By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer|
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake introduced the 40th Anniversary Special of Saturday Night Live (SNL), with a montage medley of famous catch phrases throughout the historic television series like “schweddy balls” and “d**k in a box.”
The special started with a live red-carpet event which included, Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Palin, Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Paul Simon, Alec Baldwin, Amy Poehler, and many more.
The exclusive audience was made up of past and present cast members, special guest hosts, and unforgettable musical performing artists.
Lorne Michaels, SNL’s producer, even made an appearance at the event.
The television series, which broadcasts every Saturday night on NBC, has been a staple in America’s comedic entertainment ever since 1975.
One of the night’s most interesting moments was when clips were played from different auditions.
It included favorites such as Phil Hartman, Seth Meyers, and Gilda Radner.
It also included those who auditioned but didn’t make the cut like Stephen Colbert and Kevin Hart.
Music performances by Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West took place throughout the special.
West started his performance laying flat on the stage.
This made for a different moment of visual excitement to the special.
My favorite part of the show was Maya Rudolph doing an outstanding impression of the one and only Beyonce.
She showed us exactly what SNL is all about and what it is known for, keeping people entertained and creating non-stop laughs.
It was entertaining to see Jane Curtin, Fey, and Poehler get together and perform “Weekend Update.”
What came back funnier than ever was “The Californians” skit with originals like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer, and special guest Bradley Cooper, Swift, White, Kerry Washington, and Laraine Newman, which added a special twist.
What was funniest and caught me off guard was at the end of the skit when White and Cooper made out, which also definitely surprised the audience.
For most viewers that keep up with SNL, the 40th Anniversary Special was a recap of highlights, performances, popular skits, and popular hosts over the years.
For viewers who are not too familiar with the show, it was still a good laugh.
If you didn’t catch SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special, then you definitely missed out. It was definitely the topic of conversation and something worth watching.