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My Fave 40 for SNL 40

As Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years, everyone has their list of “THE TEN BEST SKETCHES” or “The Top Five Cast Members” or “The Worst Hosts Ever!”  Well, I can’t do that, but I will share my favorite sketches, cast members and hosts– perhaps not objectively the best or funniest, but I’ve certainly enjoyed them. And I hope you enjoy them too!

My favorite SNL sketches– not all of them, but 40 of my favorites. Not just the classics or the best ones, just my favorites in no particular order.

1. Nuni and Nuni Shoener- Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph

2. The Falconer- Will Forte

3. Debbie Downer- Rachel Dratch

4. Weekend Update- Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey

5. Taco Town- Andy Samberg, others

6. I Ran So Far- Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Adam Levine

7. Summer Lovin- SNL Cast

8. Stefon- Bill Hader, Seth Meyers

9. Two Inches- Steve Martin, Will Forte

10. Barry Gibb Talk Show- Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon

11. SNL Monologue- Taylor Swift

12. Spartan Cheerleaders- Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri

13. Gilly- Kristen Wiig, Will Forte

14. Alec Baldwin vs Steve Martin

15. Wake Up And Smile- Will Ferrell, Nancy Wallis, David Alan Greer

16. Penelope- Kristen Wiig

17. Tim Calhoun- Will Forte

18. The Culps- Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer

19. Cowbell- Wil Ferrell, Christopher Walken, Jimmy Fallon, others

20. Boombox- Andy Samberg

21. Simmer Down- Cheri Oteri, Tobey McGuire

22. Lazy Sunday- Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell

23. Celebrity Jeopardy- Will Ferrell, Norm MacDonald, Darrell Hammond, others

24. Inside the Actor’s Studio- Will Ferrell

25. Protest Song- Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie Protest Song from Michael Dewey on Vimeo.

26. The Tangent- Fred Armisen

27. That’s When You Break- Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg

28. Dear Sister- Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Shia LeBouf, others

29. Hero Song- Andy Samberg

30. Don’t Buy Stuff- Amy Poehler, Chris Parnell, Steve Martin

31. Disney Vault- Robert Smigel

32. Election 2008- SNL Cast, Politicians

33. Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals- Andy Samberg

34. Tina Tina Cheneuse- Jenny Slate

35. Baby Boss- Beck Bennet

36. Roxbury- Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Jim Carrey

Night At The Roxbury: What is love: Jim Carrey from Valera Kibiks on Vimeo.

37. Chandelier Parody- Jim Carrey, Kate McKinnon

38. SNL Monologue- Zach Galifianakis

39. Jacob Silj- Will Ferrell

40. SNL40- SNL Cast– I really enjoyed the anniversary show, even when it was slow and felt bloated. Just plain fun.


These are my favorite SNL cast members and hosts over the years– not in a specific order, but the first few are certainly my favorite favorites.

  1. Tina Fey
  2. Amy Poehler
  3. Jimmy Fallon
  4. Will Ferrell
  5. Kristen Wiig
  6. Justin Timberlake
  7. Alec Baldwin
  8. Bill Murray
  9. Steve Martin
  10. Rachel Dratch
  11. Andy Samberg
  12. Norm MacDonald
  13. Christopher Walken
  14. Bill Hader
  15. Kenan Thompson
  16. Fred Armisen
  17. Adam Sandler
  18. Maya Rudolph
  19. Gilda Radner
  20. Kate McKinnon
  21. Darrell Hammond
  22. Chris Farley
  23. Cecily Strong
  24. Rachel Dratch
  25. Martin Short
  26. John Belushi
  27. Jan Curtin
  28. Molly Shannon
  29. Mike Myers
  30. Nasim Pedrad
  31. Bobby Moynihan
  32. Jason Sudeikis
  33. Will Forte
  34. Horatio Sanz
  35. Seth Meyers
  36. Chris Kattan
  37. Cheri Oteri
  38. Eddie Murphy
  39. Chevy Chase
  40. Phil Hartman
Obviously I have more interest in the 1990s-2000s, probably because that’s when I first became interested in the show. I wonder if that’s how it is for most people… Not exactly loving who they have now, but only time will tell.
What about you? What/Who are your favorites?

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