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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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Eddie Murphy appeared on this televised special, and it was his first time back at Saturday Night Live in just over 30 years. The last time he appeared in Studio 8H, let alone on Saturday Night Live, was when he hosted the show on December 15, 1984. 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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Written by Mike Dean, Kirby Lauren Dockery, Noah Goldstein, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West
Performed by Kanye West
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I really liked it
16 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I haven't really seen many episodes of SNL since its kinda complicated when you live in Spain, but I do love actors like Aykroyd, Chase, Murray, Belushi, Ferrell, Carrey, Sandler... So I've always guessed that I'd like this show.

I've been watching seasons 37-40 (the ones who are airing in Spanish TV) and also a few of the classic episodes and well I really liked it, and although I like Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Colin Jost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis or Seth Meyers I've always wanted to see my comedy heroes doing SNL stuff, and this was just what I needed, a nice reunion where they pay homage to the legends.


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