Saturday Night Live (season 22)
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|Saturday Night Live Season 22|
The Saturday Night Live title card as seen in the opening credits of the 22nd season.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Original run||September 28, 1996 – May 17, 1997|
|List of Saturday Night Live episodes|
Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-second season during the 1996-1997 television season on NBC. The twenty-second season began on September 28, 1996 and ended on May 17, 1997 with 20 episodes in all.
Chris Kattan was promoted to repertory status while Fred Wolf stayed as a featured player.
This season is also notable for the people who hosted. Seven of the twenty hosts were former cast members. They included Dana Carvey, Robert Downey, Jr., Phil Hartman, Chris Rock and Martin Short. Chevy Chase and Mike Myers would host later in the season. This would mark Chase's final time hosting before getting banned.
This would be the final season for Mark McKinney and Fred Wolf. Wolf would leave his position as head writer and featured player after the season's first three episodes.
- Repertory players
- Jim Breuer
- Will Ferrell
- Ana Gasteyer
- Darrell Hammond
- Chris Kattan
- Norm Macdonald
- Mark McKinney
- Tim Meadows
- Tracy Morgan
- Cheri Oteri
- Molly Shannon
- Featured players
- Colin Quinn
- Fred Wolf (final Episode: October 19, 1996)
bold denotes Weekend Update anchor
|No.||#||Host(s)||Musical guest(s)||Original airdate|
|407||1||Tom Hanks||Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers||September 28, 1996|
This episode marks the first appearance of Robert Smigel's "Saturday TV Funhouse" segment. The cartoon is the first installment of The Ambiguously Gay Duo, which originally debuted on the now-defunct sketch program The Dana Carvey Show earlier that year.
This is the first episode to feature Chris Kattan's character Mr. Peepers – the man/ape who shreds through apples.Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed "Walls (No. 3)" and an electric version of "Angel Dream (No. 2)."
|408||2||Lisa Kudrow||Sheryl Crow||October 5, 1996|
David Lander makes a cameo appearance during the cold open as Squiggy.Sheryl Crow performed "If It Makes You Happy" and "Love is a Good Thing."
|409||3||Bill Pullman||New Edition||October 19, 1996|
Fred Wolf's final episode as a cast member.New Edition performs "Hit Me Off" and "I'm Still in Love with You."
|410||4||Dana Carvey||Dr. Dre||October 26, 1996|
The "Tom Brokaw/Gerald Ford" sketch was originally performed on The Dana Carvey Show earlier that year. Dana Carvey (as Tom Brokaw) and Robert Smigel (in a voice-over role as the director) reprised their roles from the original sketch.Dr. Dre performs "Been There, Done That."
|411||5||Chris Rock||The Wallflowers||November 2, 1996|
Dana Carvey makes a cameo appearance, most notably as George H. W. Bush, who tells Norm Macdonald's Bob Dole to give up hope on the 1996 election. Carvey also appears as Charles Grodin in a parody of "The Charles Grodin Show," which features a cameo appearance by Abe Vigoda.The Wallflowers perform "One Headlight."
|412||6||Robert Downey, Jr.||Fiona Apple||November 16, 1996|
Fiona Apple performs "Shadowboxer."Evander Holyfield makes a cameo appearance as himself.
|413||7||Phil Hartman||Bush||November 23, 1996|
|Swallowed" and "Insect Kin."|
|414||8||Martin Short||No Doubt||December 7, 1996|
First appearance of the Celebrity Jeopardy! sketch.No Doubt performs "Don't Speak" and "Excuse Me Mr.."
|415||9||Rosie O'Donnell||Whitney Houston||December 14, 1996|
|Mike Judge appeared as Beavis and Butt-head on Weekend Update.|
|416||10||Kevin Spacey||Beck||January 11, 1997|
|Monty Python cast members Michael Palin and John Cleese have cameos, appearing in the cold opening as well as in select sketches (at one point, Palin announces that he is "the star of TV's Home Improvement, Tim Allen"). Near the end of the show, Cleese and Palin took over the show for one segment to perform their classic "Dead Parrot" sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.|
|417||11||David Alan Grier||Snoop Doggy Dogg||January 18, 1997|
|Snoop Dogg performs "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" and "Vapors."|
|418||12||Neve Campbell||David Bowie||February 8, 1997|
|David Bowie performs "Little Wonder" and "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)."|
|419||13||Chevy Chase||Live||February 15, 1997|
|Live performs "Lakini's Juice" and "Heropsychodreamer."|
|420||14||Alec Baldwin||Tina Turner||February 22, 1997|
Special guest appearance by Howard Stern.Tina Turner appears in the cold opening and performs "In Your Wildest Dreams" and "Proud Mary."
|421||15||Sting||Veruca Salt||March 15, 1997|
Veruca Salt performs "Shutterbug."
Sting performs "My One & Only Love."Guest appearances by Mark Hamill and Trudie Styler.
|422||16||Mike Myers||Aerosmith||March 22, 1997|
|Aerosmith performs "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" and "Nine Lives."|
|423||17||Rob Lowe||Spice Girls||April 12, 1997|
|Wannabe" and "Say You'll Be There."|
|424||18||Pamela Anderson||Rollins Band||April 19, 1997|
Anderson's then-husband, rocker Tommy Lee, appears as himself in two sketches.Rollins Band performs "Starve."
|425||19||John Goodman||Jewel||May 10, 1997|
|Jewel performs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "You Were Meant for Me."|
|426||20||Jeff Goldblum||En Vogue||May 17, 1997|
Mark McKinney's final episode as a cast member.En Vogue performs "Don't Let Go (Love)."