I really enjoyed most of the three and a half hour anniversary special. Some of the highlights- the Weekend Update tribute starring Jane Curtin, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, a new SNL Short about cast members breaking character (with several clips of Jimmy Fallon, one of the worst offenders! :p), a Wayne's World reunion with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, and Paul Simon singing "Still Crazy After All These Years". And the last bit with producer Lorne Michaels being dragged onto the stage! Also, the memorial section made me sniffle. So many of the great ones are gone- John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Charlie Rocket, Jan Hooks, and announcer Don Pardo, just to name a few.
Oh, yeah, Bradley Cooper smooching Betty White. Hilarious. I hate The Californians skits. I just don't get them.
Landshark (played by Bobby Moynihan) devouring Tina after the Weekend Update.
And the running "Jon Lovitz is dead" joke, even including him in the memorial! His Wikipedia entry has already been hacked:Jonathan Michael “Jon” Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He is best known as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. He is dead.
Wayne's World! Top Ten! Things about SNL!
Personal note- Saturday Night Live premiered the month my grandmother died. I was four. When my mom wasn't looking after her mother, she and my aunts and uncle would watch t.v., and this was one of the few things that made any of them smile.