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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 1996-97

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 22nd season (1996-97):

1) "The Barbara Walters Special"
Episode 410/October 26, 1996
Barbara Walters (Cheri Oteri) sits down with Elizabeth Dole (Ana Gasteyer) for a one-on-one interview.

2) "The Cobras"
Episode 412/November 16, 1996
Host Robert Downey, Jr. stars in this sketch about gang members who burst into song and dance just like in West Side Story.

3) "Celebrity Jeopardy!"
Episode 414/December 7, 1996
SNL's first Celebrity Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell), Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Jerry Lewis (host Martin Short) and Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald).

4) "Mary Katherine Gallagher"
Episode 415/December 14, 1996
Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) performs as her school's Little Drummer Girl. The sketch also stars host Rosie O'Donnell, musical guest Whitney Houston and special guest Penny Marshall.

5) "Rita Delvecchio"
Episode 415/December 14, 1996
Host Rosie O'Donnell and special guest Penny Marshall appear in this sketch featuring Cheri Oteri as Rita.

6) "Delicious Dish"
Episode 418/February 8, 1997
The Delicious Dish hosts Margaret Jo McCullen (Ana Gasteyer) and Teri Rialto (Molly Shannon) are joined by novice cook Alisha (host Neve Campbell).

7) "Nightline"
Episode 419/February 15, 1997
Ted Koppel (Darrell Hammond) interviews actresses Debbie Reynolds (Cheri Oteri), Madonna (Ana Gasteyer) and Courtney Love (Molly Shannon), who were all snubbed for Oscar nominations.

8) "The Roxbury Guys"
Episode 424/April 19, 1997
Brothers Steve and Doug Butabi (Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan) chase a sexy blonde (host Pamela Anderson Lee) around town.

9) "Celebrity Jeopardy!"
Episode 425/May 10, 1997
Featuring Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell), Phil Donahue (Darrell Hammond), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald) and Marlon Brando (host John Goodman).

10) "Delicious Dish"
Episode 425/May 10, 1997
Margaret Jo (Ana Gasteyer) and Teri (Molly Shannon) are joined by barbecue expert Rusty "Fireball" Wilson (host John Goodman).

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