List of Saturday Night Live episodes

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Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a late-night sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. It premiered on NBC, a terrestrial television network, on October 11, 1975 under the title NBC's Saturday Night. The show often satirizes contemporary American popular culture and politics. Saturday Night Live features a two-tiered cast: the repertory members, also known as the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players," and newer cast members, known as "Featured Players." Each week, the show features a host, often a well-known celebrity, who delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast. A musical guest is also invited to perform several sets (usually two, and occasionally more). Every so often a host or musical guest will fill both roles, such as was the case with Britney Spears in 2000 and 2002, Jennifer Lopez in 2001 and 2010, Justin Timberlake in 2003, 2006 and 2013, Taylor Swift in 2009, Bruno Mars in 2012, Lady Gaga in 2013, Drake in 2014 and 2016, Miley Cyrus in 2013 and 2015, Blake Shelton in 2015, and Ariana Grande in 2016. With the exception of Season 7 and several other rare cases, the show has begun with a cold open that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest running network programs in American television history, with over 800 episodes broadcast over the span of 42 seasons. A number of the show's sketches have been developed into feature films, including The Blues Brothers, Wayne's World, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, Coneheads and MacGruber.

Seasons 1 through 5 are available on DVD in Region 1. Various Saturday Night Live sketches are available in several new media formats, including streaming on Hulu and Netflix. Selected sketches and segments are also available for purchase at the iTunes Store to download and playback on home computers and certain iPod and iPhone models.

Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 · Specials · References

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 24 October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11) July 31, 1976 (1976-07-31)
2 22 September 18, 1976 (1976-09-18) May 21, 1977 (1977-05-21)
3 20 September 24, 1977 (1977-09-24) May 20, 1978 (1978-05-20)
4 20 October 7, 1978 (1978-10-07) May 26, 1979 (1979-05-26)
5 20 October 13, 1979 (1979-10-13) May 24, 1980 (1980-05-24)
6 13 November 15, 1980 (1980-11-15) April 11, 1981 (1981-04-11)
7 20 October 3, 1981 (1981-10-03) May 22, 1982 (1982-05-22)
8 20 September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25) May 14, 1983 (1983-05-14)
9 19 October 8, 1983 (1983-10-08) May 12, 1984 (1984-05-12)
10 17 October 6, 1984 (1984-10-06) April 13, 1985 (1985-04-13)
11 18 November 9, 1985 (1985-11-09) May 24, 1986 (1986-05-24)
12 20 October 11, 1986 (1986-10-11) May 23, 1987 (1987-05-23)
13 13 October 17, 1987 (1987-10-17) February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)
14 20 October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08) May 20, 1989 (1989-05-20)
15 20 September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30) May 19, 1990 (1990-05-19)
16 20 September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29) May 18, 1991 (1991-05-18)
17 20 September 28, 1991 (1991-09-28) May 16, 1992 (1992-05-16)
18 20 September 26, 1992 (1992-09-26) May 15, 1993 (1993-05-15)
19 20 September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25) May 14, 1994 (1994-05-14)
20 20 September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24) May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)
21 20 September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30) May 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)
22 20 September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28) May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)
23 20 September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27) May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
24 19 September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26) May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)
25 20 October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02) May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)
26 20 October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)
27 20 September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29) May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)
28 20 October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05) May 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)
29 20 October 4, 2003 (2003-10-04) May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15)
30 20 October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02) May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21)
31 19 October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01) May 20, 2006 (2006-05-20)
32 20 September 30, 2006 (2006-09-30) May 19, 2007 (2007-05-19)
33 12 September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29) May 17, 2008 (2008-05-17)
34 22 September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13) May 16, 2009 (2009-05-16)
35 22 September 26, 2009 (2009-09-26) May 15, 2010 (2010-05-15)
36 22 September 25, 2010 (2010-09-25) May 21, 2011 (2011-05-21)
37 22 September 24, 2011 (2011-09-24) May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19)
38 21 September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18)
39 21 September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) May 17, 2014 (2014-05-17)
40 21 September 27, 2014 (2014-09-27) May 16, 2015 (2015-05-16)
41 21 October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03) May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21)
42 TBA October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01) TBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1975–76)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
1 1 George Carlin Billy Preston & Janis Ian October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11)
2 2 Paul Simon Randy Newman, Phoebe Snow, Art Garfunkel & Jessy Dixon Singers October 18, 1975 (1975-10-18)
3 3 Rob Reiner none October 25, 1975 (1975-10-25)
4 4 Candice Bergen Esther Phillips November 8, 1975 (1975-11-08)
5 5 Robert Klein ABBA & Loudon Wainwright III November 15, 1975 (1975-11-15)
6 6 Lily Tomlin Tomlin with Howard Shore & the All Nurse Band November 22, 1975 (1975-11-22)
7 7 Richard Pryor Gil Scott-Heron December 13, 1975 (1975-12-13)
8 8 Candice Bergen Martha Reeves & The Stylistics December 20, 1975 (1975-12-20)
9 9 Elliott Gould Anne Murray January 10, 1976 (1976-01-10)
10 10 Buck Henry Bill Withers & Toni Basil January 17, 1976 (1976-01-17)
11 11 Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Neil Sedaka January 24, 1976 (1976-01-24)
12 12 Dick Cavett Jimmy Cliff January 31, 1976 (1976-01-31)
13 13 Peter Boyle Al Jarreau February 14, 1976 (1976-02-14)
14 14 Desi Arnaz Desi Arnaz & Desi Arnaz, Jr. February 21, 1976 (1976-02-21)
15 15 Jill Clayburgh Leon Redbone & The Idlers February 28, 1976 (1976-02-28)
16 16 Anthony Perkins Betty Carter March 13, 1976 (1976-03-13)
17 17 Ron Nessen Patti Smith April 17, 1976 (1976-04-17)
18 18 Raquel Welch Phoebe Snow & John Sebastian April 24, 1976 (1976-04-24)
19 19 Madeline Kahn Carly Simon May 8, 1976 (1976-05-08)
20 20 Dyan Cannon Leon and Mary Russell May 15, 1976 (1976-05-15)
21 21 Buck Henry Gordon Lightfoot & Garrett Morris May 22, 1976 (1976-05-22)
22 22 Elliott Gould Leon Redbone, Harlan Collins & Joyce Everson May 29, 1976 (1976-05-29)
23 23 Louise Lasser Preservation Hall Jazz Band July 24, 1976 (1976-07-24)
24 24 Kris Kristofferson Rita Coolidge July 31, 1976 (1976-07-31)

Season 2 (1976–77)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
25 1 Lily Tomlin James Taylor September 18, 1976 (1976-09-18)
26 2 Norman Lear Boz Scaggs September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25)
27 3 Eric Idle Joe Cocker & Stuff October 2, 1976 (1976-10-02)
28 4 Karen Black John Prine October 16, 1976 (1976-10-16)
29 5 Steve Martin Kinky Friedman October 23, 1976 (1976-10-23)
30 6 Buck Henry The Band October 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)
31 7 Dick Cavett Ry Cooder November 13, 1976 (1976-11-13)
32 8 Paul Simon Paul Simon & George Harrison November 20, 1976 (1976-11-20)
33 9 Jodie Foster Brian Wilson November 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)
34 10 Candice Bergen Frank Zappa with Don Pardo as "The Slime" December 11, 1976 (1976-12-11)
35 11 Ralph Nader George Benson January 15, 1977 (1977-01-15)
36 12 Ruth Gordon Chuck Berry January 22, 1977 (1977-01-22)
37 13 Fran Tarkenton Leo Sayer
Donny Harper
January 29, 1977 (1977-01-29)
38 14 Steve Martin The Kinks February 26, 1977 (1977-02-26)
39 15 Sissy Spacek Richard Baskin March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12)
40 16 Broderick Crawford Levon Helm
Dr. John
The Meters
March 19, 1977 (1977-03-19)
41 17 Jack Burns Santana March 26, 1977 (1977-03-26)
42 18 Julian Bond Tom Waits
Brick
April 9, 1977 (1977-04-09)
43 19 Elliott Gould McGarrigle Sisters
Roslyn Kind
April 16, 1977 (1977-04-16)
44 20 Eric Idle Alan Price
Neil Innes
April 23, 1977 (1977-04-23)
45 21 Shelley Duvall Joan Armatrading May 14, 1977 (1977-05-14)
46 22 Buck Henry Jennifer Warnes
Kenny Vance
May 21, 1977 (1977-05-21)

Season 3 (1977–78)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
47 1 Steve Martin Jackson Browne September 24, 1977 (1977-09-24)
48 2 Madeline Kahn Taj Mahal October 8, 1977 (1977-10-08)
49 3 Hugh Hefner Libby Titus October 15, 1977 (1977-10-15)
50 4 Charles Grodin Paul Simon October 29, 1977 (1977-10-29)
51 5 Ray Charles Ray Charles November 12, 1977 (1977-11-12)
52 6 Buck Henry Leon Redbone November 19, 1977 (1977-11-19)
53 7 Mary Kay Place Willie Nelson December 10, 1977 (1977-12-10)
54 8 Miskel Spillman Elvis Costello December 17, 1977 (1977-12-17)
55 9 Steve Martin Randy Newman, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band January 21, 1978 (1978-01-21)
56 10 Robert Klein Bonnie Raitt January 28, 1978 (1978-01-28)
57 11 Chevy Chase Billy Joel February 18, 1978 (1978-02-18)
58 12 O. J. Simpson Ashford and Simpson February 25, 1978 (1978-02-25)
59 13 Art Garfunkel Stephen Bishop March 11, 1978 (1978-03-11)
60 14 Jill Clayburgh Eddie Money March 18, 1978 (1978-03-18)
61 15 Christopher Lee Meat Loaf March 25, 1978 (1978-03-25)
62 16 Michael Palin Eugene Record April 8, 1978 (1978-04-08)
63 17 Michael Sarrazin Keith Jarrett April 15, 1978 (1978-04-15)
64 18 Steve Martin The Blues Brothers April 22, 1978 (1978-04-22)
65 19 Richard Dreyfuss Jimmy Buffett, Gary Tigerman May 13, 1978 (1978-05-13)
66 20 Buck Henry Sun Ra May 20, 1978 (1978-05-20)

Season 4 (1978–79)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
67 1 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones October 7, 1978 (1978-10-07)
68 2 Fred Willard Devo October 14, 1978 (1978-10-14)
69 3 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa October 21, 1978 (1978-10-21)
70 4 Steve Martin Van Morrison November 4, 1978 (1978-11-04)
71 5 Buck Henry Grateful Dead November 11, 1978 (1978-11-11)
72 6 Carrie Fisher The Blues Brothers November 18, 1978 (1978-11-18)
73 7 Walter Matthau none December 2, 1978 (1978-12-02)
74 8 Eric Idle Kate Bush December 9, 1978 (1978-12-09)
75 9 Elliott Gould Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger December 16, 1978 (1978-12-16)
76 10 Michael Palin The Doobie Brothers January 27, 1979 (1979-01-27)
77 11 Cicely Tyson Talking Heads February 10, 1979 (1979-02-10)
78 12 Ricky Nelson Judy Collins February 17, 1979 (1979-02-17)
79 13 Kate Jackson Delbert McClinton February 24, 1979 (1979-02-24)
80 14 Gary Busey Eubie Blake & Gregory Hines
Gary Busey with Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield
March 10, 1979 (1979-03-10)
81 15 Margot Kidder The Chieftains March 17, 1979 (1979-03-17)
82 16 Richard Benjamin Rickie Lee Jones April 7, 1979 (1979-04-07)
83 17 Milton Berle Ornette Coleman April 14, 1979 (1979-04-14)
84 18 Michael Palin James Taylor May 12, 1979 (1979-05-12)
85 19 Maureen Stapleton Linda Ronstadt
Phoebe Snow
May 19, 1979 (1979-05-19)
86 20 Buck Henry Bette Midler May 26, 1979 (1979-05-26)

Season 5 (1979–80)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
87 1 Steve Martin Blondie October 13, 1979 (1979-10-13)
88 2 Eric Idle Bob Dylan October 20, 1979 (1979-10-20)
89 3 Bill Russell Chicago November 3, 1979 (1979-11-03)
90 4 Buck Henry Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers November 10, 1979 (1979-11-10)
91 5 Bea Arthur The Roches November 17, 1979 (1979-11-17)
92 6 Howard Hesseman Randy Newman December 8, 1979 (1979-12-08)
93 7 Martin Sheen David Bowie December 15, 1979 (1979-12-15)
94 8 Ted Knight Desmond Child & Rouge December 22, 1979 (1979-12-22)
95 9 Teri Garr The B-52's January 26, 1980 (1980-01-26)
96 10 Chevy Chase Marianne Faithfull
Tom Scott
February 9, 1980 (1980-02-09)
97 11 Elliott Gould Gary Numan February 16, 1980 (1980-02-16)
98 12 Kirk Douglas Sam & Dave February 23, 1980 (1980-02-23)
99 13 Rodney Dangerfield The J. Geils Band March 8, 1980 (1980-03-08)
100 14 none Paul Simon
James Taylor
David Sanborn
March 15, 1980 (1980-03-15)
101 15 Richard Benjamin
Paula Prentiss
The Grateful Dead April 5, 1980 (1980-04-05)
102 16 Burt Reynolds Anne Murray April 12, 1980 (1980-04-12)
103 17 Strother Martin The Specials April 19, 1980 (1980-04-19)
104 18 Bob Newhart The Amazing Rhythm Aces
Bruce Cockburn
May 10, 1980 (1980-05-10)
105 19 Steve Martin 3-D, Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney May 17, 1980 (1980-05-17)
106 20 Buck Henry Andrew Gold
Andrae Crouch & the Voices of Unity
May 24, 1980 (1980-05-24)

Season 6 (1980–81)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
107 1 Elliott Gould Kid Creole & the Coconuts November 15, 1980 (1980-11-15)
108 2 Malcolm McDowell Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band November 22, 1980 (1980-11-22)
109 3 Ellen Burstyn Aretha Franklin
Keith Sykes
December 6, 1980 (1980-12-06)
110 4 Jamie Lee Curtis James Brown
Ellen Shipley
December 13, 1980 (1980-12-13)
111 5 David Carradine Linda Ronstadt
The Cast of The Pirates of Penzance
December 20, 1980 (1980-12-20)
112 6 Ray Sharkey Jack Bruce & Friends January 10, 1981 (1981-01-10)
113 7 Karen Black Cheap Trick
Stanley Clarke Trio
January 17, 1981 (1981-01-17)
114 8 Robert Hays Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns
14 Karat Soul
January 24, 1981 (1981-01-24)
115 9 Sally Kellerman Jimmy Cliff February 7, 1981 (1981-02-07)
116 10 Deborah Harry Deborah Harry
Funky Four Plus One
February 14, 1981 (1981-02-14)
117 11 Charlene Tilton Todd Rundgren
Prince
February 21, 1981 (1981-02-21)
118 12 Bill Murray Delbert McClinton March 7, 1981 (1981-03-07)
119 13 none Jr. Walker & the All-Stars April 11, 1981 (1981-04-11)

Season 7 (1981–82)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
120 1 (none) Rod Stewart October 3, 1981 (1981-10-03)
121 2 Susan Saint James The Kinks October 10, 1981 (1981-10-10)
122 3 George Kennedy Miles Davis October 17, 1981 (1981-10-17)
123 4 Donald Pleasence Fear October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31)
124 5 Lauren Hutton Rick James November 7, 1981 (1981-11-07)
125 6 Bernadette Peters The Go-Go's
Billy Joel
November 14, 1981 (1981-11-14)
126 7 Tim Curry Meat Loaf December 5, 1981 (1981-12-05)
127 8 Bill Murray The Spinners
The Whiffenpoofs
December 12, 1981 (1981-12-12)
128 9 Robert Conrad The Allman Brothers Band January 23, 1982 (1982-01-23)
129 10 John Madden Jennifer Holliday January 30, 1982 (1982-01-30)
130 11 James Coburn Lindsey Buckingham February 6, 1982 (1982-02-06)
131 12 Bruce Dern Luther Vandross February 20, 1982 (1982-02-20)
132 13 Elizabeth Ashley Hall & Oates February 27, 1982 (1982-02-27)
133 14 Robert Urich Mink DeVille March 20, 1982 (1982-03-20)
134 15 Blythe Danner Rickie Lee Jones March 27, 1982 (1982-03-27)
135 16 Daniel J. Travanti John Cougar Mellencamp April 10, 1982 (1982-04-10)
136 17 Johnny Cash Elton John April 17, 1982 (1982-04-17)
137 18 Robert Culp The Charlie Daniels Band April 24, 1982 (1982-04-24)
138 19 Danny DeVito Sparks May 15, 1982 (1982-05-15)
139 20 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John May 22, 1982 (1982-05-22)

Season 8 (1982–83)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
140 1 Chevy Chase Queen September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)
141 2 Louis Gossett, Jr. George Thorogood & the Destroyers October 2, 1982 (1982-10-02)
142 3 Ron Howard The Clash October 9, 1982 (1982-10-09)
143 4 Howard Hesseman Men at Work October 23, 1982 (1982-10-23)
144 5 Michael Keaton The New Joe Jackson Band October 30, 1982 (1982-10-30)
145 6 Robert Blake Kenny Loggins November 13, 1982 (1982-11-13)
146 7 Drew Barrymore Squeeze November 20, 1982 (1982-11-20)
147 8 The Smothers Brothers Laura Branigan December 4, 1982 (1982-12-04)
148 9 Eddie Murphy Lionel Richie December 11, 1982 (1982-12-11)
149 10 Lily Tomlin Tomlin as Pervis Hawkins January 22, 1983 (1983-01-22)
150 11 Rick Moranis
Dave Thomas
The Bus Boys January 29, 1983 (1983-01-29)
151 12 Sid Caesar Joe Cocker
Jennifer Warnes
February 5, 1983 (1983-02-05)
152 13 Howard Hesseman Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers February 19, 1983 (1983-02-19)
153 14 Beau Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Randy Newman February 26, 1983 (1983-02-26)
154 15 Bruce Dern Leon Redbone March 12, 1983 (1983-03-12)
155 16 Robert Guillaume Duran Duran March 19, 1983 (1983-03-19)
156 17 Joan Rivers Musical Youth April 9, 1983 (1983-04-09)
157 18 Susan Saint James Michael McDonald April 16, 1983 (1983-04-16)
158 19 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder May 7, 1983 (1983-05-07)
159 20 Ed Koch Kevin Rowland
Dexys Midnight Runners
May 14, 1983 (1983-05-14)

Season 9 (1983–84)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
160 1 Brandon Tartikoff John Cougar Mellencamp October 8, 1983 (1983-10-08)
161 2 Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman Eddy Grant October 15, 1983 (1983-10-15)
162 3 John Candy Men at Work October 22, 1983 (1983-10-22)
163 4 Betty Thomas Stray Cats November 5, 1983 (1983-11-05)
164 5 Teri Garr Mick Fleetwood's Zoo
Lindsey Buckingham
November 12, 1983 (1983-11-12)
165 6 Jerry Lewis Loverboy November 19, 1983 (1983-11-19)
166 7 The Smothers Brothers Big Country December 3, 1983 (1983-12-03)
167 8 Flip Wilson Stevie Nicks December 10, 1983 (1983-12-10)
168 9 Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) Huey Lewis and the News January 14, 1984 (1984-01-14)
169 10 Michael Palin The Motels January 21, 1984 (1984-01-21)
170 11 Don Rickles Billy Idol January 28, 1984 (1984-01-28)
171 12 Robin Williams Adam Ant February 11, 1984 (1984-02-11)
172 13 Jamie Lee Curtis The Fixx February 18, 1984 (1984-02-18)
173 14 Edwin Newman Kool & the Gang February 25, 1984 (1984-02-25)
174 15 Billy Crystal Al Jarreau March 17, 1984 (1984-03-17)
175 16 Michael Douglas Deniece Williams April 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
176 17 George McGovern Madness April 14, 1984 (1984-04-14)
177 18 Barry Bostwick Spinal Tap May 5, 1984 (1984-05-05)
178 19 Billy Crystal, Ed Koch, Edwin Newman, Don Novello, Betty Thomas The Cars May 12, 1984 (1984-05-12)

Season 10 (1984–85)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
179 1 (none) Thompson Twins October 6, 1984 (1984-10-06)
180 2 Bob Uecker Peter Wolf October 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)
181 3 Jesse Jackson Andrae Crouch
Wintley Phipps
October 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)
182 4 Michael McKean Chaka Khan
The Folksmen
November 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)
183 5 George Carlin Frankie Goes to Hollywood November 10, 1984 (1984-11-10)
184 6 Ed Asner The Kinks November 17, 1984 (1984-11-17)
185 7 Ed Begley, Jr. Billy Squier December 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)
186 8 Ringo Starr Herbie Hancock December 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)
187 9 Eddie Murphy Robert Plant & the Honeydrippers December 15, 1984 (1984-12-15)
188 10 Kathleen Turner John Waite January 12, 1985 (1985-01-12)
189 11 Roy Scheider Billy Ocean January 19, 1985 (1985-01-19)
190 12 Alex Karras Tina Turner February 2, 1985 (1985-02-02)
191 13 Harry Anderson Bryan Adams February 9, 1985 (1985-02-09)
192 14 Pamela Sue Martin Power Station February 16, 1985 (1985-02-16)
193 15 Mr. T
Hulk Hogan
The Commodores March 30, 1985 (1985-03-30)
194 16 Christopher Reeve Santana April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06)
195 17 Howard Cosell Greg Kihn April 13, 1985 (1985-04-13)

Season 11 (1985–86)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
196 1 Madonna Simple Minds November 9, 1985 (1985-11-09)
197 2 Chevy Chase Sheila E November 16, 1985 (1985-11-16)
198 3 Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band November 23, 1985 (1985-11-23)
199 4 John Lithgow Mr. Mister December 7, 1985 (1985-12-07)
200 5 Tom Hanks Sade December 14, 1985 (1985-12-14)
201 6 Teri Garr The Dream Academy
The Cult
December 21, 1985 (1985-12-21)
202 7 Harry Dean Stanton The Replacements January 18, 1986 (1986-01-18)
203 8 Dudley Moore Al Green January 25, 1986 (1986-01-25)
204 9 Ron Reagan The Nelsons February 8, 1986 (1986-02-08)
205 10 Jerry Hall Stevie Ray Vaughan
Double Trouble
February 15, 1986 (1986-02-15)
206 11 Jay Leno The Neville Brothers February 22, 1986 (1986-02-22)
207 12 Griffin Dunne Rosanne Cash March 15, 1986 (1986-03-15)
208 13 George Wendt
Francis Ford Coppola
Philip Glass March 22, 1986 (1986-03-22)
209 14 Oprah Winfrey Joe Jackson April 12, 1986 (1986-04-12)
210 15 Tony Danza Laurie Anderson April 19, 1986 (1986-04-19)
211 16 Catherine Oxenberg
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
May 10, 1986 (1986-05-10)
212 17 Jimmy Breslin Level 42
E.G. Daily
May 17, 1986 (1986-05-17)
213 18 Anjelica Huston
Billy Martin
George Clinton
Parliament-Funkadelic
May 24, 1986 (1986-05-24)

Season 12 (1986–87)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest Original air date
214 1 Sigourney Weaver (none) October 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
215 2 Malcolm-Jamal Warner Run DMC October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
216 3 Rosanna Arquette Ric Ocasek November 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)
217 4 Sam Kinison Lou Reed November 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)
218 5 Robin Williams Paul Simon November 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)
219 6 Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short Randy Newman December 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)
220 7 Steve Guttenberg The Pretenders December 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)
221 8 William Shatner Lone Justice December 20, 1986 (1986-12-20)
222 9 Joe Montana
Walter Payton
Deborah Harry January 24, 1987 (1987-01-24)
223 10 Paul Shaffer Bruce Hornsby & the Range January 31, 1987 (1987-01-31)
224 11 Bronson Pinchot Paul Young February 14, 1987 (1987-02-14)
225 12 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson February 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
226 13 Valerie Bertinelli Robert Cray Band February 28, 1987 (1987-02-28)
227 14 Bill Murray Percy Sledge March 21, 1987 (1987-03-21)
228 15 Charlton Heston Wynton Marsalis March 28, 1987 (1987-03-28)
229 16 John Lithgow Anita Baker April 11, 1987 (1987-04-11)
230 17 John Larroquette Timbuk 3 April 18, 1987 (1987-04-18)
231 18 Mark Harmon Suzanne Vega May 9, 1987 (1987-05-09)
232 19 Garry Shandling Los Lobos May 16, 1987 (1987-05-16)
233 20 Dennis Hopper Roy Orbison May 23, 1987 (1987-05-23)

Season 13 (1987–88)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
234 1 Steve Martin Sting October 17, 1987 (1987-10-17)
235 2 Sean Penn LL Cool J & Michael Penn October 24, 1987 (1987-10-24)
236 3 Dabney Coleman The Cars October 31, 1987 (1987-10-31)
237 4 Robert Mitchum Simply Red November 14, 1987 (1987-11-14)
238 5 Candice Bergen Cher November 21, 1987 (1987-11-21)
239 6 Danny DeVito Bryan Ferry December 5, 1987 (1987-12-05)
240 7 Angie Dickinson Buster Poindexter
David Gilmour
December 12, 1987 (1987-12-12)
241 8 Paul Simon Linda Ronstadt December 19, 1987 (1987-12-19)
242 9 Robin Williams James Taylor January 23, 1988 (1988-01-23)
243 10 Carl Weathers Robbie Robertson January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)
244 11 Justine Bateman Terence Trent D'Arby February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)
245 12 Tom Hanks Randy Travis February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
246 13 Judge Reinhold 10,000 Maniacs February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)

Season 14 (1988–89)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
247 1 Tom Hanks Keith Richards October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
248 2 Matthew Broderick The Sugarcubes October 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)
249 3 John Larroquette Randy Newman
Mark Knopfler
October 22, 1988 (1988-10-22)
250 4 Matthew Modine Edie Brickell and New Bohemians November 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)
251 5 Demi Moore Johnny Clegg & Savuka November 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)
252 6 John Lithgow Tracy Chapman November 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)
253 7 Danny DeVito The Bangles December 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
254 8 Kevin Kline Bobby McFerrin December 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)
255 9 Melanie Griffith Little Feat December 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)
256 10 John Malkovich Anita Baker January 21, 1989 (1989-01-21)
257 11 Tony Danza John Hiatt January 28, 1989 (1989-01-28)
258 12 Ted Danson Luther Vandross February 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)
259 13 Leslie Nielsen Cowboy Junkies February 18, 1989 (1989-02-18)
260 14 Glenn Close Gipsy Kings February 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)
261 15 Mary Tyler Moore Elvis Costello March 25, 1989 (1989-03-25)
262 16 Mel Gibson Living Colour April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
263 17 Dolly Parton Dolly Parton April 15, 1989 (1989-04-15)
264 18 Geena Davis John Cougar Mellencamp April 22, 1989 (1989-04-22)
265 19 Wayne Gretzky Fine Young Cannibals May 13, 1989 (1989-05-13)
266 20 Steve Martin Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers May 20, 1989 (1989-05-20)

Season 15 (1989–90)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
267 1 Bruce Willis Neil Young September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
268 2 Rick Moranis Rickie Lee Jones October 7, 1989 (1989-10-07)
269 3 Kathleen Turner Billy Joel October 21, 1989 (1989-10-21)
270 4 James Woods Don Henley October 28, 1989 (1989-10-28)
271 5 Chris Evert Eurythmics November 11, 1989 (1989-11-11)
272 6 Woody Harrelson David Byrne November 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)
273 7 John Goodman k.d. lang December 2, 1989 (1989-12-02)
274 8 Robert Wagner Linda Ronstadt
Aaron Neville
December 9, 1989 (1989-12-09)
275 9 Andie MacDowell Tracy Chapman December 16, 1989 (1989-12-16)
276 10 Ed O'Neill Harry Connick, Jr. January 13, 1990 (1990-01-13)
277 11 Christopher Walken Bonnie Raitt January 20, 1990 (1990-01-20)
278 12 Quincy Jones Tevin Campbell, Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)
279 13 Tom Hanks Aerosmith February 17, 1990 (1990-02-17)
280 14 Fred Savage Technotronic February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24)
281 15 Rob Lowe The Pogues March 17, 1990 (1990-03-17)
282 16 Debra Winger Eric Clapton March 24, 1990 (1990-03-24)
283 17 Corbin Bernsen The Smithereens April 14, 1990 (1990-04-14)
284 18 Alec Baldwin The B-52's April 21, 1990 (1990-04-21)
285 19 Andrew Dice Clay Julee Cruise & Spanic Boys May 12, 1990 (1990-05-12)
286 20 Candice Bergen The Notting Hillbillies May 19, 1990 (1990-05-19)

Season 16 (1990–91)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date
287 1 Kyle MacLachlan Sinéad O'Connor September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
288 2 Susan Lucci Hothouse Flowers October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
289 3 George Steinbrenner Morris Day & The Time October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
290 4 Patrick Swayze Mariah Carey October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
291 5 Jimmy Smits World Party November 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
292 6 Dennis Hopper Paul Simon November 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
293 7 John Goodman Faith No More December 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
294 8 Tom Hanks Edie Brickell & New Bohemians December 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)
295 9 Dennis Quaid The Neville Brothers December 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)
296 10 Joe Mantegna Vanilla Ice January 12, 1991 (1991-01-12)
297 11 Sting Sting January 19, 1991 (1991-01-19)
298 12 Kevin Bacon INXS February 9, 1991 (1991-02-09)
299 13 Roseanne Barr Deee-Lite February 16, 1991 (1991-02-16)
300 14 Alec Baldwin Whitney Houston February 23, 1991 (1991-02-23)
301 15 Michael J. Fox The Black Crowes March 16, 1991 (1991-03-16)
302 16 Jeremy Irons Fishbone March 23, 1991 (1991-03-23)
303 17 Catherine O'Hara R.E.M. April 13, 1991 (1991-04-13)
304 18 Steven Seagal Michael Bolton April 20, 1991 (1991-04-20)
305 19 Delta Burke Chris Isaak May 11, 1991 (1991-05-11)
306 20 George Wendt Elvis Costello May 18, 1991 (1991-05-18)

Season 17 (1991–92)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
307 1 Michael Jordan Public Enemy September 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)
308 2 Jeff Daniels Color Me Badd October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)
309 3 Kirstie Alley Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers October 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)
310 4 Christian Slater Bonnie Raitt October 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)
311 5 Kiefer Sutherland Skid Row November 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)
312 6 Linda Hamilton Mariah Carey November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
313 7 Macaulay Culkin Tin Machine November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)
314 8 MC Hammer MC Hammer December 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)
315 9 Steve Martin James Taylor December 14, 1991 (1991-12-14)
316 10 Rob Morrow Nirvana January 11, 1992 (1992-01-11)
317 11 Chevy Chase Robbie Robertson
Bruce Hornsby & the Range
January 18, 1992 (1992-01-18)
318 12 Susan Dey C&C Music Factory February 8, 1992 (1992-02-08)
319 13 Jason Priestley Teenage Fanclub February 15, 1992 (1992-02-15)
320 14 Roseanne Arnold
Tom Arnold
Red Hot Chili Peppers February 22, 1992 (1992-02-22)
321 15 John Goodman Garth Brooks March 14, 1992 (1992-03-14)
322 16 Mary Stuart Masterson En Vogue March 21, 1992 (1992-03-21)
323 17 Sharon Stone Pearl Jam April 11, 1992 (1992-04-11)
324 18 Jerry Seinfeld Annie Lennox April 18, 1992 (1992-04-18)
325 19 Tom Hanks Bruce Springsteen May 9, 1992 (1992-05-09)
326 20 Woody Harrelson Vanessa Williams May 16, 1992 (1992-05-16)

Season 18 (1992–93)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
327 1 Nicolas Cage Bobby Brown September 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)
328 2 Tim Robbins Sinéad O'Connor October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
329 3 Joe Pesci The Spin Doctors October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)
330 4 Christopher Walken Arrested Development October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)
331 5 Catherine O'Hara 10,000 Maniacs October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)
332 6 Michael Keaton Morrissey November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)
333 7 Sinbad Sade November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
334 8 Tom Arnold Neil Young December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
335 9 Glenn Close The Black Crowes December 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
336 10 Danny DeVito Bon Jovi January 9, 1993 (1993-01-09)
337 11 Harvey Keitel Madonna January 16, 1993 (1993-01-16)
338 12 Luke Perry Mick Jagger February 6, 1993 (1993-02-06)
339 13 Alec Baldwin Paul McCartney February 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)
340 14 Bill Murray Sting February 20, 1993 (1993-02-20)
341 15 John Goodman Mary J. Blige March 13, 1993 (1993-03-13)
342 16 Miranda Richardson Soul Asylum March 20, 1993 (1993-03-20)
343 17 Jason Alexander Peter Gabriel April 10, 1993 (1993-04-10)
344 18 Kirstie Alley Lenny Kravitz April 17, 1993 (1993-04-17)
345 19 Christina Applegate Midnight Oil May 8, 1993 (1993-05-08)
346 20 Kevin Kline Willie Nelson & Paul Simon May 15, 1993 (1993-05-15)

Season 19 (1993–94)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest Original air date
347 1 Charles Barkley Nirvana September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
348 2 Shannen Doherty Cypress Hill October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
349 3 Jeff Goldblum Aerosmith October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
350 4 John Malkovich Billy Joel October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
351 5 Christian Slater The Smashing Pumpkins October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
352 6 Rosie O'Donnell James Taylor November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
353 7 Nicole Kidman Stone Temple Pilots November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
354 8 Charlton Heston Paul Westerberg December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
355 9 Sally Field Tony! Toni! Toné! December 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)
356 10 Jason Patric Blind Melon January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)
357 11 Sara Gilbert Counting Crows January 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)
358 12 Patrick Stewart Salt-N-Pepa February 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)
359 13 Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger UB40 February 12, 1994 (1994-02-12)
360 14 Martin Lawrence Crash Test Dummies February 19, 1994 (1994-02-19)
361 15 Nancy Kerrigan Aretha Franklin March 12, 1994 (1994-03-12)
362 16 Helen Hunt Snoop Doggy Dogg March 19, 1994 (1994-03-19)
363 17 Kelsey Grammer Dwight Yoakam April 9, 1994 (1994-04-09)
364 18 Emilio Estevez Pearl Jam April 16, 1994 (1994-04-16)
365 19 John Goodman The Pretenders May 7, 1994 (1994-05-07)
366 20 Heather Locklear Janet Jackson May 14, 1994 (1994-05-14)

Season 20 (1994–95)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
367 1 Steve Martin Eric Clapton September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)
368 2 Marisa Tomei Bonnie Raitt October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
369 3 John Travolta Seal October 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
370 4 Dana Carvey Edie Brickell & Paul Simon October 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)
371 5 Sarah Jessica Parker R.E.M. November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
372 6 John Turturro Tom Petty November 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
373 7 Roseanne Green Day December 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)
374 8 Alec Baldwin Beastie Boys December 10, 1994 (1994-12-10)
375 9 George Foreman Hole December 17, 1994 (1994-12-17)
376 10 Jeff Daniels Luscious Jackson January 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
377 11 David Hyde Pierce Live January 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
378 12 Bob Newhart Des'ree February 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
379 13 Deion Sanders Bon Jovi February 18, 1995 (1995-02-18)
380 14 George Clooney The Cranberries February 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)
381 15 Paul Reiser Annie Lennox March 18, 1995 (1995-03-18)
382 16 John Goodman The Tragically Hip March 25, 1995 (1995-03-25)
383 17 Damon Wayans Dionne Farris April 8, 1995 (1995-04-08)
384 18 Courteney Cox Dave Matthews Band April 15, 1995 (1995-04-15)
385 19 Bob Saget TLC May 6, 1995 (1995-05-06)
386 20 David Duchovny Rod Stewart May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)

Season 21 (1995–96)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date
387 1 Mariel Hemingway Blues Traveler September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
388 2 Chevy Chase Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
389 3 David Schwimmer Natalie Merchant October 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)
390 4 Gabriel Byrne Alanis Morissette October 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
391 5 Quentin Tarantino The Smashing Pumpkins November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
392 6 Laura Leighton Rancid November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
393 7 Anthony Edwards Foo Fighters December 2, 1995 (1995-12-02)
394 8 David Alan Grier Silverchair December 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
395 9 Madeline Kahn Bush December 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)
396 10 Christopher Walken Joan Osborne January 13, 1996 (1996-01-13)
397 11 Alec Baldwin Tori Amos January 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
398 12 Danny Aiello Coolio February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)
399 13 Tom Arnold Tupac Shakur February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)
400 14 Elle Macpherson Sting February 24, 1996 (1996-02-24)
401 15 John Goodman Everclear March 16, 1996 (1996-03-16)
402 16 Phil Hartman Gin Blossoms March 23, 1996 (1996-03-23)
403 17 Steve Forbes Rage Against the Machine April 13, 1996 (1996-04-13)
404 18 Teri Hatcher Dave Matthews Band April 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
405 19 Christine Baranski The Cure May 11, 1996 (1996-05-11)
406 20 Jim Carrey Soundgarden May 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)

Season 22 (1996–97)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date
407 1 Tom Hanks Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
408 2 Lisa Kudrow Sheryl Crow October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)
409 3 Bill Pullman New Edition October 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
410 4 Dana Carvey Dr. Dre October 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
411 5 Chris Rock The Wallflowers November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
412 6 Robert Downey, Jr. Fiona Apple November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
413 7 Phil Hartman Bush November 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
414 8 Martin Short No Doubt December 7, 1996 (1996-12-07)
415 9 Rosie O'Donnell Whitney Houston December 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)
416 10 Kevin Spacey Beck January 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)
417 11 David Alan Grier Snoop Doggy Dogg January 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)
418 12 Neve Campbell David Bowie February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
419 13 Chevy Chase Live February 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)
420 14 Alec Baldwin Tina Turner February 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)
421 15 Sting Veruca Salt March 15, 1997 (1997-03-15)
422 16 Mike Myers Aerosmith March 22, 1997 (1997-03-22)
423 17 Rob Lowe Spice Girls April 12, 1997 (1997-04-12)
424 18 Pamela Anderson Rollins Band April 19, 1997 (1997-04-19)
425 19 John Goodman Jewel May 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
426 20 Jeff Goldblum En Vogue May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)

Season 23 (1997–98)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
427 1 Sylvester Stallone Jamiroquai September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)
428 2 Matthew Perry Oasis October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
429 3 Brendan Fraser Björk October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)
430 4 Chris Farley The Mighty Mighty Bosstones October 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)
431 5 Jon Lovitz Jane's Addiction November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
432 6 Claire Danes Mariah Carey November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
433 7 Rudolph Giuliani Sarah McLachlan November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
434 8 Nathan Lane Metallica & Marianne Faithfull December 6, 1997 (1997-12-06)
435 9 Helen Hunt Hanson December 13, 1997 (1997-12-13)
436 10 Samuel L. Jackson Ben Folds Five January 10, 1998 (1998-01-10)
437 11 Sarah Michelle Gellar Portishead January 17, 1998 (1998-01-17)
438 12 John Goodman Paula Cole February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
439 13 Roma Downey Missy Misdemeanor Elliott February 14, 1998 (1998-02-14)
440 14 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
441 15 Scott Wolf Natalie Imbruglia March 7, 1998 (1998-03-07)
442 16 Julianne Moore Backstreet Boys March 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)
443 17 Steve Buscemi Third Eye Blind April 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
444 18 Greg Kinnear All Saints April 11, 1998 (1998-04-11)
445 19 Matthew Broderick Natalie Merchant May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
446 20 David Duchovny Puff Daddy
Jimmy Page
May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)

Season 24 (1998–99)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
447 1 Cameron Diaz The Smashing Pumpkins September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)
448 2 Kelsey Grammer Sheryl Crow October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
449 3 Lucy Lawless Elliott Smith October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)
450 4 Ben Stiller Alanis Morissette October 24, 1998 (1998-10-24)
451 5 David Spade Eagle-Eye Cherry November 7, 1998 (1998-11-07)
452 6 Joan Allen Jewel November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)
453 7 Jennifer Love Hewitt Beastie Boys November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
454 8 Vince Vaughn Lauryn Hill December 5, 1998 (1998-12-05)
455 9 Alec Baldwin Luciano Pavarotti
Vanessa Williams
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
December 12, 1998 (1998-12-12)
456 10 Bill Paxton Beck January 9, 1999 (1999-01-09)
457 11 James Van Der Beek Everlast January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)
458 12 Gwyneth Paltrow Barenaked Ladies February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
459 13 Brendan Fraser Busta Rhymes
The Roots
February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
460 14 Bill Murray Lucinda Williams February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
461 15 Ray Romano The Corrs March 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)
462 16 Drew Barrymore Garbage March 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)
463 17 John Goodman Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers April 10, 1999 (1999-04-10)
464 18 Cuba Gooding, Jr. Ricky Martin May 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)
465 19 Sarah Michelle Gellar Backstreet Boys May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)

Season 25 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
466 1 Jerry Seinfeld David Bowie October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)
467 2 Heather Graham Marc Anthony October 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)
468 3 Norm Macdonald Dr. Dre featuring
Snoop Dogg & Eminem
October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)
469 4 Dylan McDermott Foo Fighters November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)
470 5 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines November 13, 1999 (1999-11-13)
471 6 Jennifer Aniston Sting November 20, 1999 (1999-11-20)
472 7 Christina Ricci Beck December 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)
473 8 Danny DeVito R.E.M. December 11, 1999 (1999-12-11)
474 9 Jamie Foxx Blink-182 January 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)
475 10 Freddie Prinze, Jr. Macy Gray January 15, 2000 (2000-01-15)
476 11 Alan Cumming Jennifer Lopez February 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
477 12 Julianna Margulies DMX February 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
478 13 Ben Affleck Fiona Apple February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
479 14 Joshua Jackson 'N Sync March 11, 2000 (2000-03-11)
480 15 The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) AC/DC March 18, 2000 (2000-03-18)
481 16 Christopher Walken Christina Aguilera April 8, 2000 (2000-04-08)
482 17 Tobey Maguire Sisqó April 15, 2000 (2000-04-15)
483 18 John Goodman Neil Young May 6, 2000 (2000-05-06)
484 19 Britney Spears Britney Spears May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
485 20 Jackie Chan Kid Rock May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)

Season 26 (2000–01)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
486 1 Rob Lowe Eminem October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)
487 2 Kate Hudson Radiohead October 14, 2000 (2000-10-14)
488 3 Dana Carvey The Wallflowers October 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)
489 4 Charlize Theron Paul Simon November 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)
490 5 Calista Flockhart Ricky Martin November 11, 2000 (2000-11-11)
491 6 Tom Green David Gray November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
492 7 Val Kilmer U2 December 9, 2000 (2000-12-09)
493 8 Lucy Liu Jay-Z December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)
494 9 Charlie Sheen Nelly Furtado January 13, 2001 (2001-01-13)
495 10 Mena Suvari Lenny Kravitz January 20, 2001 (2001-01-20)
496 11 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez February 10, 2001 (2001-02-10)
497 12 Sean Hayes Shaggy February 17, 2001 (2001-02-17)
498 13 Katie Holmes Dave Matthews Band February 24, 2001 (2001-02-24)
499 14 Conan O'Brien Don Henley March 10, 2001 (2001-03-10)
500 15 Julia Stiles Aerosmith March 17, 2001 (2001-03-17)
501 16 Alec Baldwin Coldplay April 7, 2001 (2001-04-07)
502 17 Renée Zellweger Eve April 14, 2001 (2001-04-14)
503 18 Pierce Brosnan Destiny's Child May 5, 2001 (2001-05-05)
504 19 Lara Flynn Boyle Bon Jovi May 12, 2001 (2001-05-12)
505 20 Christopher Walken Weezer May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)

Season 27 (2001–02)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
506 1 Reese Witherspoon Alicia Keys September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29)
507 2 Seann William Scott Sum 41 October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
508 3 Drew Barrymore Macy Gray October 13, 2001 (2001-10-13)
509 4 John Goodman Ja Rule November 3, 2001 (2001-11-03)
510 5 Gwyneth Paltrow Ryan Adams November 10, 2001 (2001-11-10)
511 6 Billy Bob Thornton Creed November 17, 2001 (2001-11-17)
512 7 Derek Jeter Shakira
Bubba Sparxxx
December 1, 2001 (2001-12-01)
513 8 Hugh Jackman Mick Jagger December 8, 2001 (2001-12-08)
514 9 Ellen DeGeneres No Doubt December 15, 2001 (2001-12-15)
515 10 Josh Hartnett Pink January 12, 2002 (2002-01-12)
516 11 Jack Black The Strokes January 19, 2002 (2002-01-19)
517 12 Britney Spears Britney Spears February 2, 2002 (2002-02-02)
518 13 Jonny Moseley Outkast March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
519 14 Jon Stewart India.Arie March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
520 15 Ian McKellen Kylie Minogue March 16, 2002 (2002-03-16)
521 16 Cameron Diaz Jimmy Eat World April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
522 17 Dwayne Johnson Andrew W.K. April 13, 2002 (2002-04-13)
523 18 Alec Baldwin P.O.D. April 20, 2002 (2002-04-20)
524 19 Kirsten Dunst Eminem May 11, 2002 (2002-05-11)
525 20 Winona Ryder Moby May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)

Season 28 (2002–03)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
526 1 Matt Damon Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
527 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar Faith Hill October 12, 2002 (2002-10-12)
528 3 John McCain The White Stripes October 19, 2002 (2002-10-19)
529 4 Eric McCormack Jay-Z November 2, 2002 (2002-11-02)
530 5 Nia Vardalos Eve November 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)
531 6 Brittany Murphy Nelly November 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)
532 7 Robert De Niro Norah Jones December 7, 2002 (2002-12-07)
533 8 Al Gore Phish December 14, 2002 (2002-12-14)
534 9 Jeff Gordon Avril Lavigne January 11, 2003 (2003-01-11)
535 10 Ray Liotta The Donnas January 18, 2003 (2003-01-18)
536 11 Matthew McConaughey Dixie Chicks February 8, 2003 (2003-02-08)
537 12 Jennifer Garner Beck February 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)
538 13 Christopher Walken Foo Fighters February 22, 2003 (2003-02-22)
539 14 Queen Latifah Ms. Dynamite March 8, 2003 (2003-03-08)
540 15 Salma Hayek Christina Aguilera March 15, 2003 (2003-03-15)
541 16 Bernie Mac Good Charlotte April 5, 2003 (2003-04-05)
542 17 Ray Romano Zwan April 12, 2003 (2003-04-12)
543 18 Ashton Kutcher 50 Cent May 3, 2003 (2003-05-03)
544 19 Adrien Brody Sean Paul
Wayne Wonder
May 10, 2003 (2003-05-10)
545 20 Dan Aykroyd Beyoncé May 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)

Season 29 (2003–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date
546 1 Jack Black John Mayer October 4, 2003 (2003-10-04)
547 2 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
548 3 Halle Berry Britney Spears October 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
549 4 Kelly Ripa Outkast November 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
550 5 Andy Roddick Dave Matthews & Friends November 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
551 6 Alec Baldwin Missy Elliott November 15, 2003 (2003-11-15)
552 7 Al Sharpton Pink December 6, 2003 (2003-12-06)
553 8 Elijah Wood Jet December 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
554 9 Jennifer Aniston The Black Eyed Peas January 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
555 10 Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey G-Unit January 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
556 11 Megan Mullally Clay Aiken February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)
557 12 Drew Barrymore Kelis February 14, 2004 (2004-02-14)
558 13 Christina Aguilera Maroon 5 February 21, 2004 (2004-02-21)
559 14 Colin Firth Norah Jones March 6, 2004 (2004-03-06)
560 15 Ben Affleck N*E*R*D March 13, 2004 (2004-03-13)
561 16 Donald Trump Toots & the Maytals featuring Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Bootsy Collins, and The Roots April 3, 2004 (2004-04-03)
562 17 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson April 10, 2004 (2004-04-10)
563 18 Lindsay Lohan Usher May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
564 19 Snoop Dogg Avril Lavigne May 8, 2004 (2004-05-08)
565 20 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen J-Kwon May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15)

Season 30 (2004–05)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
566 1 Ben Affleck Nelly October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
567 2 Queen Latifah Queen Latifah October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
568 3 Jude Law Ashlee Simpson October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
569 4 Kate Winslet Eminem October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
570 5 Liam Neeson Modest Mouse November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
571 6 Luke Wilson U2 November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
572 7 Colin Farrell Scissor Sisters December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11)
573 8 Robert De Niro Destiny's Child December 18, 2004 (2004-12-18)
574 9 Topher Grace The Killers January 15, 2005 (2005-01-15)
575 10 Paul Giamatti Ludacris featuring Sum 41 January 22, 2005 (2005-01-22)
576 11 Paris Hilton Keane February 5, 2005 (2005-02-05)
577 12 Jason Bateman Kelly Clarkson February 12, 2005 (2005-02-12)
578 13 Hilary Swank 50 Cent February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
579 14 David Spade Jack Johnson March 12, 2005 (2005-03-12)
580 15 Ashton Kutcher Gwen Stefani March 19, 2005 (2005-03-19)
581 16 Cameron Diaz Green Day April 9, 2005 (2005-04-09)
582 17 Tom Brady Beck April 16, 2005 (2005-04-16)
583 18 Johnny Knoxville System of a Down May 7, 2005 (2005-05-07)
584 19 Will Ferrell Queens of the Stone Age May 14, 2005 (2005-05-14)
585 20 Lindsay Lohan Coldplay May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21)

Season 31 (2005–06)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date
586 1 Steve Carell Kanye West October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)
587 2 Jon Heder Ashlee Simpson October 8, 2005 (2005-10-08)
588 3 Catherine Zeta-Jones Franz Ferdinand October 22, 2005 (2005-10-22)
589 4 Lance Armstrong Sheryl Crow October 29, 2005 (2005-10-29)
590 5 Jason Lee Foo Fighters November 12, 2005 (2005-11-12)
591 6 Eva Longoria Korn November 19, 2005 (2005-11-19)
592 7 Dane Cook James Blunt December 3, 2005 (2005-12-03)
593 8 Alec Baldwin Shakira December 10, 2005 (2005-12-10)
594 9 Jack Black Neil Young December 17, 2005 (2005-12-17)
595 10 Scarlett Johansson Death Cab for Cutie January 14, 2006 (2006-01-14)
596 11 Peter Sarsgaard The Strokes January 21, 2006 (2006-01-21)
597 12 Steve Martin Prince February 4, 2006 (2006-02-04)
598 13 Natalie Portman Fall Out Boy March 4, 2006 (2006-03-04)
599 14 Matt Dillon Arctic Monkeys March 11, 2006 (2006-03-11)
600 15 Antonio Banderas Mary J. Blige April 8, 2006 (2006-04-08)
601 16 Lindsay Lohan Pearl Jam April 15, 2006 (2006-04-15)
602 17 Tom Hanks Red Hot Chili Peppers May 6, 2006 (2006-05-06)
603 18 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Paul Simon May 13, 2006 (2006-05-13)
604 19 Kevin Spacey Nelly Furtado May 20, 2006 (2006-05-20)

Season 32 (2006–07)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
605 1 Dane Cook The Killers September 30, 2006 (2006-09-30)
606 2 Jaime Pressly Corinne Bailey Rae October 7, 2006 (2006-10-07)
607 3 John C. Reilly My Chemical Romance October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
608 4 Hugh Laurie Beck October 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
609 5 Alec Baldwin Christina Aguilera November 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)
610 6 Ludacris Ludacris November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18)
611 7 Matthew Fox Tenacious D December 2, 2006 (2006-12-02)
612 8 Annette Bening Gwen Stefani and Akon December 9, 2006 (2006-12-09)
613 9 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake December 16, 2006 (2006-12-16)
614 10 Jake Gyllenhaal The Shins January 13, 2007 (2007-01-13)
615 11 Jeremy Piven AFI January 20, 2007 (2007-01-20)
616 12 Drew Barrymore Lily Allen February 3, 2007 (2007-02-03)
617 13 Forest Whitaker Keith Urban February 10, 2007 (2007-02-10)
618 14 Rainn Wilson Arcade Fire February 24, 2007 (2007-02-24)
619 15 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Snow Patrol March 17, 2007 (2007-03-17)
620 16 Peyton Manning Carrie Underwood March 24, 2007 (2007-03-24)
621 17 Shia LaBeouf Avril Lavigne April 14, 2007 (2007-04-14)
622 18 Scarlett Johansson Björk April 21, 2007 (2007-04-21)
623 19 Molly Shannon Linkin Park May 12, 2007 (2007-05-12)
624 20 Zach Braff Maroon 5 May 19, 2007 (2007-05-19)

Season 33 (2007–08)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date
625 1 LeBron James Kanye West September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)
626 2 Seth Rogen Spoon October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
627 3 Jon Bon Jovi Foo Fighters October 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)
628 4 Brian Williams Feist November 3, 2007 (2007-11-03)
629 5 Tina Fey Carrie Underwood February 23, 2008 (2008-02-23)
630 6 Ellen Page Wilco March 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
631 7 Amy Adams Vampire Weekend March 8, 2008 (2008-03-08)
632 8 Jonah Hill Mariah Carey March 15, 2008 (2008-03-15)
633 9 Christopher Walken Panic! at the Disco April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
634 10 Ashton Kutcher Gnarls Barkley April 12, 2008 (2008-04-12)
635 11 Shia LaBeouf My Morning Jacket May 10, 2008 (2008-05-10)
636 12 Steve Carell Usher May 17, 2008 (2008-05-17)

Season 34 (2008–09)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
637 1 Michael Phelps Lil Wayne September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13) 7.4/18[1]
638 2 James Franco Kings of Leon September 20, 2008 (2008-09-20) N/A
639 3 Anna Faris Duffy September 27, 2008 (2008-09-27) 6.0/15[2]
640 4 Anne Hathaway The Killers October 4, 2008 (2008-10-04) 7.4/18[3]
641 5 Josh Brolin Adele October 18, 2008 (2008-10-18) 10.7/24[4]
642 6 Jon Hamm Coldplay October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25) 7.1/18[5]
643 7 Ben Affleck David Cook November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01) 9.0/20[6]
644 8 Paul Rudd Beyoncé November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15) N/A
645 9 Tim McGraw Ludacris & T-Pain November 22, 2008 (2008-11-22) N/A
646 10 John Malkovich T.I. December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06) N/A
647 11 Hugh Laurie Kanye West December 13, 2008 (2008-12-13) N/A
648 12 Neil Patrick Harris Taylor Swift January 10, 2009 (2009-01-10) N/A
649 13 Rosario Dawson Fleet Foxes January 17, 2009 (2009-01-17) N/A
650 14 Steve Martin Jason Mraz January 31, 2009 (2009-01-31) N/A
651 15 Bradley Cooper TV on the Radio February 7, 2009 (2009-02-07) N/A
652 16 Alec Baldwin Jonas Brothers February 14, 2009 (2009-02-14) N/A
653 17 Dwayne Johnson Ray LaMontagne March 7, 2009 (2009-03-07) N/A
654 18 Tracy Morgan Kelly Clarkson March 14, 2009 (2009-03-14) N/A
655 19 Seth Rogen Phoenix April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) N/A
656 20 Zac Efron Yeah Yeah Yeahs April 11, 2009 (2009-04-11) 5.1[7]
657 21 Justin Timberlake Ciara May 9, 2009 (2009-05-09) N/A
658 22 Will Ferrell Green Day May 16, 2009 (2009-05-16) N/A

Season 35 (2009–10)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date Ratings/
Share
659 1 Megan Fox U2 September 26, 2009 (2009-09-26) 4.6/11[8]
660 2 Ryan Reynolds Lady Gaga October 3, 2009 (2009-10-03) 4.7/12[9]
661 3 Drew Barrymore Regina Spektor October 10, 2009 (2009-10-10) 4.6/11[10]
662 4 Gerard Butler Shakira October 17, 2009 (2009-10-17) 4.8/11[11]
663 5 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift November 7, 2009 (2009-11-07) 5.0/12[12]
664 6 January Jones The Black Eyed Peas November 14, 2009 (2009-11-14) 4.7/12[13]
665 7 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Dave Matthews Band November 21, 2009 (2009-11-21) 4.3/11[14]
666 8 Blake Lively Rihanna December 5, 2009 (2009-12-05) 4.4/12[15]
667 9 Taylor Lautner Bon Jovi December 12, 2009 (2009-12-12) 5.1/12[16]
668 10 James Franco Muse December 19, 2009 (2009-12-19) 4.4/11[17]
669 11 Charles Barkley Alicia Keys January 9, 2010 (2010-01-09) 4.4/19[18]
670 12 Sigourney Weaver The Ting Tings January 16, 2010 (2010-01-16) 5.4/14[19]
671 13 Jon Hamm Michael Bublé January 30, 2010 (2010-01-30) 5.0/12[20]
672 14 Ashton Kutcher Them Crooked Vultures February 6, 2010 (2010-02-06) 5.3/13[21]
673 15 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez February 27, 2010 (2010-02-27) 6.3/15[22]
674 16 Zach Galifianakis Vampire Weekend March 6, 2010 (2010-03-06) 5.0/12[23]
675 17 Jude Law Pearl Jam March 13, 2010 (2010-03-13) 4.5/11[24]
676 18 Tina Fey Justin Bieber April 10, 2010 (2010-04-10) 5.7/14[25]
677 19 Ryan Phillippe Ke$ha April 17, 2010 (2010-04-17) 5.2/13[26]
678 20 Gabourey Sidibe MGMT April 24, 2010 (2010-04-24) 4.7/12[27]
679 21 Betty White Jay-Z May 8, 2010 (2010-05-08) 8.8/21[28]
680 22 Alec Baldwin Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers May 15, 2010 (2010-05-15) 5.8/14[29]

Season 36 (2010–11)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
681 1 Amy Poehler Katy Perry September 25, 2010 5.3/13
682 2 Bryan Cranston Kanye West October 2, 2010 4.8/12
683 3 Jane Lynch Bruno Mars October 9, 2010 4.8/12
684 4 Emma Stone Kings of Leon October 23, 2010 4.5/11
685 5 Jon Hamm Rihanna October 30, 2010 4.6/11
686 6 Scarlett Johansson Arcade Fire November 13, 2010 4.7/12
687 7 Anne Hathaway Florence + the Machine November 20, 2010 4.7/12
688 8 Robert De Niro Diddy-Dirty Money December 4, 2010 5.0/12
689 9 Paul Rudd Paul McCartney December 11, 2010 5.3/13
690 10 Jeff Bridges Eminem and Lil Wayne December 18, 2010 4.9/12
691 11 Jim Carrey The Black Keys January 8, 2011 7.8/18
692 12 Gwyneth Paltrow Cee Lo Green January 15, 2011 5.1/12
693 13 Jesse Eisenberg Nicki Minaj January 29, 2011 5.1/12
694 14 Dana Carvey Linkin Park February 5, 2011 5.6/13
695 15 Russell Brand Chris Brown February 12, 2011 5.0/12
696 16 Miley Cyrus The Strokes March 5, 2011 5.4/13
697 17 Zach Galifianakis Jessie J March 12, 2011 4.8/12
698 18 Elton John Elton John and Leon Russell April 2, 2011 5.0/12
699 19 Helen Mirren Foo Fighters April 9, 2011 4.7/12
700 20 Tina Fey Ellie Goulding May 7, 2011 5.3/15
701 21 Ed Helms Paul Simon May 14, 2011 4.9/12
702 22 Justin Timberlake Lady Gaga May 21, 2011 7.0/17

Season 37 (2011–12)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
703 1 Alec Baldwin Radiohead September 24, 2011 5.0/13
704 2 Melissa McCarthy Lady Antebellum October 1, 2011 5.2/13
705 3 Ben Stiller Foster the People October 8, 2011 4.8/12
706 4 Anna Faris Drake October 15, 2011 4.8/12
707 5 Charlie Day Maroon 5 November 5, 2011 4.9/11
708 6 Emma Stone Coldplay November 12, 2011 4.5/11
709 7 Jason Segel Florence + The Machine November 19, 2011 4.6/11
710 8 Steve Buscemi The Black Keys December 3, 2011 4.8/11
711 9 Katy Perry Robyn December 10, 2011 4.8/11
712 10 Jimmy Fallon Michael Bublé December 17, 2011 5.3/13
713 11 Charles Barkley Kelly Clarkson January 7, 2012 7.4/18
714 12 Daniel Radcliffe Lana Del Rey January 14, 2012 5.2/12
715 13 Channing Tatum Bon Iver February 4, 2012 4.7/11
716 14 Zooey Deschanel Karmin February 11, 2012 5.0/12
717 15 Maya Rudolph Sleigh Bells February 18, 2012 4.9/12
718 16 Lindsay Lohan Jack White March 3, 2012 5.5/14
719 17 Jonah Hill The Shins March 10, 2012 4.3/11
720 18 Sofía Vergara One Direction April 7, 2012 5.0/16[30]
721 19 Josh Brolin Gotye April 14, 2012 4.6/11[31]
722 20 Eli Manning Rihanna May 5, 2012 5.2/13[32]
723 21 Will Ferrell Usher May 12, 2012 5.1/13
724 22 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger
(with Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck)
May 19, 2012 5.2/13

Season 38 (2012–13)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
725 1 Seth MacFarlane Frank Ocean September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) 4.8/12[33]
726 2 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Mumford & Sons September 22, 2012 (2012-09-22) 5.0/12[34]
727 3 Daniel Craig Muse October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06) 4.5/11[35]
728 4 Christina Applegate Passion Pit October 13, 2012 (2012-10-13) 4.6/11[36]
729 5 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20) 5.4/14[37]
730 6 Louis C.K. fun. November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03) 5.0/12[38]
731 7 Anne Hathaway Rihanna November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) 5.0/12[39]
732 8 Jeremy Renner Maroon 5 November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17) 5.1/12[40]
733 9 Jamie Foxx Ne-Yo December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08) 4.6/11[41]
734 10 Martin Short Paul McCartney December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) 5.1/12[42]
735 11 Jennifer Lawrence The Lumineers January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19) 4.9/12[43]
736 12 Adam Levine Kendrick Lamar January 26, 2013 (2013-01-26) 5.0/12[44]
737 13 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber February 9, 2013 (2013-02-09) 4.9/12[45]
738 14 Christoph Waltz Alabama Shakes February 16, 2013 (2013-02-16) 4.6/12[46]
739 15 Kevin Hart Macklemore and Ryan Lewis March 2, 2013 (2013-03-02) 4.8/12[47]
740 16 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake March 9, 2013 (2013-03-09) 5.9/15[48]
741 17 Melissa McCarthy Phoenix April 6, 2013 (2013-04-06) 4.8/12[49]
742 18 Vince Vaughn Miguel April 13, 2013 (2013-04-13) 4.6/12[50]
743 19 Zach Galifianakis Of Monsters and Men May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04) 4.4/11[51]
744 20 Kristen Wiig Vampire Weekend May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11) 4.6/12[52]
745 21 Ben Affleck Kanye West May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18) 4.7/12[53]

Season 39 (2013–14)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest Original air date Ratings/
Share
746 1 Tina Fey Arcade Fire September 28, 2013 (September 28, 2013) 4.7/12[54]
747 2 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) 4.5/13[55]
748 3 Bruce Willis Katy Perry October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12) 4.3/11[56]
749 4 Edward Norton Janelle Monáe October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26) 3.9/10[57]
750 5 Kerry Washington Eminem November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) 4.9/12[58]
751 6 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) 4.9/12[59]
752 7 Josh Hutcherson Haim November 23, 2013 (2013-11-23) 4.1/10[60]
753 8 Paul Rudd One Direction December 7, 2013 (2013-12-07) 4.9/12[61]
754 9 John Goodman Kings of Leon December 14, 2013 (2013-12-14) 4.5/11[62]
755 10 Jimmy Fallon Justin Timberlake December 21, 2013 (2013-12-21) 6.3/16[63]
756 11 Drake Drake January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18) 4.7/12[64]
757 12 Jonah Hill Bastille January 25, 2014 (2014-01-25) 4.8/12[65]
758 13 Melissa McCarthy Imagine Dragons February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01) 5.4/13[66]
759 14 Jim Parsons Beck March 1, 2014 (2014-03-01) 4.6/12[67]
760 15 Lena Dunham The National March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08) 4.1/11[68]
761 16 Louis C.K. Sam Smith March 29, 2014 (2014-03-29) 4.0/10[69]
762 17 Anna Kendrick Pharrell Williams April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05) 4.0/10[70]
763 18 Seth Rogen Ed Sheeran April 12, 2014 (2014-04-12) 3.9/10[71]
764 19 Andrew Garfield Coldplay May 3, 2014 (2014-05-03) 3.9/10[72]
765 20 Charlize Theron The Black Keys May 10, 2014 (2014-05-10) 3.8/10[73]
766 21 Andy Samberg St. Vincent May 17, 2014 (2014-05-17) 4.0/10[74]

Season 40 (2014–15)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
767 1 Chris Pratt Ariana Grande September 27, 2014 (2014-09-27) 4.0/10[75]
768 2 Sarah Silverman Maroon 5 October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04) 3.9/10[76]
769 3 Bill Hader Hozier October 11, 2014 (2014-10-11) 3.8/10[77]
770 4 Jim Carrey Iggy Azalea October 25, 2014 (2014-10-25) 4.1/10[78]
771 5 Chris Rock Prince November 1, 2014 (2014-11-01) 4.9/10[79]
772 6 Woody Harrelson Kendrick Lamar November 15, 2014 (2014-11-15) 4.1/10[80]
773 7 Cameron Diaz Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars November 22, 2014 (2014-11-22) 4.1/10[81]
774 8 James Franco Nicki Minaj December 6, 2014 (2014-12-06) 4.4/10[82]
775 9 Martin Freeman Charli XCX December 13, 2014 (2014-12-13) 3.9/10[83]
776 10 Amy Adams One Direction December 20, 2014 (2014-12-20) 4.0/10[84]
777 11 Kevin Hart Sia January 17, 2015 (2015-01-17) 4.1/10[85]
778 12 Blake Shelton Blake Shelton January 24, 2015 (2015-01-24) 4.7/10[86]
779 13 J. K. Simmons D'Angelo January 31, 2015 (2015-01-31) 4.3/10[87]
780 14 Dakota Johnson Alabama Shakes February 28, 2015 (2015-02-28) 3.8/9[88]
781 15 Chris Hemsworth Zac Brown Band March 7, 2015 (2015-03-07) 4.0/10[89]
782 16 Dwayne Johnson George Ezra March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28) 3.7/9[90]
783 17 Michael Keaton Carly Rae Jepsen April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04) 3.7/9[91]
784 18 Taraji P. Henson Mumford & Sons April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11) 3.8/10[92]
785 19 Scarlett Johansson Wiz Khalifa May 2, 2015 (2015-05-02) 3.4/9[93]
786 20 Reese Witherspoon Florence + the Machine May 9, 2015 (2015-05-09) 3.7/10[94]
787 21 Louis C.K. Rihanna May 16, 2015 (2015-05-16) 3.8/10[95]

Season 41 (2015–16)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
788 1 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03) 4.5/11[96]
789 2 Amy Schumer The Weeknd October 10, 2015 (2015-10-10) 3.9/10[97]
790 3 Tracy Morgan Demi Lovato October 17, 2015 (2015-10-17) 4.2/11[98]
791 4 Donald Trump Sia November 7, 2015 (2015-11-07) 6.6/16[99]
792 5 Elizabeth Banks Disclosure November 14, 2015 (2015-11-14) 4.0/10[100]
793 6 Matthew McConaughey Adele November 21, 2015 (2015-11-21) 4.6/12[101]
794 7 Ryan Gosling Leon Bridges December 5, 2015 (2015-12-05) 4.1/10[102]
795 8 Chris Hemsworth Chance the Rapper December 12, 2015 (2015-12-12) 3.8/10[103]
796 9 Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19) 5.1/13[104]
797 10 Adam Driver Chris Stapleton January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16) 3.0/15 in 18-49 (approximately 5.7 overall)[105][106]
798 11 Ronda Rousey Selena Gomez January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23) 5.0/12[107]
799 12 Larry David The 1975 February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06) 5.1/12[108]
800 13 Melissa McCarthy Kanye West February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13) 4.4/11[109]
801 14 Jonah Hill Future March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05) 4.0/10[110]
802 15 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12) 4.0/10[111]
803 16 Peter Dinklage Gwen Stefani April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02) 4.0/10[112]
804 17 Russell Crowe Margo Price April 9, 2016 (2016-04-09) 4.0/10[113]
805 18 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nick Jonas April 16, 2016 (2016-04-16) 3.9/10[114]
806 19 Brie Larson Alicia Keys May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07) 4.1/10[115]
807 20 Drake Drake May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14) 3.9/10[116]
808 21 Fred Armisen Courtney Barnett May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21) 3.7/10[117]

Season 42 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Host(s) Musical guest(s) Original air date Ratings/
Share
809 1 Margot Robbie The Weeknd October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01) 5.8/15[118]
810 2 Lin-Manuel Miranda Twenty One Pilots October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08) 5.2/13[119]
811 3 Emily Blunt Bruno Mars October 15, 2016 (2016-10-15) 5.0/12[120]
812 4 Tom Hanks Lady Gaga October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22) 6.1/15[121]
813 5 Benedict Cumberbatch Solange November 5, 2016 (2016-11-05) 5.8/14[122]
814 6 Dave Chappelle A Tribe Called Quest November 12, 2016 (2016-11-12) 6.2/16[123]
815 7 Kristen Wiig The xx November 19, 2016 (2016-11-19) 4.7/12[124]
816 8 Emma Stone Shawn Mendes December 3, 2016 (2016-12-03) 4.4/11[125]
817 9 John Cena Maren Morris December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10) 4.8/12[126]
818 10 Casey Affleck Chance the Rapper December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17) 4.9/12[127]
819 11 Felicity Jones Sturgill Simpson January 14, 2017 (2017-01-14) 4.3/11[128]
820 12 Aziz Ansari Big Sean January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21) 5.1/13[129]
821 13 Kristen Stewart Alessia Cara February 4, 2017 (2017-02-04) 5.0/13[130]
822 14 Alec Baldwin Ed Sheeran February 11, 2017 (2017-02-11) 7.2/18[131]
823 15 Octavia Spencer Father John Misty[132] March 4, 2017 (2017-03-04) TBD
824 16 Scarlett Johansson[132] Lorde[132] March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11) TBD

Specials[edit]

Title Original air date Ratings/
Share
"Mardi Gras Special" February 20, 1977 (1977-02-20) N/A
One of the few episodes to air from a location outside of NBC's studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, the Mardi Gras Special was broadcast live from New Orleans on Mardi Gras 1977. It was hosted by Randy Newman, who also performed songs, and featured a number of special guests, including Buck Henry, Eric Idle, Cindy Williams, and Henry Winkler.[133]
"SNL Film Festival" March 2, 1985 (1985-03-02) N/A
A clip show hosted by Billy Crystal which featured SNL's best pretaped sketches and short films from 1981 to 1985, including short films by Albert Brooks, Gary Weis, Tom Schiller, and Christopher Guest.[134]
"Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary Special" September 24, 1989 (1989-09-24) N/A
An anniversary show celebrating SNL's 15th season. Chevy Chase returned to reprise his "opening fall" bit in the cold open and Tom Hanks performed the opening monologue. Prince and Paul Simon performed. The show featured a number of special guests, including SNL stars Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman, Dan Aykroyd, Jon Lovitz, Jane Curtin, Christopher Guest, Martin Short, and Buck Henry, as well as others including Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore, O.J. Simpson, and Bruce Willis.[135]
"2nd Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special" May, 1993 (May, 1993) TBD
A Mother's Day special featuring the SNL ensemble with their real-life mothers as well as a compilation of sketches from the 1992-93 season.[136]
"Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special" September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26) N/A
A look back at the first 25 years.
"Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live" February 20, 2005 (2005-02-20) N/A
A documentary that takes a look back at SNL's rise to popularity from 1975 to 1979
"SNL Goes Commercial" November 5, 2005 (2005-11-05) N/A
A look back at the funniest and most memorable commercial parodies from the past years of SNL. Originally broadcast in the early 90s, hosted by Kevin Nealon and Victoria Jackson; later revisited in 2005, hosted by Will Ferrell, featuring a wrap-around of Ferrell heading to a commercial audition; re-edited and shown with newer commercial parodies on March 8, 2009, under the title SNL: Just Commercials.
"Lost & Found: SNL in the '80s" November 20, 2005 (2005-11-20) N/A
A look back at SNL's rocky history in the 1980s: Jean Doumanian's notorious tenure as producer for the 1980-1981 season, the temporary cancelling, retooling, and reviving of SNL with the help of Dick Ebersol, Eddie Murphy, and Joe Piscopo, the return of Lorne Michaels in 1985 (and the second time that NBC would threaten the show with cancellation), and the second golden age of SNL with the hiring of Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Kevin Nealon, Victoria Jackson, and (later) Mike Myers.
"Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse" April 29, 2006 (2006-04-29) N/A
The Ambiguously Gay Duo host a retrospective of Rob Smigel's most memorable animated segments known as "TV Funhouse" while going behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live and tricking Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis into riding in the duo's penis-shaped car. Special appearance by former castmember Jimmy Fallon.
"Saturday Night Live: Best of 06-07" May 5, 2007 (2007-05-05) N/A
Retrospective of the 32nd season's most memorable sketches, Digital Shorts, and Weekend Update jokes from episodes hosted by Alec Baldwin, Rainn Wilson, Peyton Manning, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dane Cook, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Laurie, Jaime Pressly, Matthew Fox, and Justin Timberlake.
"Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation[137]" May 6, 2007 (2007-05-06) N/A
A look at SNL's rise, fall, and rebirth in the 1990s, featuring the hiring of Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and David Spade as castmembers (and critics attacking the show for resorting to lowbrow humor as a result of hiring Sandler, Farley, and Spade), Sinéad O'Connor's infamous performance in the 1992 episode hosted by Tim Robbins, season 20 as yet another critical and ratings low point for the show, and the third golden age of SNL with the hiring of Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri, Molly Shannon, Jimmy Fallon, and Horatio Sanz.
"Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008" November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03) N/A
A look at SNL's past and present political sketches. Special guests included John McCain and Sarah Palin.
"Saturday Night Live Sports Extra 2009" January 4, 2009 (2009-01-04) N/A
A clip show episode highlighting SNL's many sports-themed sketches and the many sports stars who have appeared on the show, such as Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps, Nancy Kerrigan, Walter Payton, Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.
"Saturday Night Live Just Game Show Parodies" March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08) N/A
A look at SNL's past and present game show parodies.
"Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts[138]" May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17) N/A
A compilation of SNL's Digital Shorts and various pre-taped segments and short films over the years, hosted by Andy Samberg.
"Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas" December 17, 2009 (2009-12-17) N/A
A compilation of SNL's December holiday-themed sketches, with some new sketches, hosted by Kristen Wiig as her character Gilly. The latest incarnation of SNL Christmas specials, dating back to the early 90s under the title Saturday Night Live Christmas Past.
"Saturday Night Live Sports All-Stars" January 31, 2010 (2010-01-31) N/A
A compilation of SNL sport-themed sketches. Several similar specials, under the name Saturday Night Live Sports Extra, aired sporadically from the early 90s to 2009, traditionally around the time of that year's Super Bowl.
"Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again" April 15, 2010 (2010-04-15) N/A
Documentary looking back on Saturday Night Live's transformation and memorable moments from 2000 to 2009.
"The Women of Saturday Night Live" November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01) 2.0/5
Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Wiig, Nora Dunn, Laraine Newman, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, and Cheri Oteri come together to present new material and relive the best moments of SNL featuring the female cast members.
"Saturday Night Live Backstage" February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20) 3.8/6
Originally a special celebrating the 35th anniversary of the show was planned but was scrapped and replaced with this special instead, showing viewers how an SNL episode is created within the span of a week.
"Saturday Night Live Christmas" November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28) 7.36[139]
A collection of memorable holiday-themed sketches from past and present eras.
"Saturday Night Live Halloween" October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31) 5.32[140]
A collection of Halloween-based sketches and scary movie parodies.
"Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving" November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27) 4.87[141]
A compilation of SNL Thanksgiving-themed sketches.
"Saturday Night Live Christmas" December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04) 7.42[142]
A collection of Christmas and December holiday-based sketches.
"Saturday Night Live: The Best of This Season" January 4, 2014 (2014-01-04) 5.6/14[143]
A compilation of the best sketches of the 39th season and 38th season.
"Saturday Night Live Presents: A SNL Sports Spectacular" January 30, 2014 (2014-01-30) 4.79[144]
A collection of sketches from episodes hosted by professional athletes and other sports stars, hosted by Seth Meyers.
"SNL Shorts" April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24) N/A
A compilation of SNL Digital Shorts.
"SNL's NFL Saturday" January 31, 2015 (2015-01-31) 3.80[145]
Past sketches involving the NFL are shown.
"An SNL Valentine" February 14, 2015 (2015-02-14) N/A
A special dedicated to Valentine's Day.
"SNL 40th Red Carpet Live" February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) N/A
A special hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Al Roker. They will interview past hosts, current and previous cast members, and musical legends that previously performed on the show.
"Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) 23.1[148]
A three and a half hour prime-time special celebrating SNL's fortieth year on the air.[146][147]
"SNL Goodnight Sweet Prince" April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23) 4.5/11[149]
Jimmy Fallon hosts this special retrospective of Prince's rare, but memorable performances on the show, including his first performance on the infamous season six episode hosted by Charlene Tilton (the one in which Charles Rocket's accidental utterance of the word "fuck" called for NBC to fire then-showrunner Jean Doumanian and most of her cast), his performance on the SNL 15th anniversary special, his first performance after 21 years in 2006 on the season 31 episode hosted by Steve Martin, his final performance on the season 40 episode hosted by Chris Rock, a never-before-seen clip of his performance at the SNL 40th anniversary special, and clips of the short-lived recurring sketch The Prince Show with Fred Armisen as Prince and Maya Rudolph as Beyonce.

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