Saturday Night Live (season 24)
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|Saturday Night Live Season 24|
The Saturday Night Live title card as seen in the opening credits of the 24th season.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Original run||September 26, 1998 – May 15, 1999|
Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-fourth season during the 1998-1999 television season on NBC. The twenty-fourth season started on September 26, 1998 and ended on May 15, 1999 with 19 episodes in all (a 20th episode was planned, but was dropped due to budget cuts).
bold denotes Weekend Update anchor
|No.||#||Host(s)||Musical guest(s)||Original airdate|
|447||1||Cameron Diaz||The Smashing Pumpkins||September 26, 1998|
|448||2||Kelsey Grammer||Sheryl Crow||October 3, 1998|
Shaquille O'Neal (who was originally chosen to be the host, but backed out) appeared in two sketches: "Big Bernard," about an overgrown man who comes home late and receives a spanking by his father (played by Tracy Morgan), and "Morning Latte" as himself.My Favorite Mistake".
|449||3||Lucy Lawless||Elliott Smith||October 17, 1998|
|450||4||Ben Stiller||Alanis Morissette||October 24, 1998|
|Thank U" and "Baba".|
|451||5||David Spade||Eagle-Eye Cherry||November 7, 1998|
Brad Pitt appeared in the cold opening where David Spade visits his therapist (played by Pitt) about his overwhelming fame.Save Tonight".
|452||6||Joan Allen||Jewel||November 14, 1998|
|John Goodman made a cameo in a Suel Forrester Sketch.|
|453||7||Jennifer Love Hewitt||Beastie Boys||November 21, 1998|
|Beastie Boys performed "Three MC's and One DJ" and "Sabotage". As well, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz made a cameo appearance during the Spartan Cheerleaders sketch as Jennifer Love Hewitt's character's boyfriend.|
|454||8||Vince Vaughn||Lauryn Hill||December 5, 1998|
|Lauryn Hill performed "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Ex-Factor."|
|455||9||Alec Baldwin||Luciano Pavarotti
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
|December 12, 1998|
|Adeste Fideles." As well, Vanessa Williams appeared as a Kwanzette during Weekend Update while Tim Meadows sings a song about Kwanzaa.|
|456||10||Bill Paxton||Beck||January 9, 1999|
|Nobody's Fault but My Own" and "Tropicalia."|
|457||11||James Van Der Beek||Everlast||January 16, 1999|
|What It's Like."|
|458||12||Gwyneth Paltrow||Barenaked Ladies||February 6, 1999|
Ben Affleck cameoed in Paltrow's opening monologue.
Barenaked Ladies performed "It's All Been Done."This episode was submitted for Emmy consideration for 1998-1999 season.
|459||13||Brendan Fraser||Busta Rhymes
|February 13, 1999|
Former SNL writer/featured player Tom Davis appeared in the monologue. Other cameos include George Plimpton (after the "Shut Up and Enjoy the Ozzy" sketch) and John Goodman (as Linda Tripp during the cold open).Busta Rhymes performed "Gimme Some More" and "Tear da Roof Off."
|460||14||Bill Murray||Lucinda Williams||February 20, 1999|
Stephanie Seymour cameoed in the cold open.Lucinda Williams performed "Can't Let Go" and "2 Kool 2 Be 4-gotten."
|461||15||Ray Romano||The Corrs||March 13, 1999|
Romano's Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars, Peter Boyle and Doris Roberts, made cameo appearances during the monologue, in which Boyle discussed his time as host in the 1970s and Roberts discussed her role in My Giant.The Corrs performed "What Can I Do?" and "So Young."
|462||16||Drew Barrymore||Garbage||March 20, 1999|
|Special" and "When I Grow Up."|
|463||17||John Goodman||Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers||April 10, 1999|
Writer and future cast member Tina Fey appears as a fake audience member interrupting the host.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performed "Swingin'" and "Room at the Top."
|464||18||Cuba Gooding, Jr.||Ricky Martin||May 8, 1999|
John Goodman makes a voice only guest appearance.Ricky Martin performed "Livin' La Vida Loca."
|465||19||Sarah Michelle Gellar||Backstreet Boys||May 15, 1999|
|I Want It That Way" and "All I Have to Give."|
|1||"The Bad Boys of SNL"||September 26, 1998|
|The Roxbury Guys (Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan) host a collection of some of the wildest sketches featuring SNL's Bad Boys (Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade), who dominated the show in the early '90s. Sketches include "Total Bastard Airlines", "The Gap Girls at the Mall", "Schmitt's Gay", "Dick Clark's Receptionist", "Spade in America", and "The Dark Side with Nat X."|
|2||"The Best of Dana Carvey"||October 10, 1998|
|A collection of some of Dana Carvey's best sketches from his 6-year tenure on SNL.|
|3||"SNL Goes Commercial, Volume II"||November 28, 1998|
|Will Ferrell hosts this second collection of some of SNL's greatest commercial parodies.|
|4||"The Best of Steve Martin"||November 28, 1998|
|A collection of some of Steve Martin's best sketches from his episodes as host.|
|5||"Best of TV Parodies"||January 9, 1999|
|A compilation of some of SNL's greatest TV parodies.|
|6||"Best of Game Show Parodies"||February 20, 1999|
|A collection of some of the greatest game show parodies from SNL's history.|
|7||"The Clinton/Lewinsky Scandal"||February 27, 1999|
|Darrell Hammond hosts a compilation of skits that parodied the infamous Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Sketches include "Mac's Bar", "MSNBC: White House in Crisis", "The Ladies' Man", and "E! Impeachment Coverage."|
|8||"The Best of Mike Myers"||June 19, 1999|
|A compilation of some of the best sketches from Mike Myers' 6-year tenure on SNL. Sketches include "Wayne's World Meets Aerosmith", "Hedley & Wyche", "Sprockets: Germany's Most Disturbing Home Videos", "Coffee Talk", and "Simon."|
A Night at the Roxbury film
A Night at the Roxbury, a film based on the popular Roxbury Guys sketches, was released on October 2, 1998. Cast members Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Mark McKinney, Colin Quinn and Molly Shannon all appear in the film. The film did modestly well at the box office but was panned by critics.