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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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The 10 Raciest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Moments of All Time

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– Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th anniversary on February 15, and VH1 Classic is throwing the marathon of a lifetime. Beginning tomorrow, the network will air “SNL Rewind: 2015- 1975 Mega Marathon,” which will feature 433 hours of episodes, over the course of 19 days (Jan. 28-Feb. 15). Basically, if you’re an SNL stan, clear your schedule, because this is your wet dream come true.
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Underused ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Members Who Blew Up

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-Additional updates by Tara Aquino

Forty years in, Saturday Night Live has become known for producing comedy superstars like Kristen Wiig, Eddie Murphy, and John Belushi. But what about the Not Ready For Primetime Players who never got their moment in the spotlight on the veritable sketch show? For every Kate McKinnon that explodes, there are the Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelans who never got to show us the depths of their talent.

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Pete Davidson and the Youngest Cast Members to Join Saturday Night Live

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On Saturday, Sept. 19, NBC’s long-running sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live, returns for its 40th season with Chris Pratt hosting the series opener and a few new faces on the team. This year, Best Week Ever alum Michael Che and Pete Davidson are the two newest members to join the cast. At the age of 20, Davidson is the fourth youngest cast member to appear on SNL behind some big names (Anthony Michael Hall, Eddie Murphy, and Robert Downey, Jr.)

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