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Eddie Murphy’s 10 Greatest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Characters

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

The ’80s were the Dark Ages for Saturday Night Live. After showrunner Lorne Michaels left the show at the end of the ’70s, Jean Doumanian stepped in and replaced the entire cast and writing team, which ultimately caused the show to suffer and teeter on the brink of disappointment. When Doug Ebersol replaced Doumanian, the entire cast was let go again, save for two: Joe Piscopo, and the incomparable Eddie Murphy.
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13 Great Feminist Moments in ‘Saturday Night Live’ History

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

In Saturday Night Live’s 40-year history, in terms of pure numbers, the show has been dominated by men. Male cast members nearly double the female members, and where men can have long careers, only two women have ever been with the show eight seasons or more and even fewer have gained the breakout success of their male co-stars. But the women of SNL have meant so much to us—to young women who love comedy, to girls who want to see more girls on TV, and to anyone who appreciates funny people telling funny jokes.
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15 Hilarious Times the ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Got the Giggles On Air

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

It’s funny. You’d think actors breaking character on stage would annoy audiences; however, the opposite is true for Saturday Night Live cast members. There’s something about Jimmy Fallon losing his shit during a live sketch that makes us squeal with glee. And he’s not the only SNL veteran guilty of cracking up mid-scene.
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The Top 5 Weekend Update Hosts on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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-Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

Of all the positions on Saturday Night Live, sitting behind the iconic Weekend Update desk is, perhaps, the most prestigious and sought-after. Whether working solo or partnered up with an equally funny SNL co-star, the Weekend Update anchors have kept viewers informed on current events, with the added bonus of a hilarious punchline, over the past 40 years. As we celebrate the series’ anniversary, which VH1 Classic is currently honoring with its “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon,” we picked the top five Weekend Update hosts and hosting duos. Read more…

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The 20 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Catchphrases

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-Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

Since 1975Saturday Night Live has provided us with some of the best and most iconic catchphrases that have become a part our pop culture lexicon. The show has given us one-liners that went from being repeated at the watercooler on Monday mornings to something that’s become part of our daily dialogue.

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Ranking the 15 Most Iconic ‘Saturday Night Live’ Characters

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Over the past 40 years, Saturday Night Live has introduced some of the most memorable and hilarious characters to ever grace a television set, some of which VH1 Classic will begin revisiting today with its “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon.” From Chris Kattan‘s Mango to Kenan Thompson‘s DeAndre “What’s Up With That?” Cole, simply narrowing down a list of favorites is not an easy task.
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