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Saturday Night Live - Season 28 Episodes

Saturday Night Live - Season 28

Saturday Night Live - Season 28

Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-eighth season during the 2002-2003 television season on NBC. Season 28 started on October 5, 2002 and ended on May 17, 2003 having 20 episodes through the season.

Before the start of the season, Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer left the show. The latter gave birth to her baby and went on maternity leave, but decided not to return to the show during her leave. Hired to fill their absences were comedian/musician Fred Armisen and TV writer Will Forte, who both joined the show as featured players.

This would be the final season for Dean Edwards, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan. The latter two would make cameo appearances in many episodes of the following season.

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Episode 0

Christmas Special

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SNL Weekend Update Halftime Show

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The Best of Chris Kattan

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Episode 1

Matt Damon/Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Live From New York, it's...Chris Parnell

Sketches include: ""A Message From Bush and Cheney,"" ""Swiffer Sleepers,"" ""Safety Police,"" ""Trans Am Airlines,"" ""Singing Dentist,"" ""Corona,"" ""Making the Video: Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty',"" ""Arli$$ DVD/Backstage,"" ""A Man and His Woman,"" ""Merv the Perv at a Sexual Harrassment Seminar,"" ""Saddam Look-Alikes,"" and ""Blame Saddam.""

Faith Hill performed ""Cry"" and ""Free.""

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Episode 2

Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill

Sketches include ""Iraqi State Television,"" ""Hardball,"" ""The Gillian Woodward Story,"" ""Meet the Press,"" and ""McCain Sings Striesand.""

The White Stripes performed ""Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"" and ""We Are Going To Be Friends.""

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Episode 3

John McCain/The White Stripes

Live From New York, it's...Darrell Hammond's voice

Sketches Include: Giuliani's Sponsor Ads, The Bachelor, Crazy Board Game Player, Talarico For Congress, Frankel For Congress, American Morning, Fairness In Negative Campaign Ads, The Bullhorn, Verizon, Joey Mack's Z105, John Hancock's Life Insurance, Reggie's Stories, and Jackass: The Musical

Jay-Z performs (with Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child): Guns 'n Roses and '03 Bonnie and Clyde

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Episode 4

Eric McCormack/Jay-Z

Will from Will and Grace, Eric McCormack, stops by to host.

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Episode 5

Nia Vardalos/Eve

Oscar nominated actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) hosts.

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Episode 6

Brittany Murphy/Nelly

Brittany Murphy hosts with special guest appearances by SNL alum Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and Garrett Morris.

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Episode 7

Robert DeNiro/Norah Jones

Live From New York, it's...Tipper Gore

Sketches include: Backstage SNL: The Kissing Gores, Al Gore's 'Bachelor', Hardball, Fiesta Politica, Gore Goes Inside 'The West Wing', Jarrett's Room, Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley, Willy Wonka's Accountant, TV Funhouse: A Charlie Brown Christmas 2002, Christmas Eve at the Bar, and The SNL Christmas Song

Phish performs: ""46 Days"" and ""Chalk Dust Torture""

The Trans Am Airline commercial from the Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill episode appears on the E! rerun of this episode.

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Episode 8

Al Gore/Phish

Former Vice President Al Gore hosts with special guest appearances by Tipper Gore and Al Franken.

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Episode 9

Jeff Gordon/Avril Lavigne

Live From New York, It's... Chris Parnell & Maya Rudolph

Sketches include,""United Nations Debate Lunch"", ""Idiot Blind Date"", ""Nutri-Quick"", ""Jarret's Room"", ""Protest"", ""Club Traxx"", ""Violent Office Stories"", ""Second Time Around"", ""McConaughey's Red Hot Texas Chili""

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Episode 10

Ray Liotta/The Donnas

Live from New York...it's Christopher Walken

Sketches include: Hardball, Pranksters, The Continental, The Bad Raft Captain, History Channel: African American Archives, Welcome Home Colonel Angus, Cabin Lovers, and The Rialto Grande.

Foo Fighters perform: ""All My Life"" (by themselves) and ""Times Like These (One-Way Motorway)"" (with Jim Carrey playing his leg like a guitar).

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Episode 11

Matthew McConaughey/Dixie Chicks

Sketches include; 60 Minutes, BET's 106 and Park Top 10 Live, Live with Regis and Kelly, FOX's Who Farted?, VH1's Where Are They Now: The Cherylettes, FOX's I'm a Celebrity: Who Farted?, Give Up The Ham, TV Funhouse: The X-Presidents, A&E's Profiles in Jazz, Don's Apothecary, and Horation Sanz's Mr. Rogers Tribute.

Ms. Dynamite sings: ""Dy-Na-Mi-Tee!""

The NBC rerun of this episode removes the first ""FOX's Who Farted?"" sketch and fills up the missing time with a dress rehearsal version of Weekend Update.

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Episode 12

Jennifer Garner/Beck

Golden Globe winning actress Jennifer Garner hosts.

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Episode 13

Christopher Walken/Foo Fighters

Live from New York, it's...Chris Parnell

Sketches include: ""The Situation in Iraq"", ""Boston Teens At Fenway Park"", ""Brain Busters"", ""Hot Sauce Carrying Purse"", ""Black People Watching 'The Pianist'"", ""The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Present: The Four Stooges"", ""No Smoking"", ""Second Time Around"", ""Swiffer Sleepers"" (from the Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill episode), ""Saddam's Briefing"", and ""Don Banks', Kings Of The ""Comedy"" Suits""

Good Charlotte performs: ""Anthem"" and ""Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous""

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Episode 14

Queen Latifah/Ms. Dynamite

Sketches include,"" Message From Saddam"", ""What's The Rush?"", ""Wake Up Wakefield!"", ""The Rialto Grande"", ""CNN"", ""Phone Booth"", ""Access Hollywood"", ""Club Traxx"", ""Uday Hussein For President""

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Episode 15

Salma Hayek/Christina Aguilera

Live From New York, it's...Chris Parnell

Sketches include: ""Bush Addresses The Nation on the USS Abraham Lincoln"", ""Count Chocula Silver"", ""Jarret's Room: 'Reloaded'"", ""Madonna: An American Life"", ""Plagiarism Class"", ""The Falconer vs. The Muskrateer/Backstage SNL: No 'Punking'"", ""Politics Today"", ""50's Ent."", and ""Global Century Investments""

50 Cent performs: In Da Club (with G-Unit) and 21 Questions (with G-Unit and Nate Dogg)

The ""Mom Jeans"" fake commercial from the episode after this (Adrien Brody/Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder) is added in the E! rerun of this episode

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Episode 16

Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte

Live From New York, It's...Maya Rudolph

Sketches include,""American Idol"", ""Mom Jeans"", ""Brian Fellow's Safari Planet"", ""The Self-Obsessed Man"", ""Live With Regis & Kelly"", ""TV Funhouse: Saddam & Osama"", ""Lensmasters"", ""Ballroom Dance For Beginers"", and ""Velvet Productions"".

Sean Paul performs: ""Get Busy"" (after an unplanned introduction by Adrien Brody)

Wayne Wonder performs: ""No Letting Go""

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Episode 17

Ray Romano/Zwan

Sitcom star Ray Romano is back again to host SNL.

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Episode 18

Ashton Kutcher/50 Cent

Ashton Kutcher is in his comfort zone when he hosts SNL.

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Episode 19

Adrien Brody/Sean Paul & Wayne Wonder

Live From New York, It's...Maya Rudolph

Sketches include,""American Idol"", ""Mom Jeans"", ""Brian Fellow's Safari Planet"", ""The Self-Obsessed Man"", ""Live With Regis & Kelly"", ""TV Funhouse: Saddam & Osama"", ""Lensmasters"", ""Ballroom Dance For Beginers"", and ""Velvet Productions"".

Sean Paul performs: ""Get Busy"" (after an unplanned introduction by Adrien Brody)

Wayne Wonder performs: ""No Letting Go""

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Episode 20

Dan Aykroyd/Beyonce Knowles

Former cast member and SNL icon Dan Aykroyd hosts the season finale. Guest appearances by John Goodman and Jim Belushi.

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