25th Anniversary Special: 09/26/99


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September 26th, 1999



Beastie Boys with Elvis Costello

Rev. Al Green

Bill Murray

Paul Shaffer

Dan Aykroyd

Laraine Newman

Garrett Morris

Chris Rock

Tom Hanks

Garth Brooks

Jon Lovitz

Sarah Michelle Geller

James van der Beek

Christopher Walken

Victoria Jackson

Paul Simon

Chevy Chase

Martin Short

Steve Martin

David Bowie

Jerry Seinfeld

Molly Shannon

Cheri Oteri

Adam Sandler

Rob Smigel

Jim Downey

Tim Herlihy

Billy Crystal

Mike Myers

Lorne Michaels

Tim Meadows

Kevin Spacey

Jan Hooks


Steven Tyler

Candice Bergen

Lily Tomlin

David Spade

Will Ferrell

Ana Gasteyer

Dennis Miller

Norm MacDonald

Alec Baldwin

Eurythmics, greatest hits medley

Beastie Boys with Elvis Costello, “Radio, Radio”

Rev. Al Green, greatest hits medley

  • Nick the Lounge Singer

    Nick Thinblood (Bill Murray) opens for Jimmy Joe Red Sky’s (Dan Aykroyd) casino.

    Recurring Characters: Nick “Thinblood”, Jimmy Joe Red Sky.

  • Chris Rock’s Monologue

    Rock makes fun of the quality of movies made by SNL performers.

  • Schmitt’s Gay

    (Repeat) See: 09/28/91.

  • Tom Hanks Audience Q&A

    Tom Hanks unintentionally answers questions from the audience.

  • 1995-1999 Highlights

    Clips include: Spartan Cheerleaders, Roxbury Guys and The Ladies Man.

  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon introduces clips of SNL’s musical guest clips from the 70’s.

  • 70’s Musical Guest Highlights

    Clips include: Billy Preston, ABBA, The Rolling Stones and Blondie.

  • The Three Amigos

    Steve Martin and Martin Short don’t dress as Three Amigos with Chevy Chase.

  • 1975-1980 Highlights

    Clips include: Wolverines, Right To Extreme Stupidity and The French Chef.

  • John Belushi Tribute

    Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman introduce “Luck of the Irish” clip.

  • Seinfeld/Bowie

    Next week’s act, Jerry Seinfeld and David Bowie, make awkward banter.

  • The Eurythmics perform a medley of their songs

  • Gilda Radner Tribute

    Cheri Oteri and Molly Shannon introduce “Nerds Make Out” clip.

  • Adam Sandler

    Writers Rob Smigel, Jim Downey and Tim Herlihy help Adam Sandler speak.

  • 80’s Musical Guest Highlights

    Clips include: Prince, Duran Duran, Don Henley and Aerosmith.

  • Fernando

    Fernando (Bill Crystal) roasts members of SNL’s celebrity audience.

    Recurring Characters: Fernando.

  • 1980-1985 Highlights

    Clips include: Ebony & Ivory, Ed Grimley, Donny & Marie and Inside Out.

  • Dr. Evil

    Mike Myers insists that Dr. Evil isn’t based on Lorne Michaels.

  • Mike Myers

    Mike Myers recalls being the new guy in an acclamied cast.

  • 1985-1990 Highlights

    Clips include: Church Chat, Mr. Subliminal, Pat Stevens and Sweeney Sisters.

  • Phil Hartman Tribute

    1986-1990 cast introduce “Love Is A Dream” clip.

  • Sting/Steven Tyler

    Sting admits to having a decade-long orgasm during the 90’s.

  • 90’s Musical Guest Highlights

    Clips include: REM, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Nirvana, Madonna and Beck.

  • Bergen/Tomlin

    Candice Bergen and Lily Tomlin’s sitcom history dates back to hosting in the 70’s.

  • 1990-1995 Highlights

    Clips include: Chippendale’s, Richmeister, Wayne’s World and Coffee Talk.

  • Chris Farley Tribute

    David Spade introduces Paul McCartney “Chris Farley Show” clip.

  • The Culps

    Marty (Will Ferrell) and Bobbie Mohan-Culp (Ana Gasteyer) warm up audience.

    Recurring Characters: Marty Culp, Bobby Mohan-Culp.

  • Beastie Boys & Elvis Costello perform “Radio Radio”

  • Weekend Update

    Chevy Chase and Dennis Miller disagree on who’s the better Update anchor.

    Norm MacDonald wonders why he didn’t get an invitation to the anniversary.

  • Weekend Update Highlights

    Clips include: Emily Litella, Point/Counterpoint, Hollywood Minute and Operaman.

  • Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin talks about making fun of boss Lorne Michaels.

  • TV Funhouse

    Lorne Michaels bores audience, hawks merchandise and sings of his greatness.

  • Meadows/Morris

    Tim Meadows and Garrett Morris talk about the black man’s role on SNL.

  • Rev. Al Green performs a greatest hits medley

  • Cast Photo

    Dan Aykroyd organizes the studio audience for an official cast photo.

    SNL Transcripts

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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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