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  Season 31: 2005-2006


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Starring:

  • Fred Armisen

  • Rachel Dratch

  • Tina Fey

  • Will Forte

  • Darrell Hammond

  • Seth Meyers

  • Finesse Mitchell

  • Chris Parnell

  • Amy Poehler

  • Maya Rudolph

  • Horatio Sanz

  • Kenan Thompson

    Featuring:

  • Bill Hader

  • Andy Samberg

  • Jason Sudeikis

  • Kristen Wiig (first: 11/12/05)

  • Writers:

  • Doug Abeles

  • James Anderson

  • Alex Baze

  • Liz Cackowski

  • Tina Fey

  • Charlie Grandy

  • Steve Higgins

  • Colin Jost

  • Erik Kenward

  • John Lutz

  • Seth Meyers

  • Lorne Michaels

  • Matt Murray

  • Paula Pell

  • Akiva Schaffer

  • Frank Sebastiano

  • T. Sean Shannon

  • Robert Smigel

  • JB Smoove

  • Emily Spivey

  • Andrew Steele

  • Jorma Taccone

  • Bryan Tucker

  • Episodes
  • 10/01/05: Steve Carell / Kanye West

  • 10/08/05: Jon Heder / Ashlee Simpson

  • 10/22/05: Catherine Zeta Jones / Franz Ferdinand

  • 10/29/05: Lance Armstrong / Sheryl Crow

  • 11/12/05: Jason Lee / Foo Fighters

  • 11/19/05: Eva Longoria / Korn

  • 12/03/05: Dane Cook / James Blunt

  • 12/10/05: Alec Baldwin / Shakira

  • 12/17/05: Jack Black / Neil Young

  • 01/14/06: Scarlett Johansson / Death Cab For Cutie

  • 01/21/06: Peter Sarsgaard / The Strokes

  • 02/04/06: Steve Martin / Prince

  • 03/04/06: Natalie Portman / Fall Out Boy

  • 03/11/06: Matt Dillon / Arctic Monkeys

  • 04/08/06: Antonio Banderas / Mary J. Blige

  • 04/15/06: Lindsay Lohan / Pearl Jam

  • 05/06/06: Tom Hanks / Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • 05/13/06: Julia Louis-Dreyfus / Paul Simon

  • 05/20/06: Kevin Spacey / Nelly Furtado


  • Summary
    Despite reports that "Saturday Night Live" would undergo changes in advent of its 31st season, the atmosphere was left relatively untouched, with only featured performer Rob Riggle's absence a noticeable difference. Finesse Mitchell and Kenan Thompson are upgraded to full cast member status, making way for newcomers Bill Hader and Andy Samberg as the season's newest featured performers. Hader would quickly win the audience over with his talents as SNL's fresh-faced impressionist, while Samberg would slowly gain notice through the use of SNL's Digital Short segment with the help of his buddies from thelonelyisland.com. Meanwhile, Jason Sudeikis, a writer who joined the show as a featured player toward the end of last season, firmly established himself as a key player in numerous sketches. Newcomer Kristin Wiig would also join the featured cast by the season's fifth episode, making her presence known immediately, demonstrating "SNL"'s ability to revive itself with fresh performers. Absent from the first two episodes of the season, Tina Fey quickly returned to "SNL" after giving birth to her first child, while a very visibly pregnant Maya Rudolph returned for the season premiere, then went off on an extended maternity leave. Fey would finally leave "SNL" by season's end, along with Rachel Dratch, to star in NBC's prime-time series, "30 Rock", which would parody the behind-the-scenes goings-on of Studio 8-H. To celebrate its latest anniversary, "Saturday Night Live" begins airing in high-definition.


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