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Friday, October 16, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 2013-15



To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary on October 11, I've been featuring 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 39th and 40th seasons (I've also included a sketch from its current 41st):

1) "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders"
Episode 749/October 26, 2013
This trailer for a horror film by Wes Anderson stars Owen Wilson (host Edward Norton), Gwyneth Paltrow (Noël Wells), Danny Glover (Jay Pharoah), Tilda Swinton (Kate McKinnon), Anjelica Huston (Cecily Strong), Jason Schwartzman (Kyle Mooney), Adrien Brody (Mike O'Brien) and Alec Baldwin as The Narrator.



2) "80's Song"
Episode 752/November 23, 2013
Host Josh Hutcherson lip syncs the lyrics to The Outfield's 1986 hit, "Your Love", in this sketch.



3) "The Sound of Music: Live & Condensed"
Episode 753/December 7, 2013
Captain von Trapp (Taran Killam) introduces his children, including Dooneese (Kristen Wiig), to new governess Maria (Kate McKinnon) - and later Lawrence Welk (Fred Armisen) makes an appearance.



4) "The Barry Gibb Talk Show"
Episode 755/December 21, 2013
Barry Gibb (host Jimmy Fallon) and his brother Robin (Justin Timberlake) welcome guests Madonna, Megyn Kelly (Cecily Strong), Senator Paul Ryan (Taran Killam) and Barry Gibb himself to their talk show.



5) "Hollywood Game Night"
Episode 769/October 11, 2014
Jane Lynch (Kate McKinnon) presides over another episode of Hollywood Game Night featuring Sofia Vergara (Cecily Strong), Christoph Waltz (Taran Killam), Morgan Freeman (Jay Pharoah), Nick Offerman (Beck Bennett), Al Pacino (host Bill Hader) and Kathie Lee Gifford (Kristen Wiig).



6) "How a Bill Does Not Become a Law"
Episode 773/November 22, 2014
The Bill from Schoolhouse Rock (Kenan Thompson) tries to explain government to a little kid (Kyle Mooney), then President Barack Obama (Jay Pharaoh) and his bullying friend Executive Order (Bobby Moynihan) explain how things really work.



7) "The Jungle"
Episode 782/March 28, 2015
When Dr. Bones (host Dwayne Johnson) gets shot with poisoned darts, Short-Long (Pete Davidson) and Miss Reese (Kate McKinnon) vie to be the one that gets to suck out the poison.



8) "Hillary Clinton Election Video"
Episode 784/April 11, 2015
Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) announces she's running for president in a social media video co-starring her husband, Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond).



9) "Summertime"
Episode 787/May 16, 2015
For most people, summer means trips to the beach, surfing and building sandcastles, but for Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon), it means months of campaigning.



10) "Hillary Clinton Bar Talk"
Episode 788/October 3, 2015
Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) confides her concerns about the 2016 presidential race to her bartender, Val (Hillary Clinton).

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