Saturday Night Live: 1987-1988


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  • Dana Carvey
  • Nora Dunn
  • Phil Hartman
  • Jan Hooks
  • Victoria Jackson
  • Jon Lovitz
  • Dennis Miller
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Featuring:

  • A. Whitney Brown
  • Al Franken
  • Episodes

  • 10/17/87: Steve Martin / Sting
  • 10/24/87: Sean Penn / L.L. Cool J, Michael Penn & The Pull
  • 10/31/87: Dabney Coleman / The Cars
  • 11/14/87: Robert Mitchum / Simply Red
  • 11/21/87: Candice Bergen / Cher
  • 12/05/87: Danny DeVito / Bryan Ferry
  • 12/12/87: Angie Dickinson / Buster Poindexter, David Gilmour
  • 12/19/87: Paul Simon / Linda Ronstadt
  • 01/23/88: Robin Williams / James Taylor
  • 01/30/88: Carl Weathers / Robbie Robertson
  • 02/13/88: Justine Bateman / Terrance Trent D’Arby
  • 02/20/88: Tom Hanks / Randy Travis
  • 02/27/88: Judge Reinhold / 10,000 Maniacs
  • SummaryAfter three seasons of unstable casting decisions, returning Producer Lorne Michaels has finally brought the stride back to “Saturday Night Live”. Only three members of his 1985 cast were considered funny and popular enough to bring back for the next season, and 1986’s cast hit such a high-note with viewers that Lorne brought them all back for this season – including an upgrade for featured player Kevin “Mr. Subliminal” Nealon.

    Although no episode left viewers disappointed, the season did come to an early end due to a writer’s strike. Any other great comedy that was to surface would have to wait until the following season. The biggest disappoint of all was the news that original cast member Gilda Radner had agreed to host by season’s end, but now, because of the writer’s strike, was unable to. By the strike’s end, and the next season’s premiere, Radner had to cancel her engagement when she developed the early signs of cancer.

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    Author: Don Roy King

    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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