SNL 40th Anniversary in Photos

"SNL" highlights from the 40th Anniversary show.

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The 40th anniversary "SNL" show opened with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.
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The 40th anniversary "SNL" show opened with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, including a visit from Molly Shannon.
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Steve Martin came out for the opening monologue -- marking the 16th time he's hosted the show, tying Alec Baldwin for most ever.
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Steve Martin was quickly joined by Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Peyton Manning, Miley Cyrus and Billy Crystal.
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Paul McCartney and Paul Simon played a duet during the opening of the 40th anniversary show.
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Dan Aykroyd appeared in the first new sketch of the night, playing a TV ad sales man showcasing the Bass-O-Matic, reprising a sketch the first aired in 1976.
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Will Ferrell opened the second sketch, Celebrity Jeopardy.
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The SNL 40th anniversary show featured clips from auditions of cast members past.
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The SNL 40th anniversary show featured clips from auditions of cast members past.
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Robert De Niro introduced a tribute to New York City. "SNL and NYC – that’s the way I like my Saturday nights, that’s the way I like my city," De Niro said.
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Paul McCartney was the second musical guest on the SNL anniversary show. He played Baby I'm Amazed.
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Jack Nicholson introduced four decades of political skits on the SNL anniversary.
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Alicia Keys performed during the SNL 40th anniversary show, singing New York as the soundtrack to the show's tribute to New York City.
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The SNL anniversary show highlighted political sketches over the years.
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The SNL anniversary show highlighted political sketches over the years.
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Betty White and Bradley Cooper locked lips in The Californians sketch.
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Weekend Update with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Jane Curtin.
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Emma Stone playing her favorite character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, originally made famous by Gilda Radner.
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Melissa McCarthy played her favorite character, motivational speaker Matt Foley, made famous by Chris Farley.
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Chevy Chase and Garrett Morris reprise the News for the Hard of Hearing, which originally appeared in Season 1 of SNL.
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The show included the famous Colon Blow sketch, starring Phil Hartman. The sketch originally aired in 1989.
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Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig perform as Garth and Kat during SNL40.
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During the musical medley, Adam Sandler performed as Opera Man, Dana Carvey sang "Chopping Broccoli," and Joe Piscopo sang as Frank Sinatra.
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Martin Short hosts the musical medley with Maya Rudolph as Beyonce.
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Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer perform as Marty and Bobbi Culp.
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Steve Martin reprises his King Tut sketch, which originally aired in 1978.
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Keenan Thompson performs "What's Up With That" as DeAndrea Cole during a musical medley.
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Eddie Murphy, an SNL institution, addresses the crowd during the SNL 40th anniversary.
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Derek Jeter and Peyton Manning introduce the best sports sketches in SNL history.
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Miley Cyrus performed Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover."
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Jerry Seinfeld answered questions from famous audience members during a hilarious Q&A session.
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Larry David jokes with Jerry Seinfeld during a pretend Q&A portion of the show.
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Sarah Palin jokes with Jerry Seinfeld in an audience Q&A.
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A sketch commercial for "mom jeans" ran on SNL's anniversary show.
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Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin pay tribute to Tracey Morgan, who was not well enough to attend, they said, after a car accident last year.
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Kanye West performed during the SNL anniversary show, with an appearance from Sia during his song.
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Comedian Louis CK introduced a segment highlighting the film shorts over the years.
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Zach Galifianakis introduced a brand new digital short by Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler.
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Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg created a new digital short for SNL40.
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The SNL anniversary show remembered cast members and guests who have died, including John Belushi, Andy Kaufman and Phil Hartman.
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Mike Myers and Dana Carvey host a "Wayne's World" sketch, counting down the ten best things about SNL. Number 2 is Lorne Michaels, number 1 is the crew.
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Chris Rock introduces Eddie Murphy.
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Paul Simon closes out the SNL 40th anniversary show, playing, "Still Crazy After All These Years."
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Lorne Michaels joins the cast and guests at the end of the SNL 40th anniversary show.
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