Saturday Night Live (season 22)
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|Saturday Night Live (season 22)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Original release||September 28, 1996– May 17, 1997|
This season is notable for the host selection. Seven of the 20 hosts were former cast members. They included Dana Carvey, Robert Downey, Jr., Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Martin Short, Chevy Chase and Mike Myers. This would mark Chase's final time hosting before getting banned (returning much later for numerous guest appearances).
Changes and notes
bold denotes Weekend Update anchor
|No.||#||Host(s)||Musical guest(s)||Original airdate|
|407||1||Tom Hanks (7th time)||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 (2nd time)||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 (2nd time)||Bush||November 23, 1996|
|Swallowed" and "Insect Kin."|
|414||8||Martin Short (2nd time)||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 (2nd time)||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 (2nd time)||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 (8th time)||Live||February 15, 1997|
|Live performs "Lakini's Juice" and "Heropsychodreamer."|
|420||14||Alec Baldwin (7th time)||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 (2nd time)||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 (2nd time)||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 (8th time)||Jewel||May 10, 1997|
|Jewel performs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "You Were Meant for Me."|
|426||20||Jeff Goldblum (2nd time)||En Vogue||May 17, 1997|
Mark McKinney's final episode as a cast member.En Vogue performs "Don't Let Go (Love)."