Saturday Night Live (season 17)
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|Saturday Night Live (season 17)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Original release||September 28, 1991– May 16, 1992|
Many changes happened before the start of the season. A. Whitney Brown, Jan Hooks and longtime Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller all left the show. Following Miller's departure, Kevin Nealon was promoted to anchor.
New cast members included Ellen Cleghorne, Siobhan Fallon and writer Robert Smigel. Beth Cahill and Melanie Hutsell also later joined the cast. Chris Farley, Chris Rock and Julia Sweeney were upgraded to repertory status, while Tim Meadows remained in the middle group. Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade were promoted to the middle group.
This was the final season for Victoria Jackson. At the time, Jackson became the longest serving female cast member, with a total of six seasons on the show. She was later surpassed by Molly Shannon in the 26th season. This would be Beth Cahill and Siobhan Fallon's only season on the show.
bold denotes Weekend Update anchor
|Host(s)||Musical guest(s)||Original air date|
|307||1||Michael Jordan||Public Enemy||September 28, 1991|
|308||2||Jeff Daniels||Color Me Badd||October 5, 1991|
|309||3||Kirstie Alley||Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers||October 12, 1991|
|310||4||Christian Slater||Bonnie Raitt||October 26, 1991|
|311||5||Kiefer Sutherland||Skid Row||November 2, 1991|
|312||6||Linda Hamilton||Mariah Carey||November 16, 1991|
|313||7||Macaulay Culkin||Tin Machine||November 23, 1991|
|314||8||MC Hammer||MC Hammer||December 7, 1991|
|315||9||Steve Martin||James Taylor||December 14, 1991|
|316||10||Rob Morrow||Nirvana||January 11, 1992|
|317||11||Chevy Chase||Robbie Robertson
Bruce Hornsby & the Range
|January 18, 1992|
|318||12||Susan Dey||C&C Music Factory||February 8, 1992|
|319||13||Jason Priestley||Teenage Fanclub||February 15, 1992|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers||February 22, 1992|
|321||15||John Goodman||Garth Brooks||March 14, 1992|
|322||16||Mary Stuart Masterson||En Vogue||March 21, 1992|
|323||17||Sharon Stone||Pearl Jam||April 11, 1992|
|324||18||Jerry Seinfeld||Annie Lennox||April 18, 1992|
|325||19||Tom Hanks||Bruce Springsteen||May 9, 1992|
|326||20||Woody Harrelson||Vanessa Williams||May 16, 1992|
|Title||Original air date|
|"Halloween Special"||October 28, 1991|
|Wayne (Mike Myers) & Garth (Dana Carvey) host this compilation of some of SNL's greatest Halloween-themed sketches.|
|"All the Best for Mother's Day"||May 10, 1992|
|The cast and their mothers take a look at some of the best sketches from the 16th and 17th seasons. Sketches include "The Tonight Song," "Wayne's World," "The Chris Farley Show," "Massive Headwound Harry," and "Coffee Talk."|
Wayne's World film
Wayne's World, a film based on the popular "Wayne's World" sketches, was released on February 14, 1992. Cast members Dana Carvey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Farley and Mike Myers appear in the film. The film received positive reviews and was commercially successful, becoming the highest grossing SNL film to date. A sequel was produced in 1993, titled Wayne's World 2.
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