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1996

Becomes SNL head writer

Hired

McKay becomes head writer on the SNL staff. During this time, he and Ferrell create the recurring “Bill Brasky” sketches, which also feature Goodman and Baldwin.

We got this through simply because the first one did work really well, and everyone was going, “Are these hit characters?” But then, it was far too strange to be hit characters. But it was mainly John Goodman and Alec Baldwin are the sole reason we got to do a bunch of these ’cause every time they would show up, they would go, “Are we doing a Brasky?” And I could see Lorne and the other producers kind of roll their eyes like, “I guess we’re doing a Brasky.” That was how we got those on.

27 Jun, 2006

NBC partnership

NBC agrees to allow certain clips of its shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show to be shown on YouTube. Before this point, NBC asks that any videos with material they own be removed. Youtube co-founder Chad Hurley says:

We are delighted to work with NBC on an official basis. Bringing more entertaining and exclusive content to YouTube helps further our goal of providing the best video entertainment experience on the Internet.

11 Feb, 2012

Hosts Saturday Night Live

Hosts Show

Deschanel hosts  Saturday Night Live. She acts in several sketches including one entitled, Bein’ Quirky With Zooey Deschanel, in which she plays Mary-Kate Olsen and cast members Abby Elliot and Taran Killam play Deschanel and Michael Cera, respectively. The episode also features musical guest, pop duo Karmin.

25 Oct, 2014

SNL appearance

Azalea makes her debut appearance on Saturday Night live. Azalea performs “Fancy”, “Black Widow” and her new single “Beg for It”.

15 Feb, 2015

40th anniversary show

The show celebrates its 40th anniversary with musical guests,including Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent, ; comedians including Dan Aykroyd, Adam Sandler, Amy Poehler,; and celeebrities like Betty White, Emma Stone, Jim Carrey. Michaels:

We waited to see who RSVPed, then we started thinking about what we could do with the people we knew were coming. We’re still working on it, as more people reply.

28 Feb, 2015

Hosts Saturday Night Live

Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live, which includes a tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

For those of you who don’t know me I’m currently starring in Fifty Shades of Grey. The novel that makes you never want to touch your mother’s Kindle again.

3 Oct, 2015

SNL bartender skit

Skit

In a skit on SNL, Clinton (McKinnon) confides her concerns about the 2016 presidential race to her bartender, Val (Clinton), and sings Lean On Me.

Clinton: I’m just so darned bummed, all anyone wants to talk about is Donald Trump.
Val: Donald Trump? Isn’t he the one that says ‘you’re all losers’?

Returns to SNL

TV Appearance

Morgan returns to SNL, where he performs the opening monologue.

I was in a terrible car crash a year ago. It was awful, but it also showed me how much love and support I have in this world…People are wondering: can he speak? Does he have 100% mental capacity? But the truth is I never had 100%. In might actually be a few points higher now.

He is joined by his 30 Rock co-stars. Fey:

We’re so happy that you’re OK, but we’re even happier that you’re ready to make people laugh again.

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10 Dec, 2016

SNL spoof

Skit

McGregor is spoofed on Saturday Night Live. With WWE wrestler John Cena on board as the episode’s guest host, McGregor is played by SNL’s Moffat in a skit called Where’d Your Money Go?

25 Aug, 2017

SNL McGregor news skit

Skit

Saturday Night Live takes on the McGregor-Mayweather fight in a news skit.

I am going to drive Mayweather out of the ring, the way St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland: piss drunk, while screaming something about Jesus. All it’s going to take me to win is one punch!..I’m going to fight the Irish way, get me arse beat down, and then just get back up, and wander into the pub like nothing happened.

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