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Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special

Last Saturday, US show Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary with a three hour star-studded special.


“Tonight is like an enormous high school reunion,” 15-time host Martin said as the show began.

The show opened with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake in a collection of musical medleys and characters before moving on to feature several skits by SNL veterans – Will Ferrell brought back Alex Trebek. Kristen Wiig, Bradley Cooper, Bill Hader, and Betty White played a steamy skit called The Californians. Adam Sandler and Andy Hamberg sang their heart out in a musical number about what happens when cast members can’t stay in character and start giggling. And the list goes on.

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Of course, SNL wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – the comedy duo paired up with Jane Curtin to appear as a spoof news team for the Weekend Update, with the top story being none other than the SNL anniversary itself.

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“Viewers of Saturday Night Live span several generations,” Fey reported. “From the Baby Boomers to Generation X all the way to whatever you call the little dummies who are live-tweeting this right now instead of watching it.”

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