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Saturday Night Live 25 (1999)

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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

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Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy Miller), James Signorelli

Writers:

Tina Fey (head writer), Anne Beatts | 8 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself / Jimmy Joe Red Sky
Alec Baldwin ... Himself / Pete Schwetty
Candice Bergen ... Herself
David Bowie ... Himself
Garth Brooks ... Himself
Dana Carvey ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Billy Crystal ... Fernando Lamas / Himself
Will Ferrell ... Himself / Marty Culp
Al Franken ... Himself - Audience Member
Ana Gasteyer ... Herself / Bobbi Mohan-Culp
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Herself
John Goodman ... Himself - Audience Member
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Jan Hooks ... Herself
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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and present a look back at some of the best comedy skits and musical numbers of the past two and a half decades. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL25: 25 Years of Laughs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lorne Michaels asked all still-alive past cast members and guest stars to return for the special. However, not of all past still-alive cast members and guest stars did not appear in this special. The most notorious absence was O.J. Simpson. See more »

Quotes

Cheri Oteri: Gilda Radner was every young girl's comedy idol.
Molly Shannon: Watching Gilda taught us the three most important things about comedy: if you're gonna bang into a wall, you gotta do it like you mean it.
Cheri Oteri: Yeah don't worry about looking geeky because you can look pretty later at the party.
Molly Shannon: Right, and don't ever be afraid to let people see your under pants.
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Edited from Saturday Night Live: Olivia Newton-John (1982) See more »

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Hysterical--could watch it again and again
22 July 2004 | by layniac1104See all my reviews

Okay, I'm a huge fan of SNL and have been for almost three years. I bought this at my local bookstore in February 2004. I paid a hunk of cash for it too, but it was totally worth it.

It is consistently funny from beginning to end. I have probably watched it all the way through somewhere around 10 times. And I never tire of it.

I was only born in 1990 and they never reran SNLs from 1975-1980, which I had heard were the best. It was great seeing some of those sketches, even if they were shown in 30-second chunks. I'm glad that they put "Chippendale's" and "Chopping Broccoli" on there...the special wouldn't have been complete without them!

My only complaint is that it could've used a Tonto, Tarzan, and Frankenstein sketch. I have heard that those are hilariously funny and I've been dying to see one for a long time now.


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