Saturday Night Live (1975– )
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America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 36th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, ... See full summary »

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Don Roy King
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Armisen ... Various / Ringo Starr / Queen Elizabeth
Abby Elliott ... Various
Bill Hader ... Various
Seth Meyers ... Weekend Update Anchor
Bobby Moynihan ... Various
Andy Samberg ... Various / Bono / Nicolas Cage / Prince William
Jason Sudeikis ... Various
Kenan Thompson ... Various
Kristen Wiig ... Various
Vanessa Bayer ... Various
Paul Brittain ... Various
Taran Killam ... Various
Nasim Pedrad ... Various
Jay Pharoah ... Various
Elton John ... Himself - Host / Musical Guest / Various
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America's premiere sketch-comedy show returns for its 36th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig, featuring Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam, Nasim Pedrad, and Jay Pharoah. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14
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Official Site

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Weekend Update Anchor: Donald Trump, who claims to be testing the waters for a presidential bid, sparked controversy this week by demanding to see Barack Obama's birth certificate. Look, if Donald Trump wants to talk about Barack Obama's birth certificate, what do I care? Though if he loves America so much, why does he keep outsourcing the job of his wife? What bothers me is that he's getting so much attention for this fake presidential run. I know Trump thinks any publicity is good publicity, the same way he ...
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Connections

Spoofs The Lawrence Welk Show (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Feel the Love Tonight
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Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
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Barely Watchable
4 April 2011 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I have great respect for Sir Elton John CBE but I don't think he respects women judging by his opening monologue. I felt that he considers women to be nothing more than baby machines. He should have just played one of his classic hits but he didn't. He barely played anybody but himself in the sketches shown on television. Tom Hanks and Jake Gyllenhall showed up probably because of John's acting abilities or lack thereof. Look when a big celebrity can't perform in sketches on Saturday Night Live, there is a huge problem with the show. I was deeply offended and disturbed by John's tone in the monologue about his son through surrogacy. I felt that wasn't the appropriate place for making jokes about the baby. Of course, John could and should have done something else like sing a classic song since he's there anyway. Sometimes, I don't know why Saturday Night Live gets a host like Elton John who can only play and sing the piano. He could have easily been the musical guest but not host. I hope Lorne Michaels and the show do better this time with Dame Helen Mirren in the cast.


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