998) two thumbs down, and did not review It's Pat: The Movie (1994). Following Siskel's death, Ebert wrote unfavorable reviews of Superstar (1999) and The Ladies Man (2000), and never reviewed MacGruber (2010). See more »

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Adam Sandler: Hey, it's us, in stupid wigs.
Adam Sandler: If you're in tonight's audience, that means you did it. You're an SNL Great.
Adam Sandler: Congratulations. You know, there's been a lot of classic moments here, over the years.
Andy Samberg: Yeah. A lot of classic moves. But right now, we're gonna sing a little song about just one.
Andy SambergAdam Sandler: Uh, listen up!
Adam Sandler: It's the night of the show, your sketch is killin'. The audience is having the time of their lives.
Andy Samberg: When suddenly it hits you: a fit of the giggles, and you know that you can't hold it inside.
Andy SambergAdam Sandler: And ...
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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 See 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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