All the Best Parts of SNL’s 40th Anniversary Show

We know you didn’t have time for Saturday Night Live’s three and a half hour 40th anniversary show. Come watch the Cliffs Notes version so you’ll have something to talk about at work. Don’t be the one left out of conversation, sadly eating your sandwich in the corner alone. At least for a day.

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake bring out the “History of SNL” rap. This was good, but at this point, the history of rap thing is played out.

Celebrity Jeopardy comes back with Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek and guests Sean Connery played by Darrell Hammond, Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber, Jim Carrey as a spot-on Matthew McConaughey, Burt Reynolds/Turd Ferguson done by Norm MacDonald and Christoph Waltz (Taran Killam).

Auditions of SNL performers and those that didn’t make it. Notable cuts included Jim Carrey and Stephen Colbert.

The Californians’ family reunited and brought together Taylor Swift, Kristen Wiig, Betty White, Bradley Cooper, Bill Hader, supposed womanizer and sociopath Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Kerry Washington and Larraine Newman. It ended with David Spade doing the ‘buh-bye’ sketch.

All the best SNL music sketches including Dana Carvey’s Chopping Broccoli, obviously the Blues Brothers, Adams Sandler’s Opera Man and Steve Martin’s King Tut.

Eddie Murphy returned. That’s all that needs to be said.

Jerry Seinfeld did a Q&A with audience members including John Goodman, Larry David, Bob Odenkirk, James Franco, Dakota Johnson and Sarah Palin(!).

Wayne’s World returns and introduces the SNL top 10 with a tribute to producer Lorne Michaels and the crew.

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