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Monday Morning Critic: The Best SNL Cast Ever

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by Ryan McGee February 16, 2015 @ 8:25 AM
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Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: my all-time cast of SNL.

SNL 40: The Best Moments From the Big Anniversary Special

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 15, 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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The SNL 40th Anniversary Special had a LOT going on. It was over three hours of comedy and music and stars and tributes all packed into one night. With so much going on, if you missed something, we can't say we blame you. We've covered the big items, like Celebrity Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, the new Digital Short, Wayne's World and the huge monologue, but we're here to celebrate some of the smaller moments.

SNL 40: Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg Pay Tribute to Breaking Character With New Digital Short

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by Jacob Hall February 15, 2015 @ 10:41 PM
In between all of the tributes and montages and musical performances, the SNL 40th Anniversary Special actually found time for some original content. Right after a montage celebrating the short films that have been featured on the show over the years, Zach Galifianakis took to the stage to introduce a new digital short from Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler. Unlike most of Samberg’s original shorts, which usually traded in genial silliness, this one looked inward and examined a subject that everyone who has ever been on the show should be familiar with: breaking character.

SNL 40: Wayne's World Parties On, One Last Time

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 15, 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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Schwing! With the SNL 40th Anniversary Special bringing back all their heavy hitters, you had to know that Wayne and Garth were going to come back for one more Wayne's World. We had to wait until the end of the special, but it was worth it to see their “SNL Top 10” that broke the fourth wall and was actually sweet.

SNL 40 Resurrects ‘The Californians’ and Recruits Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift and Betty White For the Cast

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by Jacob Hall February 15, 2015 @ 9:10 PM
A few key members of the SNL cast and crew must love “The Californians” because the much-derided sketch was brought back to life for the show’s star-studded 40th anniversary special. For those of us who have always enjoyed this bizarre sketch (and there are about three of us), it’s a welcome return and we will greedily drink up the angry tears of everyone else.

SNL 40 Monologue: Steve Martin, Tom Hanks and Everyone Else You Love Stops By

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by Jacob Hall February 15, 2015 @ 8:16 PM
We knew going in that the SNL 40th anniversary special would be chock-full of just about every famous person who has ever walked within spitting distance of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the opening monologue was quick to make use of this genuinely insane temporary cast of stars. Things got started on the right foot when the always-welcome Steve Martin took the stage ... but then he was joined by Tom Hanks. And then things got really crazy.

SNL 40 Brings Back ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ and Sean Connery Still Hates Alex Trebek

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 15, 2015 @ 8:02 PM
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What would a SNL 40th Anniversary Special be without Celebrity Jeopardy, one of the most popular recurring sketches of the modern SNL era. Alex Trebek was back and he brought with him some of his most frustrating contestants including Sir Sean Connery, Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett, Matthew McConaughey, Christoph Waltz, and, of course, Turd Ferguson.

SNL 40: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Rap Their Way Through 40 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 15, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
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The SNL 40th Anniversary Special started off like you thought it might with two of its most popular modern day partners, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The two took the stage for the show's cold open and sang, danced and rapped their way through 40 years of SNL history (with a few special guests, of course).

The Most Memorable ‘SNL’ Characters of the Last 40 Years

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by Britt Hayes February 13, 2015 @ 5:55 PM
To honor the 40th anniversary of SNL, we thought now would be a great time to take a look back at some of our favorite, most memorable characters from Season 1 to now. With so many classic SNL stars returning for the 40th anniversary special, and so many other great celeb friends of the show putting in a special appearance, we are properly pumped for this epic celebration. To get you in the spirit, we've put together this photo gallery of the best, most hilarious and most memorable SNL characters and sketches from the past 40 years, from Nick the Lounge Singer up to Stefon and beyond. Happy anniversary, SNL!