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Saturday Night Live - Season 27 Episodes

Saturday Night Live - Season 27

Saturday Night Live - Season 27

Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-seventh season during the 2001-2002 television season on NBC. The season started on September 29, 2001 and ended on May 18, 2002, 20 episodes were produced.

Eighteen days before the season started, the September 11, 2001 attacks took place in New York. The season premiere went on as scheduled, with a special cold open featuring Rudy Giuliani, the Mayor of New York City at the time, along with the firefighters and police officers of New York, declaring that despite the terrorist attack, New York City will run as normal and Saturday Night Live will go on as planned.

Three weeks into the season the show faced another scare when anthrax was found in the GE Building. The scare caused most of the cast and crew, as well as that week's guest host Drew Barrymore, to evacuate the building.

Before the start of the season, Jerry Minor and Chris Parnell were both let go from the show. However, luck was on Parnell's side as he was hired back to the show mid-season in the episode hosted by Jonny Moseley, becoming the second cast member to be hired back to the show after being fired, the first person being Jim Belushi in 1983.

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Episode 0

The Best of Will Ferrell

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Episode 1

Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys

Reese Witherspoon hosts the season premiere. NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani opens the first show following the 9/11 attacks.

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Episode 2

Seann William Scott/Sum 41

American Pie's Seann William Scott hosts, with a cameo appearance by Chevy Chase.

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Episode 3

Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray

Repeat guest Drew Barrymore cuts loose on SNL, with special appearances by Tom Green and Colin Quinn.

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Episode 4

John Goodman/Ja Rule

John Goodman returns to host, with special guest Dan Aykroyd.

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Episode 5

Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams

Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow returns to host.

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Episode 6

Billy Bob Thornton/Creed

Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton hosts, with a cameo appearance by Ashton Kutcher.

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Episode 7

Derek Jeter/Bubba Sparxxx & Shakira

Yankees legend Derek Jeter hosts, and gets a visit from teammates David Cone and David Wells.

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Episode 8

Hugh Jackman/Mick Jagger

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman shows off his many talents on SNL.

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Episode 9

Ellen DeGeneres/No Doubt

Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 2001 Christmas episode, with a guest appearance by Rudy Giuliani.

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Episode 10

Josh Hartnett/Pink

Movie heartthrob Josh Hartnett hosts.

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Episode 11

Jack Black/The Strokes

The cast of SNL tries to keep up with funnyman Jack Black when he hosts. Special appearance by Kyle Gass.

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Episode 12

Britney Spears (2)

Britney Spears returns to host, with special guest Dan Aykroyd.

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Episode 13

Jonny Moseley/Outkast

Olympic skiier Jonny Mosely hosts.

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Episode 14

Jon Stewart/India.Arie

Jon Stewart takes a break from The Daily Show to host.

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Episode 15

Ian McKellen/Kylie Minogue

Legendary actor and Lord Of The Rings wizard Ian McKellan shows his comedic ability when he hosts.

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Episode 16

Cameron Diaz/Jimmy Eat World

Cameron Diaz brings the charm when she hosts SNL.

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Episode 17

The Rock/Andrew W.K.

The most electrifying man in sports entertainment, The Rock has returned to Saturday Night Live!

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Episode 18

Alec Baldwin/P.O.D.

Super-host Alec Baldwin returns.

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Episode 19

Kirsten Dunst/Eminem

Spiderman costar Kirsten Dunst hosts.

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Episode 20

Winona Ryder/Moby

Winona Ryder helps bring the 2001/02 season to a close.

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