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9th May '16 8:45:09 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* In the Reese Witherspoon episodes, the mothers of every current cast member (save Taran Killam and Leslie Jones) appear during the monologue and show adorable home movie footage of the comedians when they were kids (except for Kenan Thompson, which was just a clip from the movie ''The Mighty Ducks'', as Thompson has been working in TV and movies since he was a child as anyone who remembers him from ''Kenan and Kel'' and ''All That'' will attest). Continuing the trend, Colin Jost and Michael Che each read a joke from their respective mothers in Weekend Update (even though a picture of Michael Che's mother was replaced with a still of Diana Ross from the 1970s since Che's mom took too long at the salon to get a photo done).
** From the monologue: Kate [=McKinnon=] apologizing to her mom, Laura Berthold[[note]]Kate [=McKinnon=]'s real name is Kate [=McKinnon=] Berthold[[/note]] for playing the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuco/Mary-Jo Buttafuco sex scandal and shooting from the early 1990s when she was a child instead of something more traditional for girls, like princesses and "being weird." Laura then assures her daughter that she shouldn't apologize for being weird because, "weird got ya here."

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* In the Reese Witherspoon episodes, the mothers of every current cast member (save Taran Killam Killam, Jon Rudnitsky, and Leslie Jones) appear during the monologue and show adorable home movie footage of the comedians when they were kids (except for Kenan Thompson, which was just a clip from the movie ''The Mighty Ducks'', as Thompson has been working in TV and movies since he was a child as child[[note]]as anyone who remembers him from ''Kenan and Kel'' and ''All That'' will attest). attest[[/note]]). Continuing the trend, Colin Jost and Michael Che each read a joke from their respective mothers in Weekend Update (even though a picture of Michael Che's mother was replaced with a still of Diana Ross from the 1970s since Che's mom took too long at the salon to get a photo done).
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** From the monologue: Kate [=McKinnon=] apologizing to her mom, Laura Berthold[[note]]Kate [=McKinnon=]'s real name is Kate [=McKinnon=] Berthold[[/note]] for playing the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuco/Mary-Jo Buttafuco sex scandal and shooting from the early 1990s 1990s[[note]]Kate was born in 1984, so she would have been between seven and nine years old when that happened[[/note]] when she was a child instead of something more traditional for girls, like princesses and "being weird." (with Laura nodding and cringing at the memory). Kate then apologizes for being weird, but Laura assures her daughter that she shouldn't apologize for being weird because, "weird "...weird got ya here."



* The Saturday after Music/{{Prince}} passed away, instead of rerunning the Peter Dinklage episode from early April (though it did end up airing the week after this), NBC created a tribute clip show episode called ''Good Night Sweet Prince'', hosted by Creator/JimmyFallon (who looked like he was about to cry at any moment when he was telling stories about what it was like to meet Prince) and highlighting Prince's performances on the show, including his first from the infamous season six episode hosted by Charlene Tilton that ended with Charles Rocket saying "I wanna know who the fuck did it" and causing NBC to terminate Jean Doumanian and most of her cast, his performance on ''SNL'''s 15th anniversary in 1989, Prince's return to the show after 21[[note]]or 25 if you don't count the 1989 appearance[[/note]] years in 2006, never-before-seen footage of his performance at the 40th anniversary afterparty, and three installments of the recurring sketch "The Prince Show" (with Fred Armisen as Prince).

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* The Saturday after Music/{{Prince}} passed away, instead of rerunning the Peter Dinklage episode from early April (though it did end up airing the week after this), NBC created a tribute clip show episode called ''Good Night Sweet Prince'', hosted by Creator/JimmyFallon (who looked and sounded like he was about to cry at any moment when he was telling stories about what it was like to meet Prince) and highlighting Prince's performances on the show, including his first from the infamous season six episode hosted by Charlene Tilton Tilton[[note]]the one that ended with Charles Rocket saying "I wanna know who the fuck did it" after getting shot during the "Swingers Bathe a Dog" sketch and causing caused NBC to terminate Jean Doumanian and most of her cast, cast[[/note]], his performance on ''SNL'''s 15th anniversary in 1989, Prince's return to the show after 21[[note]]or 25 if you don't count the 1989 appearance[[/note]] years in 2006, never-before-seen footage of his performance at the 40th anniversary afterparty, and three installments of the recurring sketch "The Prince Show" (with Fred Armisen as Prince).Prince).
* Though it borders on CringeComedy, Pete Davidson's mom, Amy, videotaping his commentary on Weekend Update on how she needs to start dating again (as she stayed single after her husband, Scott Davidson, died during the 9/11 attacks) and trying to defend his performance on the show from trolls criticizing him on Twitter (and asking LorneMichaels to include him more) on the Brie Larson episode is very sweet.
8th May '16 7:04:48 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* The Saturday after Music/{{Prince}} passed away, TPTB dedicated an entire episode to a compilation of his performances and appearances throughout the years, including never-before-seen footage of his performance at the 40th anniversary afterparty.

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* The Saturday after Music/{{Prince}} passed away, TPTB dedicated an entire instead of rerunning the Peter Dinklage episode from early April (though it did end up airing the week after this), NBC created a tribute clip show episode called ''Good Night Sweet Prince'', hosted by Creator/JimmyFallon (who looked like he was about to a compilation of his cry at any moment when he was telling stories about what it was like to meet Prince) and highlighting Prince's performances and appearances throughout on the years, show, including his first from the infamous season six episode hosted by Charlene Tilton that ended with Charles Rocket saying "I wanna know who the fuck did it" and causing NBC to terminate Jean Doumanian and most of her cast, his performance on ''SNL'''s 15th anniversary in 1989, Prince's return to the show after 21[[note]]or 25 if you don't count the 1989 appearance[[/note]] years in 2006, never-before-seen footage of his performance at the 40th anniversary afterparty.afterparty, and three installments of the recurring sketch "The Prince Show" (with Fred Armisen as Prince).
24th Apr '16 1:36:03 PM DrOO7
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* The Saturday after Music/{{Prince}} passed away, TPTB dedicated an entire episode to a compilation of his performances and appearances throughout the years, including never-before-seen footage of his performance at the 40th anniversary afterparty.
13th Mar '16 11:11:03 AM Premonition45
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* Season 19: The last sketch on the season finale with Phil Hartman and Chris Farley singing "So Long, Farewell" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', now a HarsherInHindsight moment as both Farley and Hartman died within six months of each other in the late 90s.

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* Season 19: The last sketch on the season finale with Phil Hartman (his last episode as a castmember) and Chris Farley singing "So Long, Farewell" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', now a HarsherInHindsight moment as both Farley and Hartman died within six months of each other in the late 90s.
12th Mar '16 9:08:09 PM toongrrl1990
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* The end of this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP2cJ9x1Q1om "web exclusive" backstage video]] featuring host [[{{Series/Girls}} Lena Dunham]] and cast members Vanessa Bayer, Kate [=McKinnon=] and Aidy Bryant.

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* The end of this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP2cJ9x1Q1om [[http://www.metatube.com/en/videos/227082/Backstage-with-Lena-Dunham-SNL/ "web exclusive" backstage video]] featuring host [[{{Series/Girls}} Lena Dunham]] and cast members Vanessa Bayer, Kate [=McKinnon=] and Aidy Bryant.
18th Jan '16 1:01:13 PM DrOO7
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* Season 41: Tracy Morgan returning to the show after the car accident that nearly claimed his life (and saying that the accident showed him that he had a lot of love and support in the world, along with referring to LorneMichaels as his Obi-Wan Kenobi), with cameos from some of his ''Series/30Rock'' costars.

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* Season 41: Tracy Morgan returning to the show after the car accident that nearly claimed his life (and saying that the accident showed him that he had a lot of love and support in the world, along with referring to LorneMichaels as his Obi-Wan Kenobi), with cameos from some of his ''Series/30Rock'' ''Series/ThirtyRock'' costars.


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* From the 2000-2001 season, a parody ad for the drug ''Homocil'', intended to help parents deal with the fact that their children were showing signs of being gay. The underlying message being that parents should be loving and supportive of their kids, no matter what.
--> (voiceover)"Because it's ''your'' problem. ''Not'' theirs."
6th Jan '16 12:09:39 PM dsneybuf
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* The crossover between ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the former's leads and Wiz, and the latter's Scarecrow, gradually agree that despite the cultural differences between their respective settings of East Oz and West Oz, they can also find qualities to admire in the other Oz's respective denizens. The West Oz Scarecrow declares that East Oz has "so much [[strike:[[InnocentlyInsensitive color]]]] heart and soul", while the East Oz people commend the victory the West Oz Scarecrow and his friends accomplished in ridding their land of their Wicked Witch of the West, rumored to act even scarier than Evillene. The sketch closes with the East Oz people teaching West Oz Scarecrow how to Dab and sing "Ease On Down the Road".

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* The crossover between ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the former's leads and Wiz, and the latter's Scarecrow, gradually agree that despite the cultural differences between their respective settings of East Oz and West Oz, they can also find qualities to admire in the other Oz's respective denizens. The West Oz Scarecrow declares that East Oz has "so much [[strike:[[InnocentlyInsensitive color]]]] heart and soul", while the East Oz people commend the victory the West Oz Scarecrow and his friends accomplished in ridding their land West Oz of their its Wicked Witch of the West, rumored to act even scarier than East Oz's Evillene. The sketch closes with the East Oz people teaching the West Oz Scarecrow how to Dab and sing "Ease On Down the Road".
6th Jan '16 12:02:55 PM dsneybuf
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* The crossover between ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the former's leads and Wiz, and the latter's Scarecrow, gradually agree that despite the cultural differences between East Oz and West Oz, they can also find qualities to admire in the other Oz's respective denizens. The ''Wizard of Oz'' Scarecrow declares that East Oz (the setting of ''The Wiz Live!'') has "so much [[strike:[[InnocentlyInsensitive color]]]] heart and soul", while the ''Wiz Live!'' leads commend the victory he and his friends accomplished in ridding West Oz (the setting of ''The Wizard of Oz'') of their Wicked Witch of the West, rumored to act even scarier than Evillene. The sketch closes with the ''Wiz Live!'' stars teaching the ''Wizard of Oz'' Scarecrow how to Dab and sing "Ease On Down the Road".

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* The crossover between ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the former's leads and Wiz, and the latter's Scarecrow, gradually agree that despite the cultural differences between their respective settings of East Oz and West Oz, they can also find qualities to admire in the other Oz's respective denizens. The ''Wizard of Oz'' West Oz Scarecrow declares that East Oz (the setting of ''The Wiz Live!'') has "so much [[strike:[[InnocentlyInsensitive color]]]] heart and soul", while the ''Wiz Live!'' leads East Oz people commend the victory he the West Oz Scarecrow and his friends accomplished in ridding West Oz (the setting of ''The Wizard of Oz'') their land of their Wicked Witch of the West, rumored to act even scarier than Evillene. The sketch closes with the ''Wiz Live!'' stars East Oz people teaching the ''Wizard of Oz'' West Oz Scarecrow how to Dab and sing "Ease On Down the Road".
6th Jan '16 11:57:58 AM dsneybuf
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* Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, the cast & surprise guests Maya Rudolph & Paul McCartney close the Christmas episode of 2015 by joining Bruce Springsteen onstage for a rousing rendition of 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'.

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* The crossover between ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the former's leads and Wiz, and the latter's Scarecrow, gradually agree that despite the cultural differences between East Oz and West Oz, they can also find qualities to admire in the other Oz's respective denizens. The ''Wizard of Oz'' Scarecrow declares that East Oz (the setting of ''The Wiz Live!'') has "so much [[strike:[[InnocentlyInsensitive color]]]] heart and soul", while the ''Wiz Live!'' leads commend the victory he and his friends accomplished in ridding West Oz (the setting of ''The Wizard of Oz'') of their Wicked Witch of the West, rumored to act even scarier than Evillene. The sketch closes with the ''Wiz Live!'' stars teaching the ''Wizard of Oz'' Scarecrow how to Dab and sing "Ease On Down the Road".
* Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, the cast & surprise guests Maya Rudolph & Paul McCartney [=McCartney=] close the Christmas episode of 2015 by joining Bruce Springsteen onstage for a rousing rendition of 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'.
4th Jan '16 2:41:14 PM nombretomado
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* Season 19: The last sketch on the season finale with Phil Hartman and Chris Farley singing "So Long, Farewell" from ''TheSoundOfMusic'', now a HarsherInHindsight moment as both Farley and Hartman died within six months of each other in the late 90s.
* Season 28: The end of the Queen Latifah episode, where Horatio Sanz does a tribute to Mr. Rogers (the episode first aired around the time that Mr. Rogers died).
* Season 30: Similarly, an episode had Darrell Hammond as Rodney Dangerfield (who had recently passed away at the time of the episode's premiere) doing his "I don't get no respect" schtick for St. Peter (Horatio Sanz). Rodney thinks he has to do it to get into Heaven, but really St. Peter just wanted to hear Dangerfield's jokes just because. Oddly enough, that episode was ''also'' hosted by Queen Latifah (this time as host and musical guest; the first time she was on, she just hosted)...

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* * Season 19: The last sketch on the season finale with Phil Hartman and Chris Farley singing "So Long, Farewell" from ''TheSoundOfMusic'', ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', now a HarsherInHindsight moment as both Farley and Hartman died within six months of each other in the late 90s.
* * Season 28: The end of the Queen Latifah episode, where Horatio Sanz does a tribute to Mr. Rogers (the episode first aired around the time that Mr. Rogers died).
* * Season 30: Similarly, an episode had Darrell Hammond as Rodney Dangerfield (who had recently passed away at the time of the episode's premiere) doing his "I don't get no respect" schtick for St. Peter (Horatio Sanz). Rodney thinks he has to do it to get into Heaven, but really St. Peter just wanted to hear Dangerfield's jokes just because. Oddly enough, that episode was ''also'' hosted by Queen Latifah (this time as host and musical guest; the first time she was on, she just hosted)...
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