History Awesome / SaturdayNightLive

19th Mar '16 8:38:59 AM Hossmeister
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1st Jan '16 8:37:54 AM Peridonyx
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* The ''It's a Wonderful Life'' "lost ending" is this to anyone bitter over [[HateSink Mr. Potter]] being a KarmaHoudini in the original. Specifically, all the protagonists form a TorchesAndPitchforks mob to beat the utter crap out of him. [[spoiler:He's also revealed to be ObfuscatingDisability, so they don't even have to feel bad about beating up a cripple.]]

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* The ''It's a Wonderful Life'' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' "lost ending" is this to anyone bitter over [[HateSink Mr. Potter]] being a KarmaHoudini in the original. Specifically, all the protagonists form a TorchesAndPitchforks mob and give him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to beat the utter crap out of him. [[spoiler:He's also revealed to be ObfuscatingDisability, so they don't even have to feel bad about beating up a cripple.]]remember.
1st Jan '16 8:35:57 AM Peridonyx
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* The ''It's a Wonderful Life'' "lost ending" is this to anyone bitter over [[HateSink Mr. Potter]] being a KarmaHoudini in the original. Specifically, all the protagonists form a TorchesAndPitchforks mob to beat the utter crap out of him. [[spoiler:He's also revealed to be ObfuscatingDisability, so they don't even have to feel bad about beating up a cripple.]]
8th Dec '15 2:10:29 AM GastonRabbit
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* Will Ferrell's character pretends to have a Vietnam flashback and ends up singing (and maraca-ing) the entirety of ''Goodnight Saigon''. Violinists come in from nowhere, Green Day casually steps into the background, and by the end of the sketch Ferrell's accompanied about fifty other people (celebrities, the whole cast [at the time], previous cast members, famous hosts, one of which was Artie Lange from the original cast of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', which had reached the last episode at the time of the season 34 finale of ''SNL'') singing with perfectly straight faces and doing various ridiculous things like playing along on unplugged ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' controllers. There's the sense that everyone turned out because Ferrell's a legend they all walk offstage at the end one by one as the song tapers off. It's so overdramatic that it breaks the walls of Narmy and Silly entirely and loops back around to Epic. It's already listed on the main page as CrowningMusicOfAwesome, but this is also what a Moment of Awesome looks like.

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* Will Ferrell's character pretends to have a Vietnam flashback and ends up singing (and maraca-ing) the entirety of ''Goodnight Saigon''. Violinists come in from nowhere, Green Day casually steps into the background, and by the end of the sketch Ferrell's accompanied about fifty other people (celebrities, the whole cast [at the time], previous cast members, famous hosts, one of which was Artie Lange from the original cast of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', which had reached the last episode at the time of the season 34 finale of ''SNL'') singing with perfectly straight faces and doing various ridiculous things like playing along on unplugged ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' controllers. There's the sense that everyone turned out because Ferrell's a legend they all walk offstage at the end one by one as the song tapers off. It's so overdramatic that it breaks the walls of Narmy and Silly entirely and loops back around to Epic. It's already listed on the main page as CrowningMusicOfAwesome, SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic, but this is also what a Moment of Awesome looks like.



** And the cast tribute to her with them singing the theme song to ''TheGoldenGirls''... which starts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, before very suddenly [[MoodWhiplash whiplashing into]] a ''thrash metal'' cover of the same song, which featured cast members getting attacked by the mosh pit and Jason Sudeikis [[PassThePopcorn recording the chaos on his iPhone]].

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** And the cast tribute to her with them singing the theme song to ''TheGoldenGirls''... which starts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, before very suddenly [[MoodWhiplash whiplashing into]] a ''thrash metal'' cover of the same song, which featured cast members getting attacked by the mosh pit and Jason Sudeikis [[PassThePopcorn recording the chaos on his iPhone]].



* Horatio Sanz' tribute to Mr. Rogers after he passed away. It doubles as a {{Tearjerker}} and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as well.

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* Horatio Sanz' tribute to Mr. Rogers after he passed away. It doubles as a {{Tearjerker}} and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as well.



** Really, Fallon's performance all throughout the episode can be considered its own Crowning Moment. After so many years of people deriding him for his {{Corpsing}}, he ended up returning to participate in one of Season 37's most-acclaimed episodes. In his A.V. Club review, David Sims comments that Fallon's infectious energy that annoyed people during his tenure on the show actually served him well as a host, as it helped to spread an atmosphere of fun and excitement. It's as though Fallon's hosting allowed him to come full circle with SNL, especially when one recalls the CallForward Alec Baldwin made in 1998 (he accurately predicted (as a joke) that Fallon would host the Christmas episode of 2011). To cap it all off? Fallon won an Emmy for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" in 2012 thanks to the episode.

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** Really, Fallon's performance all throughout the episode can be considered its own Crowning Moment.Moment of Awesome. After so many years of people deriding him for his {{Corpsing}}, he ended up returning to participate in one of Season 37's most-acclaimed episodes. In his A.V. Club review, David Sims comments that Fallon's infectious energy that annoyed people during his tenure on the show actually served him well as a host, as it helped to spread an atmosphere of fun and excitement. It's as though Fallon's hosting allowed him to come full circle with SNL, especially when one recalls the CallForward Alec Baldwin made in 1998 (he accurately predicted (as a joke) that Fallon would host the Christmas episode of 2011). To cap it all off? Fallon won an Emmy for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" in 2012 thanks to the episode.
6th Dec '15 5:02:26 PM nombretomado
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** From the same episode, the Weekend Update where Creator/AmyPoehler, Creator/TinaFey, JimmyFallon and SethMeyers all go against each other in the Joke-Off. Poehler's entrance in particular generated much applause.

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** From the same episode, the Weekend Update where Creator/AmyPoehler, Creator/TinaFey, JimmyFallon and SethMeyers Creator/SethMeyers all go against each other in the Joke-Off. Poehler's entrance in particular generated much applause.
30th Oct '15 5:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* Will Ferrell's character pretends to have a Vietnam flashback and ends up singing (and maraca-ing) the entirety of ''Goodnight Saigon''. Violinists come in from nowhere, Green Day casually steps into the background, and by the end of the sketch Ferrell's accompanied about fifty other people (celebrities, the whole cast [at the time], previous cast members, famous hosts, one of which was Artie Lange from the original cast of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', which had reached the last episode at the time of the season 34 finale of ''SNL'') singing with perfectly straight faces and doing various ridiculous things like playing along on unplugged ''GuitarHero'' controllers. There's the sense that everyone turned out because Ferrell's a legend they all walk offstage at the end one by one as the song tapers off. It's so overdramatic that it breaks the walls of Narmy and Silly entirely and loops back around to Epic. It's already listed on the main page as CrowningMusicOfAwesome, but this is also what a Moment of Awesome looks like.

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* Will Ferrell's character pretends to have a Vietnam flashback and ends up singing (and maraca-ing) the entirety of ''Goodnight Saigon''. Violinists come in from nowhere, Green Day casually steps into the background, and by the end of the sketch Ferrell's accompanied about fifty other people (celebrities, the whole cast [at the time], previous cast members, famous hosts, one of which was Artie Lange from the original cast of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', which had reached the last episode at the time of the season 34 finale of ''SNL'') singing with perfectly straight faces and doing various ridiculous things like playing along on unplugged ''GuitarHero'' ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' controllers. There's the sense that everyone turned out because Ferrell's a legend they all walk offstage at the end one by one as the song tapers off. It's so overdramatic that it breaks the walls of Narmy and Silly entirely and loops back around to Epic. It's already listed on the main page as CrowningMusicOfAwesome, but this is also what a Moment of Awesome looks like.
18th Oct '15 8:42:27 AM MiscellaneousSoup
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* Staging a 30 Rock reunion when Tracy Morgan hosted.
22nd Jul '15 6:56:32 AM Swarley
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* The 40th Anniversary special.
7th Jul '15 6:06:50 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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** From the same episode, the Weekend Update where Creator/AmyPoehler, Creator/TinaFey, Fallon and Seth all go against each other in the Joke-Off. Poehler's entrance in particular generated much applause.

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** From the same episode, the Weekend Update where Creator/AmyPoehler, Creator/TinaFey, Fallon JimmyFallon and Seth SethMeyers all go against each other in the Joke-Off. Poehler's entrance in particular generated much applause.
7th Jul '15 6:05:15 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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* Season 38's season finale has one in saying goodbye to Stefon, Bill Hader's burnt-out ClubKid character and Weekend Update's city correspondent (and, by extension, Bill Hader, as he announced earlier in the week that season 38 was his last season on the show). In it, he grows tired of Seth Meyers' dismissive attitude toward his club recommendations and announces that he's getting married to "someone who loves him for him". Seth, realizing that he truly loves Stefon, sprints to the church where the wedding is taking place (a ShoutOut to ''TheGraduate''), and calls out Stefon's name. At this point, we see that Stefon's fiance is Anderson Cooper (who gets hit in the face like he did in the Digital Short where Andy Samberg and Pee-Wee Herman have a drunken night out) and that [[ContinuityNod all of Stefon's guests are the weirdos and freaks he mentioned in the past]]. Seth and Stefon proceed to escape from the wedding, with Ben Affleck (that night's host, and [[CallBack who previously hosted the first episode Stefon ever appeared in]], playing his brother) seen in the crowd cheering Hader's character on to "follow his heart". It ends with Seth and Stefon returning before the Weekend Update audience to massive cheers, embracing as Seth signs them off, while [[ContinuityPorn several recurring characters from the last few years]] (like Bobby Moynihan's [[DrunkenSong Drunk Uncle]], Kenan Thompson's [[
GratuitousFrench Jean K. Jean]], Fred Armisen as [[BlindIdiotTranslation David Paterson]], Cecily Strong's [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Girl You Wish You Hadn't Talked To At a Party]], and Jason Sudeikis' [[SatanIsGood Devil]]) shower them with rice. Truly a fine farewell to Bill Hader and his most iconic character.

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* Season 38's season finale has one in saying goodbye to Stefon, Bill Hader's burnt-out ClubKid character and Weekend Update's city correspondent (and, by extension, Bill Hader, as he announced earlier in the week that season 38 was his last season on the show). In it, he grows tired of Seth Meyers' dismissive attitude toward his club recommendations and announces that he's getting married to "someone who loves him for him". Seth, realizing that he truly loves Stefon, sprints to the church where the wedding is taking place (a ShoutOut to ''TheGraduate''), and calls out Stefon's name. At this point, we see that Stefon's fiance is Anderson Cooper (who gets hit in the face like he did in the Digital Short where Andy Samberg and Pee-Wee Herman have a drunken night out) and that [[ContinuityNod all of Stefon's guests are the weirdos and freaks he mentioned in the past]]. Seth and Stefon proceed to escape from the wedding, with Ben Affleck (that night's host, and [[CallBack who previously hosted the first episode Stefon ever appeared in]], playing his brother) seen in the crowd cheering Hader's character on to "follow his heart". It ends with Seth and Stefon returning before the Weekend Update audience to massive cheers, embracing as Seth signs them off, while [[ContinuityPorn several recurring characters from the last few years]] (like Bobby Moynihan's [[DrunkenSong Drunk Uncle]], Kenan Thompson's [[
GratuitousFrench
[[GratuitousFrench Jean K. Jean]], Fred Armisen as [[BlindIdiotTranslation David Paterson]], Cecily Strong's [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Girl You Wish You Hadn't Talked To At a Party]], and Jason Sudeikis' [[SatanIsGood Devil]]) shower them with rice. Truly a fine farewell to Bill Hader and his most iconic character.
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