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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 2009-11

Saturday Night Live began 40 years ago today on October 11, 1975, and to celebrate this anniversary, 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 35th and 36th seasons (2009-11):

1) "Gilly"
Episode 661/October 10, 2009
Gilly (Kristen Wiig) and foreign exchange student Gigli (host Drew Barrymore) wreak havoc in the classroom.

2) "Variety Vault"
Episode 668/December 19, 2009
On his 1954 Christmas special, Vincent Price (Bill Hader) welcomes his guests Katharine Hepburn (Kristen Wiig), James Dean (host James Franco) and Liberace (Fred Armisen).

3) "Summer's Eve Lady Stars of Darts Championship 1988"
Episode 670/January 16, 2010
ESPN commentators Pete Twinkle (Jason Sudeikis) and Greg Stink (Will Forte) cover a ladies' darts match between Darcy Vancouver (Kristen Wiig) and Olga "The Wolf Bear" Bogunskaya (host Sigourney Weaver).

4) "Secret Word"
Episode 675/March 13, 2010
This parody of the game show, Password, features host Lyle Round (Bill Hader) and, as celebrity panelists, Broadway actress Mindy Grayson (Kristen Wiig) and Russian ballet star Vladimir Kuchev (host Jude Law).

5) "Stefon"
Episode 678/April 24, 2010
City correspondant Stefon (Bill Hader) makes his Weekend Update debut, providing New York tourists with spring tips.

6) "The Delicious Dish"
Episode 679/May 8, 2010
Host Betty White, who won an Emmy for Guest Actress in a Comedy for this episode, plays Florence Dusty, who discusses her muffin with Margaret Jo McCullen (Ana Gasteyer) and Teri Rialto (Molly Shannon).

7) "Stefon"
Episode 684/October 23, 2010
Stefon (Bill Hader) joins Seth Meyers on Weekend Update to provide New York City tourists with fall tips.

8) "GOP 2012 Undeclared Candidates Debate"
Episode 700/May 7, 2011
Shepard Smith (Bill Hader) moderates the GOP debate between Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis), Newt Gingrich (Bobby Moynihan), Michele Bachmann (Kristen Wiig), Sarah Palin (Tina Fey), Donald Trump (Darrell Hammond) and Jimmy McMillan (Kenan Thompson).

9) "Stefon"
Episode 700/May 7, 2011
Seth Meyers welcomes City Correspondent Stefon (Bill Hader) back to Weekend Update to recommend New York hot spots people can take their mothers for Mother's Day.

10) "Ann-Margret Tries To Throw Away A Wad Of Paper Into A Trashcan"
Episode 701/May 14, 2011
Ann-Margret (Kristen Wiig) dances all around the house while trying to throw away a wad of paper for her beau (host Ed Helms).

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