SummaryA renaissance of comedy! Lorne Michaels returned as Producer of “Saturday Night Live” at the start of the 1985 season, but the results weren’t up to par. Lorne insisted that NBC give him one more chance to revive “SNL” before pulling the plug on it for good. “And, what can I tell you..?” The new faces elevated the show to higher points than its glory days an even-decade earlier.
Nora Dunn, Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller carried over from the previous season, and the new faces of Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks and Victoria Jackson gave the show new life, with odd characters and sinister impersonations of celebrities, politicians and people in the news. Phil Hartman is the chameleon of the new season, with Dana Carvey performing gonzo portrayals of real people. Jon Lovitz is still a liar, and Dennis Miller is still an anchorman, hosting the hippest “Weekend Update” of the eighties (Sorry, Charlie!).
Watch “SNL” this season, and you’ll watch the show rediscover itself!
Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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