Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-fifth season during the 1999-2000 television season on NBC. The 25th season started on September 25, 1999 and ended on May 20, 2000 with 20 regular episodes plus a 25th Anniversary Special. The special looked back at the series' highlights during its first quarter-century.
The entire cast from last season returned for another year. Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz were all promoted to repertory status, with the cast otherwise unchanged at the start of the season. As the season progressed, the show added two new cast members. Rachel Dratch, recruited from Chicago's The Second City, where she was head writer Tina Fey's comedy partner, joined the show in the episode hosted by Norm Macdonald. Towards the end of the season, Maya Rudolph of The Groundlings joined the show, starting with the episode hosted by John Goodman.
Jerry Seinfeld returns to host the premiere episode of the 1999/2000 season.
Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Austin Powers) hosts.
Norm MacDonald, who had been fired from the show several years back, returns to host.
Hunky TV lawyer Dylan McDermott (The Practice) hosts.
Garth Brooks returns to host. He also appears as his alter-ego Chris Gaines.
Friends costar Jennifer Aniston hosts.
Golden Globe-nominee Christina Ricci stops by Studio 8H to host.
SNL favorite Danny DeVito returns to host this 1999 holiday episode, with special cameos by Al and Joe Franken.
Jamie Foxx returns to his comedy roots in this first episode of the 2000s, with a guest appearance by John Goodman.
Scooby-Doo actor Freddie Prinze Jr. hosts.
Tony winner and film veteran Alan Cummings hosts, with special guest appearance by Ben Stiller.
ER nurse Julianna Marguiles comes in to host.
Ben Affleck gets a visit from Gwyneth Paltrow when he hosts SNL.
The Mighty Ducks and Dawson's Creek alum Joshua Jackson hosts.
Wrestling superstar The Rock brings the smackdown to SNL. With special guests Big Show, Mick Foley, Triple H and Vince McMahon.
Christopher Walken returns to host.
The Cider House Rules star Tobey Maguire hosts.
John Goodman is back again to host SNL, with a special cameo appearance by Neil Young.
Pop idol Britney Spears is your musical guest and host.
Jackie Chan hosts the season finale of 1999/2000. Special appearances by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gina Gershon, and Florence Henderson.