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Did you see all the stars out Sunday night?

As some of you may know by now, I love to laugh. It’s the best medicine. I try to be funny when I can. This past Sunday night Saturday Night Live put on a 40th anniversary telecast. It was a blast!

Minute after minute, skit after skit, it was a star-studded smash. It was an A list of stars that just kept popping up, many times not recognizable until they spoke. They brought back a flood of great memories from SNL. And the parade of stars just went on and on and you didn’t want the show to end.

An A List fish bowl of talent and laughs

An A List fish bowl of talent and laughs

To me Saturday Night Live has always been funny and creative. Maybe not every skit but the wealth of creativity has shined through over the years. SNL has been funny, super comedic creativity, edgy, talented, and many times a kind of raw humor you can only find (or get away with) on Saturday Night Live.

Bradley Cooper and Betty White reminisce at the end of a skit. It went viral I understand.

Bradley Cooper and Betty White reminisce at the end of a skit. It went viral I understand.

For 40 years now SNL has come on late at night at the end of the week. Almost everyone can identify with someone or some skit over the past 4 generations. Four generations of stars, skits and funny iconic catch phrases (see Wayne’s World below). Most everyone has their favorite hosts or cast members or skits. And the entertainment world was out in full gala to honor this iconic show Sunday night.Spielberg, Swift, and Palin.The only place this photo could possibly have happened. Spielberg, Swift, and Palin.Where else could this photo possibly have happened?

Maybe even their logos bring back flashbacks of memories or nostalgia…

1975-1976

1975-1976

1980-1981

1980-1981

1990-1991

1990-1991

1998-2000 ..into the new millennium..

1998-2000 ..into the new millennium..

2009-2012

2009-2012

The anniversary special went on until the wee hours of the night, at least on my side of the country. But I was able to find 5 of my favorite skits from the evening. I know most bloggers don’t like to take a look at videos on a post but these are worth it. If you don’t have time now to view all five, bookmark it and come back when you have time if you missed the special. Then vote on which skit was your favorite.

Here is an Opening Monologue with Steve Martin that illustrates some of the stars and how they just kept on popping up. It was a hit parade of stars that Steve Martin puts down, one by one…

 

Tom Hanks, Melissa McCarthy, Peyton Manning, Billy Crystal, Princess Twerk, Chris Rock, Alex Baldwin

Another star Studded skit was SNL’s now famous celerity Jeopardy. Will Ferrell does his famous role as  host Alex Trebek and welcomed a hilarious Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds, Justin Beiber, Tony Bennett,and Jim Carey doing a pretty good impersonation of Matthew McConaughey.

Connery  struggled mightily with his reading, eye sight and sobriety misreading game categories of “Who Reads” (Whore Ads) and “Let It Snow” (Le Tits Now). Bill Cosby also made and embarrassing cameo appearance pitching his favorite cocktail that Tebek begs was shot “six months ago” during a Daily Double. Categories include “Letters that start with the Letter G” and “State Your Name

This is the kind of humor you can only find on SNL and I literally had tears coming from my eyes in a LMAO manner several times…

 A classic skit that had to appear, but SNL anniversary special took it one step further, was Weekend Update with three lady veteran all-stars from three different generations of viewers, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Jane CurtinEmma Stone stepped up to do a spot-on impression of an old Gilda Radner‘s Roseanne Roseannadanna skit,  Melissa McCarthy literally crashed into the “Weekend Update” desk as Chris Farley  and Edward Norton emulated Stefon in a role for him I never would have saw coming.

Jane Curtain explains, there was a time when she was the only blonde newscaster on TV doing the fake news.  That she spawned a whole network now doing fake news… Fox news..

As you watched on through the show inevitably you kept on wondering were they going to reprise your favorite skits or characters during the special from over the years, King Tut, Mr. Bill, and so on. Those that stayed to the very end got a treat when Wayne’s World appeared with the now famous Mike Myers and  Dana Carvey, who perfectly reprised their characters like it was only last week.

This was some brilliant comedic creative humor I thought. If you remember the skit or the movie it was a big Schwing! They did a special SNL-themed Top 10 list, They delivered some of the night’s most memorable jokes, including an extended jab at Kayne West after telling the crowd Beck deserved his Grammy saying, “I think Beck was one of the best, even better than Beyoncé.”

Finally a great sketch showing off some of the talent found in SNL was a Martin Short, as himself, and Maya Rudolph, as Beyoncé, monologue.

Maya Rudolph nails it when  comes to Beyonce impressions, personal wind machine and all! The skit picked up as her wind machine kept blowing the smaller Martin Short off the stage. It all started with Beyoncé singing the phrase “40 Years of SNL” to the tune of “Drunk in Love,” Maya‘s fluid dance moves were impressive…

Which of these were your favorite skit?

These at least were some of my favorite skits from the SNL 40th presentation. Certainly there were dozens and dozens to chose from. What was yours?

The classic Jerry Seinfeld closing as he takes embarrassing questions from a tough celebrity crowd? Like who he thinks was the worst celebrity host? He calls on Sarah Palin who he thinks is Tina Fey…

Justin Timberlake’s and Jimmy Fallon’s monologue as they rap out many of the past famous characters on SNL?

Cowbells

Wild and Crazy guys

Richard in a box

Superstar!

Classic!

I am sure, with all this star power, it will be in syndication for the next 40 years!

What were some of your favorite moments?

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8 thoughts on “Did you see all the stars out Sunday night?

  1. Eddie Murphy was one for the awkward files, that was painful to watch. I wonder what the real story is behind it. I was too young to watch the show when it first started, but the star power on it was magnificent. Great anniversary show.

  2. Yes that tribute to Eddie was odd. I kept waiting for him to reprise a character but he didn’t. And then hailed as the savior of SNL? I didn’t quite get that either. But he had some great skits! Thanks for dropping by Ms. Apple Pie! I hope you got a chance to see some of the skits you missed here.

  3. SNL is and has been my favorite show since I started watching religiously 15 or so years ago. I started watching because I’d seen Jimmy Fallon on Rosie O’Donnell and couldn’t get over his enthusiasm. He was so genuine and once I started watching I couldn’t stop. I haven’t missed an episode in those 15 years. SNL was my dream job for such a long time….now that I’m getting older I’ve had to let that dream go a bit (Leslie Jones may have reignited that fire for me tho). I watch all the SNL specials that air over the years, but this anniversary was a little extra spectacular. My only disappointment……no Drew Barrymore. She is SNL family (and my future best friend)….I was sad to see she wasn’t there.

    Oh…and just a note about Eddie Murphy hosting while he was a cast member: It turns out (as the story goes) that Nick Nolte was drunk or hungover, and since he was there promoting “48 Hours” Lorne decided to let Eddie “host” but made the episode a cast-centered one.”

  4. Yea but what was up with Eddie on Sunday? He is so funny, can be so funny, but he was the only somber one there that night. it was almost like he was being punished or he was there against his better wishes. That was my only disappointment of the whole special. Was Drew part of the SNL? I have never known her as such. Good luck on that budding friendship! And thanks for dropping by!

  5. I only caught the first hour, but Steve Martin was brilliant! I heard Eddie Murphy was a bomb. Not the bomb. BOMBED! I guess they cut most of it!

  6. I have been a big fan of SNL since the beginning but really hardly ever watch it anymore. That’s why I was so excited to see all the old timers and skits. And I don’t know what was up with Eddie Murphy. He didn’t try to be funny. Its like they tried to honor him ‘for saving SNL’ one year. But he never tried to do anything funny. I didn’t get it. Yea Steve Martin is the Bomb. I was looking for his King Tut. He did all of 3 seconds of it. 😦 I hope you are doing great Susie! Thanks for stopping by…

  7. I will have to watch these later. Looks like fun.

  8. Ok but blog rules state if you gt out of line you must get at the end of the line a gain when you return. But since you are an award winner with an all access pass you may re-enter the line at the front when you return 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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