Live from New York, it’s (the 40th Anniversary Special of) Saturday Night!
And for one night only, New York’s hottest club is…
the SNL studio!
The special, which starts tonight at 7 on NBC, will be a three and a half hour packed Studio 8H boasting a long list of former cast mates, hosts, musical guests, and favorites of the show (including Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, and on and on). They even released an awesome app and you can now text emojis of your favorite sketches! Like stefon, above, coneheads, and more!
There are many great lists of the best ever on SNL, but here are a few of my all time favorites:
(I apologize for the short and/or bad quality of some, they didn’t have DVR in the early days!)
Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker
I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard I was actually crying real tears.
I’m So Freaking Excited
I say this to my sister almost daily, about anything.
My siblings and I quote this religiously.
Amy Poehler’s Pregnant Rap
If you haven’t already read Yes, Please, (who even are you then?) she details this event in an entire chapter and it’s so worth reading.
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin
Anything from The Lonely Island
Creating anthems for my generation and the next.
What is Love?
From which my favorite movie was born…
Granted, I may not have been old enough to watch the show for many of these, it just goes to show how awesome and generation-boundary-busting Saturday Night Live can be.
Unfortunately, the incredible people in the line up to return won’t involve some fan favorites, as they were taken too soon. But you can be damn sure they won’t be forgotten.