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Saturday Night Live - Season 20 Episodes

Saturday Night Live - Season 20

Saturday Night Live - Season 20

Saturday Night Live aired its twentieth season during the 1994–95 television season on NBC. The twentieth season began on September 24, 1994 and ended on May 13, 1995. Much like seasons six and eleven, this season was lambasted by critics for its decline in quality. Season twenty suffered from having sketches based on very thin premises, a high number of which focused on or mentioned O. J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial.

Much like the 1980–1981 season and the 1985–1986 season, NBC worried over SNL's decline in quality and initially decided that now would be the best time to pull the plug on the show once and for all. According to the prime time special Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation, Lorne Michaels credits this season as the closest he's ever been to being fired. In the end, the cast member firings and crew turnover resulting from this season represented the biggest involvement into the show's affairs by NBC executives since the 1980–1981 season and the biggest cast overhaul since the 1985–1986 season.

This season saw the deaths of two SNL alumni: Danitra Vance and Michael O'Donoghue. The Sarah Jessica Parker/R.E.M. episode featured a special appearance by Bill Murray, who introduced a clip of "Mr. Mike's Least Favorite Bedtime Stories" in O'Donoghue's memory.

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Episode 1

Steve Martin/Eric Clapton

SNL mainstay Steve Martin kicks off the 94/95 season.

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Episode 2

Marisa Tomei/Bonnie Raitt

Oscar winning actress from My Cousin Vinnny, Marisa Tomei, hosts.

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Episode 3

John Travolta/Seal

Star of Pulp Fiction John Travolta hosts with a special guest appearance by Steve Buscemi.

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Episode 4

Dana Carvey/Edie Brickell

SNL alum Dana Carvey returns as host with a special guest appearance by President George Bush.

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Episode 5

Sarah Jessica Parker/R.E.M.

SJP hosts SNL. Sarah Jessica Parker is this week's host.

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Episode 6

John Turturro/Tom Petty

John Turturro (Quiz Show) is the guest host, with special guest appearances by Joey Buttafuoco and David Hasselhoff.

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Episode 7

Roseanne/Green Day

Comedienne and Golden Globe winning actress Roseanne Barr makes one of her several hosting appearances.

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Episode 8

Alec Baldwin/Beastie Boys

Baldwin is back! Alec makes his annual visit to Studio 8H, with a special guest appearance by Christian Slater.

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Episode 9

George Foreman/Hole

Two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman hosts.

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Episode 10

Jeff Daniels/Luscious Jackson

After filming Dumb and Dumber, Jeff Daniels takes a more serious gig as host of SNL.

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Episode 11

David Hyde Pierce/Live

Following in his TV-brother's footsteps, David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) hosts SNL.

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Episode 12

Bob Newhart/Des'ree

Sitcom star and comedian Bob Newhart brings his unique brand of comedy to SNL.

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Episode 13

Deion Sanders/Bon Jovi

Prime Time goes Late Night. Two-sport athelete Deion Sanders hosts.

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Episode 14

George Clooney/The Cranberries

Oscar winning actor George Clooney hosts, back when he was just plain old TV star George Clooney.

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Episode 15

Paul Reiser/Annie Lennox

Mad About You's Paul Reiser comes to SNL.

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Episode 16

John Goodman/Tragically Hip

SNL favorite John Goodman hosts, with special guest appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Brian Dennehy, and George Wendt.

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Episode 17

Damon Wayans/Dionne Farris

Damon Wayans comes in to host, with a special guest appearance by David Alan Grier.

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Episode 18

Courteney Cox/Dave Matthews Band

Friends star Courteney Cox is the guest host.

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Episode 19

Bob Saget/TLC

Full House star Bob Saget is in charge this week.

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Episode 20

David Duchovny/Rod Stewart

The '94-'95 season finale is hosted by X-Files star David Duchovny.