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Saturday Night Live - Season 31 Episodes

Saturday Night Live - Season 31

Saturday Night Live - Season 31

Saturday Night Live aired its thirty-first season in the 2005-06 television season on NBC. The season began on October 1, 2005, and ended on May 20, 2006, with 19 episodes in all. The season was cut one episode short due to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. A 30th anniversary special for the show was planned, but the plan was scrapped due to budget cuts.

Before the start of the season, featured player Rob Riggle was let go from the show. Finesse Mitchell and Kenan Thompson were both promoted to repertory status while Jason Sudeikis remained a featured player.

The show then added three new cast members to the show. They included: Los Angeles-based sketch comedian Bill Hader, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig of The Groundlings. Wiig debuted on the show in November, in the episode hosted by Jason Lee. Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone would be a notable force for creating SNL Digital Shorts. One such short was "Lazy Sunday"; after it aired during the Jack Black episode it became an Internet phenomenon.

Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph missed a few episodes in this season due to both of them being pregnant and on maternity leave. Fey's place on Weekend Update was briefly taken over by Horatio Sanz until her return in the episode hosted by Catherine Zeta-Jones, making Sanz the first Hispanic Weekend Update anchor. Fey returned to the show before her maternity leave time was up. Maya Rudolph, however, appeared on the first episode of the new season, and then went on maternity leave and returned in February, in the episode hosted by Steve Martin.

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The Best of David Spade

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Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost and Found

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The Best Of TV Funhouse

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Episode 1

Steve Carell/Kanye West

Steve Carell hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 2

Jon Heder/Ashlee Simpson

Jon Heder hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 3

Catherine Zeta-Jones/Franz Ferdinand

Catherine Zeta-Jones hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 4

Lance Armstrong/Sheryl Crow

Lance Armstrong hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 5

Jason Lee/Foo Fighters

Jason Lee hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 6

Eva Longoria/Korn

Eva Longoria hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 7

Dane Cook/James Blunt

Dane Cook hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 8

Alec Baldwin/Shakira

Alec Baldwin hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 9

Jack Black/Neil Young

Jack Black hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 10

Scarlett Johanson/Death Cab For Cutie

Scarlett Johansson hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 11

Peter Sarsgaard/The Strokes

Peter Sarsgaard hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 12

Steve Martin/Prince

Steve Martin hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 13

Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy

Natalie Portman hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 14

Matt Dillon/Arctic Monkeys

Matt Dillon hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 15

Antonio Banderas/Mary J. Blige

Antonio Banderas hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 16

Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam

Lindsay Lohan hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 17

Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tom Hanks hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 18

Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon

Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 19

Kevin Spacey/Nelly Furtado

Kevin Spacey hosts Saturday Night Live.