Saturday Night Live (season 14)
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The Saturday Night Live title card as seen in the opening credits of the 14th season.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Original run||October 8, 1988 – May 20, 1989|
Saturday Night Live aired its fourteenth season during the 1988 - 1989 television season on NBC. The season began on October 8, 1988, and ended on May 20, 1989. 20 episodes were produced. Before the start of the season, no changes were made to the cast. However, as the season progressed Lorne Michaels would hire two new people to the cast: Mike Myers and Ben Stiller, who joined the show midseason as featured players. Stiller had actually appeared on the show before; his film made it onto the show in the episode hosted by Charlton Heston in 1987. This was the only season of the show for Stiller. After being on the show for five episodes, Stiller left the show due to creative differences with Michaels.
This season notably saw the second death of an original cast member, Gilda Radner, who died on the day of the season finale from ovarian cancer. In memory of Radner, Steve Martin showed a clip from the famous "Dancing in the Dark" sketch from the 1978 episode hosted by Martin himself (with The Blues Brothers as musical guests) as part of his monologue.
bold denotes Weekend Update anchor
|No.||#||Host(s)||Musical guest(s)||Original airdate|
|247||1||Tom Hanks||Keith Richards||October 8, 1988|
Jim Downey appears as Paul McElroy in the "First Citywide Change Bank" sketches.Keith Richards performs "Take It So Hard" and "Struggle".
|248||2||Matthew Broderick||The Sugarcubes||October 15, 1988|
|Conan O'Brien in which the word penis is mentioned 43 times.|
|249||3||John Larroquette||Randy Newman
|October 22, 1988|
|Dana Carvey appears as Dennis Miller on Weekend Update.|
|250||4||Matthew Modine||Edie Brickell and New Bohemians||November 5, 1988|
|Morton Downey Jr.|
|251||5||Demi Moore||Johnny Clegg & Savuka||November 12, 1988|
|Kirsten Dunst appears in the cold opening as one of George Bush's (Dana Carvey) grandchildren.|
|252||6||John Lithgow||Tracy Chapman||November 19, 1988|
|Tracy Chapman performs Mountain o' Things, Freedom Now, and Baby, Can I Hold You.|
|253||7||Danny DeVito||The Bangles||December 3, 1988|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.|
|254||8||Kevin Kline||Bobby McFerrin||December 10, 1988|
|Roy Orbison, the musical guest of the 1986-1987 season finale, who died on December 6.|
|255||9||Melanie Griffith||Little Feat||December 17, 1988|
|256||10||John Malkovich||Anita Baker||January 21, 1989|
|Mike Myers' first episode as a cast member.|
|257||11||Tony Danza||John Hiatt||January 28, 1989|
|258||12||Ted Danson||Luther Vandross||February 11, 1989|
|Luther Vandross perform She Won't Talk To Me and For You to Love|
|259||13||Leslie Nielsen||Cowboy Junkies||February 18, 1989|
The first "Wayne's World" sketch appears in this episode.Guest appearances by Cheryl Tiegs, Beverly Johnson, and Kim Alexis.
|260||14||Glenn Close||Gipsy Kings||February 25, 1989|
|261||15||Mary Tyler Moore||Elvis Costello||March 25, 1989|
Ben Stiller's first episode as a cast member.This episode marks the debut of Sprockets featuring Mike Myers as Dieter.
|262||16||Mel Gibson||Living Colour||April 1, 1989|
|263||17||Dolly Parton||Dolly Parton||April 15, 1989|
|Dolly Parton perform Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That and White Limozeen.|
|264||18||Geena Davis||John Cougar Mellencamp||April 22, 1989|
|John Cougar Mellencamp perform Pop Singer and Jackie Brown.|
|265||19||Wayne Gretzky||Fine Young Cannibals||May 13, 1989|
Guest appearance by Janet Jones.
Sketches include: Jimmy Carter in Panama, Wayne Gretzky open, Sleepytime Sewer Rats (commercial parody), Anal Retentative Sportsman, Wayne's World, Waikiki Hockey, closing credits.This episode was released as part of the three-episode "Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition" VHS (1992).
|266||20||Steve Martin||Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers||May 20, 1989|
In the opening monologue, Steve Martin visibly struggles to hold back tears as he paid tribute to Gilda Radner, who had died of cancer on the afternoon before the broadcast. Martin and Radner's "Dancing in the Dark" sketch, originally shown in episode 64 in 1978, was also offered in tribute.
Ben Stiller's final episode as a cast member.Guest appearance by Paulina Porizkova.