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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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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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No Buck Henry?
16 February 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Obviously the "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" didn't take place on the actual 40th anniversary, but close enough. I liked seeing the old clips - how can you not laugh yourself sick watching Chris Farley's motivational speaker skit? - but I would've liked to see every single cast member as opposed so many guests. Speaking of the guests, shouldn't they also have included Buck Henry (who apparently hosted almost a dozen times)? The best segment was the "Celebrity Jeopardy" spoof. It would've been fun to see the Wild and Crazy Guys or The Delicious Dish (of Schweddy Balls fame).

In the end, it was an OK reunion. It's a safe bet that former cast member Victoria Jackson, currently known for claiming that Obama's a "secret Muslim", won't get invited to any reunions.


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