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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

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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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Stereo

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Color

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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

Chris Rock: Welcome to the show. I'm out here because somebody had to do it and I guess they felt I was the best guy for it. Saturday Night Live, 25 years on the air and four funny. I mean who we kidding? Come on, as I look around this room I see the star power, the comedic genius, I'm looking at some of the most overrated people in the history of comedy. Some of the worst movies ever made were made by people in this room. Thank God we're going to do what we all do best: television.
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EXCELLENT, but not enough Kevin Spacey. ;)
2 September 2000 | by MissMiaSee all my reviews

OK, here we have an extremely funny summary of the 25 year run of SNL. Cream of the crop, tip of the top. Excruciatingly entertaining.

But let's talk about the real issue. Why do they only use 2 minutes of Kevin Spacey footage? The man was nominated for an Emmy for his hosting job!! Or at least, I think he was. He should have been. What was I saying?

Oh. Mr. Spacey's performance on SNL was one of the best in recent memory, and yet he is simply glossed over in favor of others like... oh... Sarah Michelle Gellar. This is a sin, and shall be punished when Judgment Day comes.

Seriously though, I highly recommend this special. It's the best of the best SNL sketches, with some entertaining monologues thrown into the mix. See it!


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