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The Unforgettable SNL 40 Moments Everyone Is Talking About

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Last night’s Saturday Night Live 40-year anniversary special could have moved the most soulless human to tears within seconds of witnessing Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s opening rap. A showcase of some of the greatest cast members, hosts, and musical performers to ever hop on stage in Studio 8H, it was a fittingly sincere tribute to an indelible part of pop culture. If you missed the live broadcast, you can relive some of the best moments right here. Get ready for all the feels.
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The 30 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Celebrity Impressions

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

For 40 yearsSaturday Night Live has dedicated itself to making celebrities look as ridiculous as possible—and we’re better people for it. From controversial politicians (Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin was a cultural phenomenon that took on a life of its own) to kooky journalists (“Baba Wawa,” anyone?) SNL has supplied its fair share of eerily accurate impersonations throughout the years. Sometimes we wonder if we’d be more informed if Dana Carvey actually did NBC Nightly News instead of Tom Brokaw. Just a thought.
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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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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…