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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 1988-90



To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary on October 11, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the show's most memorable moments (in chronological order). Click here to see previous posts - and now let's look back at SNL's 14th and 15th seasons (1988-90):

1) "Bush-Dukakis Debate"
Episode 247/October 8, 1988
The second and final presidential debate between Vice-President George Bush (Dana Carvey) and Governor Michael Dukakis (Jon Lovitz) featuring Peter Jennings (host Tom Hanks), Diane Sawyer (Jan Hooks), Sam Donaldson (Kevin Nealon) and David Brinkley (Phil Hartman).



2) "The Pat Stevens Show"
Episode 247/October 8, 1988
Pat Stevens (Nora Dunn) interviews Barbara Bush (Phil Hartman) and Kitty Dukakis (Jan Hooks).


3) "Nude Beach"
Episode 248/October 15, 1988
Written by Conan O'Brien, this sketch features host Matthew Broderick as a nudist with a small penis. However, it was cut from the previous week's dress rehearsal with host Tom Hanks, so below you can compare the two versions.




4) "Alex's Support Group"
Episode 260/February 25, 1989
Host Glenn Close reprises her Fatal Attraction role as Alex, who attends a support group.


5) "Plug Away with Harvey Fierstein"
Episode 269/October 21, 1989
Jon Lovitz plays Harvey Fierstein, whose talk show guests include John Travolta (Dana Carvey), host Kathleen Turner and businessman Lee Iacocca (Phil Hartman).



6) "Bette Davis' Videotape Will"
Episode 271/November 11, 1989
Jan Hooks plays a recently deceased Bette Davis in this sketch.


7) "Church Chat"
Episode 280/February 24, 1990
Church Lady (Dana Carvey) and her niece Enid (host Fred Savage) chat with Donald Trump (Phil Hartman) and Marla Maples (Jan Hooks) about their sex scandal.


8) "Church Chat"
Episode 281/March 17, 1990
Church Lady (Dana Carvey) paddles host Rob Lowe for his sex tape incident.


9) "Dieter's Dance Party"
Episode 281/March 17, 1990
Sprockets presents Dieter's Dance Party with Dieter (Mike Myers) and his guest Etienne (Rob Lowe), who touches his monkey.



10) "The Diner"
Episode 284/April 21, 1990
Brenda the Waitress (Jan Hooks) takes the order of a cowboy (Alec Baldwin in his first appearance as host).

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