This weekend, the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special will air on NBC–so don’t forget to set your DVRs or tune in to watch.
The 3-hour event airs this Sunday, February 15th at 8pm EST and will feature special guest appearances from Justin Timberlake, Robert De Niro, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Wiig, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Kanye West, Betty White, Paul McCartney, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Paul Simon, Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, Kerry Washington, James Franco Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Garrett Morris, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, David Spade, Fred Armisen, Norm Macdonald and more. (Every former cast member, musical guest and host was invited!)
The Today show anchors will host a “SNL 40th Red Carpet Live” broadcast at 7pm before the show–not sure exactly how that will play out (“Alec Baldwin–what are you wearing?!“). And on Saturday night, the first-ever episode of the show from 1975 with comedian George Carlin as host and Billy Preston and Janis Ian as musical guests will air at 11:30pm. Big weekend for SNL!!
Here are some of my favorite skits of all time to get you pumped: