45 Years Ago: Steve Martin’s ‘King Tut’ Becomes a Surprise Hit
It was a beaming, lightly satirical, but mostly silly put-on of a novelty song.
45 Years Ago: The Blues Brothers Make Their ‘SNL’ Debut
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi fashioned characters two years earlier, but 1978 episode featured them in full glory.
45 Years Ago: O.J. Simpson Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’
Football great's sports career was winding down as movie and TV options piled up in 1978.
30 Years Ago: Dana Carvey Leaves ‘SNL’ as a Royal Tampon
"George Bush had run its course, 'Wayne’s World,' Church Lady had all been done — basically I thought I’d done as much as I could do."
30 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Spoofs Keith Richards and Himself on SNL
Rolling Stones singer struck comedy gold in 1993 episode.
40 Years Ago: Drew Barrymore Stays Up Past Her Bedtime on ‘SNL’
Seven-year-old 'E.T.' star was youngest host in show's history.
40 Years Ago: Andy Kaufman Voted Off ‘Saturday Night Live’
Comedian committed to the bit in 1982.
45 Years Ago: John Belushi Pitches Little Chocolate Donuts
'SNL' and Olympics legend pushed breakfast of champions in 1977.
25 Years Ago: Chris Farley’s Last ‘SNL’ Appearance Before His Death
Former cast member returned to host less than two months before he died.
15 Years Ago: Jon Bon Jovi Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’
Frontman elbowed aside musical guests Foo Fighters in 2007 outing.