45 Years Ago: The Nerds Make Suitably Graceless ‘SNL’ Debut
Bill Murray and Gilda Radner starred as two of the show's earliest recurring characters.
45 Years Ago: Giant Lobsters Destroy ‘Saturday Night Live’
One of the weirdest and most format-breaking sketches in show's history was based on a real event.
45 Years Ago: A Chicago Diner Inspires Popular ‘SNL’ Sketch
"Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger … "
40 Years Ago: A Banned Andy Kaufman Gets One More ‘SNL’ Chance
Comedian's final appearance came via a real commercial aired during "Weekend Update."
Revisiting Mel Brooks’ Juvenile Epic ‘History of the World: Part I’
The 1981 film ended with a parting gag promising a second part. More than 40 years later, it arrived.
‘The Ben Stiller Show': Where Are They Now?
You may recognize some of the names from the short-lived TV series.
45 Years Ago: Sex Pistols Miss ‘SNL’ Gig Due to Legal Problems
It led to one of the most famous musical moments in the show's history.
When Norm Macdonald Unknowingly Hosted His Last ‘Weekend Update’
Nobody knew the 'SNL' newsreader would be fired during the show's holiday break.
25 Years Ago: Chris Farley’s Last ‘SNL’ Appearance Before His Death
Former cast member returned to host less than two months before he died.
When Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo Teamed Up to Take Down ‘Ebony and Ivory’
Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra give new spin on Paul McCartney's hit song.
How Steve Martin Hassled Hollywood in ‘Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid’
Classic noir films are given new life in Carl Reiner's 1982 comedy.
40 Years Ago: CBS Yanks the Plug on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
"Up and Down the Dial" marked final outing, as staff fought owner over station's rock 'n' roll format.
40 Years Ago: Elton John and Johnny Cash Trade Outfits on ‘SNL’
Country legend hosted odd episode during one of the show's most difficult seasons.
How Gilbert Gottfried Thrived During ‘SNL”s Worst Season
Brief but notable tenure gave late comedian plenty of great stories.
40 Years Ago: Richard Pryor Perfects Stand-Up on ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’
Legendary comic's 1982 concert film set standard for the big screen.
40 Years Ago: John Belushi’s Death Shocks the Comedy World
Comedian was found dead on March 5, 1982.