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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 15 Moments of 2007-09

To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary tomorrow (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 33rd and 34th seasons (2007-09):

1) "The Clintons' Halloween Party"
Episode 628/November 3, 2007
The real Senator Barack Obama makes a cameo appearance at Bill and Hillary Clinton's (Darrell Hammond, Amy Poehler) Halloween party. John Edwards (Will Forte), Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) and other Democratic candidates also stop by.

2) "Democratic Debate"
Episode 630/March 1, 2008
The real Senator Hillary Clinton makes a cameo appearance in this sketch featuring an MSNBC Democratic debate between Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) and Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler).

3) "Surprise Party"
Episode 633/April 5, 2008
Kristen Wiig makes her first appearance as Sue, who is unable to control her excitement at a surprise birthday party. Host Christopher Walken also appears in the sketch.

4) "It's a Match"
Episode 635/May 10, 2008
Detective Rob Perkins (Bill Hader) questions celebrity panelists when a game show emcee is murdered in his dressing room. Host Shia LeBeouf also appears in this Match Game spoof.

5) "A Nonpartisan Message from Governor Sarah Palin & Senator Hillary Clinton"
Episode 637/September 13, 2008
Tina Fey makes her first appearance as Sarah Palin, who tries to deliver a nonpartisan message with Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler).

6) "CBS Evening News"
Episode 639/September 27, 2008
Tina Fey returns as Sarah Palin, who is interviewed by Katie Couric (Amy Poehler).

7) "Vice Presidential Debate"
Episode 640/October 4, 2008
Gwen Ifill (Queen Latifah) moderates the Vice Presidential Debate between Gov. Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) and Sen. Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis).

8) "The Lawrence Welk Show"
Episode 640/October 4, 2008
Kristen Wiig makes her first appearance as Dooneese in this parody of The Lawrence Welk Show, which also stars Fred Armisen as Lawrence Welk and host Anne Hathaway as Dooneese's sister Janice.

9) "Variety Vault"
Episode 642/October 25, 2008
Vincent Price (Bill Hader) hosts his 1959 Halloween Special with guests Gloria Swanson (Kristen Wiig), James Mason (host Jon Hamm) and Liberace (Fred Armisen).

10) "Target Greatland"
Episode 643/November 1, 2008
The Target Lady (Kristen Wiig) is the unlikely recipient of a UPS delivery driver's (host Ben Affleck) affections.

11) "Vogelchecks"
Episode 644/November 15, 2008
Austin Vogelcheck (host Paul Rudd) brings his college roommate (Andy Samberg) home to meet his very affectionate family (Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader).

12) "Beyoncé Video"
Episode 644/November 15, 2008
While filming her video for "Single Ladies", Beyoncé has to deal with three male dancers (Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake, Bobby Moynihan).

13) "Save Broadway"
Episode 648/January 10, 2009
Featuring host Neil Patrick Harris as Mark from Rent, Jason Sudeikis as the Phantom of the Opera, Bobby Moynihan as Mr. Mistoffelees from Cats, Bill Hader as The Music Man, Michaela Watkins as Wicked Witch, and musical guest Taylor Swift as Little Orphan Annie.

14) "Penelope"
Episode 648/January 10, 2009
Liza Minnelli makes a cameo appearance in this sketch featuring Penelope (Kristen Wiig), who attends a group therapy session run by Dr. Hammill (host Neil Patrick Harris).

15) "Celebrity Jeopardy!"
Episode 658/May 16, 2009
Tom Hanks plays himself in this sketch featuring Kathie Lee Gifford (Kristen Wiig), Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald) and Alex Trebek (host Will Ferrell).

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