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Saturday Night Live - Season 35

Saturday Night Live - Season 35

Saturday Night Live aired its thirty-fifth season during the 2009–2010 television season on NBC. This season began on September 26, 2009 and ended on May 15, 2010.

A total of 22 episodes were broadcast during the show's eight-month-long season, which included a two-week break in February due to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The season was accompanied by three prime-time episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday and three prime-time SNL clip shows.

Prior to the start of the season, many cast changes occurred. Darrell Hammond, the last cast member from the 1990s, left the show after a record 14 seasons in the cast. Featured players Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson were both let go from the show before the start of the season.

To fill their absence the show brought in two new featured players, Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate. Abby Elliott and Bobby Moynihan continued as featured players.

A notable moment of the season was when an internet campaign was created to get actress Betty White to host an episode of the show. The campaign was started in early 2010 on Facebook and the group was called "Betty White to Host SNL!" The campaign was successful, and White became the oldest person ever to host the show. For White's episode, Lorne Michaels brought back former cast members Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon. The episode garnered its highest ratings in over a year. with a rating of 5.8 in the 18–49 rating, demographic and with 12.1 million viewers overall.

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A Very Gilly Christmas

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Sports All-Stars

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Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again

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Episode 1

Megan Fox / U2

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen!

Sketches include "Gadhafi's Second Speech," "Bladdivon," "Flight Attendants," "Russian Brides," "SWAT Commander" (Digital Short), "Grady Wilson's Burning Up The Bedsheets," "Live Lounge," "Biker Chick Chat," "Megan's Roommate" (Digital Short), and "Your Mom Talks to Megan Fox While You Get Ready."

U2 performed "Breathe," "Moment of Surrender," and "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)."

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Episode 2

Ryan Reynolds / Lady Gaga

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen!

Sketches include "Obama's Checklist," "Mostly Garbage Dog Food," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Throw It On The Ground" (Digital Short), "Mike's Fountainry," "Deep House Dish," "So You Commited a Crime... And You Think You Can Dance?," "International Masterworks," and "Bubble Dresses Backstage."

Lady Gaga performed "Paparazzi" and a medley of "LoveGame," "Bad Romance," and "Poker Face."

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Episode 3

Drew Barrymore / Regina Spektor

Drew Barrymore hosts with musical guest with Regina Spektor.

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Episode 4

Gerard Butler / Shakira

Gerard Butler hosts Saturday Night Live with guest appearances by Shakira, Dwayne Johnson and James Franco.

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Episode 5

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift hosts Nov. 7.

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Episode 6

January Jones / Black Eyed Peas

January Jones hosts Nov 14.

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Episode 7

Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Dave Matthews Band

Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Dave Matthews Band.

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Episode 8

Blake Lively / Rihanna

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen, Bobby Moynihan, and Kristen Wiig!

Sketches include "Obama and the Salahis," "Carter 'n Sons," "Vagisil Superstars of Bowling Tournament 1989," "The Situation Room," "Shy Ronnie" (Digital Short), "Gossip Girl: Staten Island," "10th Annual Kickspit Underground Rock Festival," "Virginaca Hastings at Barney's," "UPS" (two parts), "Late Night with Chris Hansen," and "NASA Recruitment Office."

Rihanna performed "Russian Roulette" and "Hard" (featuring Young Jeezy).

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Episode 9

Taylor Lautner / Bon Jovi

Taylor Lautner hosts.

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Episode 10

James Franco / Muse

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig!

Sketches include "The Lawrence Welk Show," "What Up With That?," "The Kissing Vogelczeks," "The Tizzle Wizzle Show" (Digital Short), "The Manuel Ortiz Show," "Sigma Lambda Omega," "Vincent Price Christmas Special," "Tree Love," "Christmas Gift Meeting," and "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Christmas Animals."

Muse performed "Uprising" and "Starlight."

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Episode 11

Charles Barkley / Alicia Keys

Former basketball star Charles Barkley comes back (after a 17-year gap) to host the first new episode of 2010; Alicia Keys (who last appeared on the first episode of season 27 with host Reese Witherspoon) comes back to perform "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" and "Empire State of Mind."

Sketches include "The Situation Room," "Thomas Peepers Insurance," "Reel Quotes," "MacGruber" (three-part sketch), "Shana at the Ski Retreat," "Inside the NBA," "Weekend Update" with James Carville, Nicolas Cage, and Governor David Paterson, "The Haney Project," "Digital Short: Alicia Keys' Booty Call," "Scared Straight," and "Barkley's Bank."

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Episode 12

Sigourney Weaver / The Ting Tings

Sigourney Weaver hosts Saturday Night Live with The Ting Tings.

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Episode 13

Jon Hamm / Michael Bublé

Sketches include "State of the Union Cold Open," "Jon Hamm Monologue," "1920s Party," an SNL digital short: "The Curse," "New Senator," "Sports Show," "Hamm and Buble," "Closet Organizer," "Court Stenographer," "Bar" and "Barnes & Noble."

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Episode 14

Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures

Ashton Kutcher hosts Saturday Night Live with Them Crooked Vultures.

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Episode 15

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez hosts Saturday Night Live.

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Episode 16

Zach Galifianakis / Vampire Weekend

Actor Zach Galifianakis hosts; Vampire Weekend performs "Cousins" and "Giving Up the Gun."

Sketches include "Health Care Reform," "The Vogelchecks," "Bidet," "Zach Drops by the Set," "Today," "Weekend Update" with guests Mo'Nique and Will Forte, "What Up with That?" "The Situation Room," and "Pageant Talk."

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Episode 17

Jude Law / Pearl Jam

Jude Law hosts Saturday Night Live with a special appearance by Jerry Seinfeld.

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Episode 18

Tina Fey / Justin Bieber

Tina Fey hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Justin Bieber.

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Episode 19

Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha

Ryan Phillippe hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Ke$ha.

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Episode 20

Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT

Gabourey Sidibe hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest MGMT.

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Episode 21

Betty White/Jay-Z

Live from New York, it's... Betty White, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Ana Gastayer, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Molly Shannon! Sketches include "The Lawrence Welk Show," "MacGruber" (three parts), "Delicious Dish," "The Manuel Ortiz Show," "Gingey," "Scared Straight," "CSI: Sarasota," "Thank You For Being a Friend" (Digital Short), and "2010 Census Taker." Jay-Z performed a melody of "Real As It Gets," "99 Problems," "Empire State of Mind" (feat. Bridget Kelly), and "Young Forever" (feat. Mr Hudson).

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Episode 22

Alec Baldwin/Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Alec Baldwin hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers.

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