Saturday Night Live (season 24)

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Saturday Night Live (season 24)
The title card for the twenty-fourth season of Saturday Night Live.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Original network NBC
Original release September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26) – May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)
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The twenty-fourth season of Saturday Night Live, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on NBC between September 26, 1998, and May 15, 1999.


Changes and notes[edit]

Before the start of the season Jim Breuer left the show. After two years, Saturday Night Live hired new cast members. They included stand-up comic Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell of The Groundlings in Los Angeles and Horatio Sanz of Second City in Chicago.

Cast roster[edit]

bold denotes Weekend Update anchor



No. in
Host Musical guest(s) Original air date
447 1 Cameron Diaz The Smashing Pumpkins September 26, 1998
448 2 Kelsey Grammer Sheryl Crow October 3, 1998
449 3 Lucy Lawless Elliott Smith October 17, 1998
450 4 Ben Stiller Alanis Morissette October 24, 1998
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.
  • Former cast member Chris Rock cameoed in a Mango sketch as an admirer of a new dancer named Kiwi (played by David Spade).
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry performed "Save Tonight".
452 6 Joan Allen Jewel November 14, 1998
453 7 Jennifer Love Hewitt Beastie Boys November 21, 1998
454 8 Vince Vaughn Lauryn Hill December 5, 1998
455 9 Alec Baldwin Luciano Pavarotti
Vanessa Williams
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
December 12, 1998
456 10 Bill Paxton Beck January 9, 1999
457 11 James Van Der Beek Everlast January 16, 1999
458 12 Gwyneth Paltrow Barenaked Ladies February 6, 1999
459 13 Brendan Fraser Busta Rhymes
The Roots
February 13, 1999
460 14 Bill Murray Lucinda Williams February 20, 1999
461 15 Ray Romano The Corrs March 13, 1999
462 16 Drew Barrymore Garbage March 20, 1999
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".
  • Goodman also appears in the skit "Happy Smile Patrol", about a children's show which is interrupted by "Special Reports" featuring the death or criminal acts of the show's members
464 18 Cuba Gooding, Jr. Ricky Martin May 8, 1999
465 19 Sarah Michelle Gellar Backstreet Boys May 15, 1999


Title Original air date
"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."
"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.
"SNL Goes Commercial, Volume II" November 28, 1998
Will Ferrell hosts this second collection of some of SNL's greatest commercial parodies.
"The Best of Steve Martin" November 28, 1998
A collection of some of Steve Martin's best sketches from his episodes as host.
"Best of TV Parodies" January 9, 1999
A compilation of some of SNL's greatest TV parodies.
"Best of Game Show Parodies" February 20, 1999
A collection of some of the greatest game show parodies from SNL's history.
"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."
"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[edit]

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.[citation needed]