Saturday Night Live - Season 36 Episodes

Saturday Night Live - Season 36

Saturday Night Live - Season 36

Saturday Night Live aired its thirty-sixth season during the 2010–2011 television season on NBC. This season began on September 25, 2010 with former cast member Amy Poehler serving as host and Katy Perry as the musical guest, and ended on May 21, 2011 with Justin Timberlake serving as host and Lady Gaga as musical guest.

Prior to the start of the season, many cast changes occurred. Will Forte, who had been with the show since 2002, announced on August 26, 2010 that he would be leaving the show. Featured player Jenny Slate was let go from the show after only one season. Abby Elliott and Bobby Moynihan were promoted to repertory status, becoming the first featured players to be promoted since 2006.

The show hired four new cast members: Chicago improvisers Vanessa Bayer and Paul Brittain from ImprovOlympic; stand-up comic/impressionist Jay Pharoah; and comedic actor Taran Killam of The Groundlings, who, like Jeff Richards was a former cast member on SNL's rival sketch show, MADtv.

This season also debuted a new animated feature voiced by former SNL cast members, called "Greetings from American America", created by former SNL head writer Fred Wolf.

Saturday Night Live S36E0
Episode 0

Saturday Night Live Backstage

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Episode 1

Amy Poehler/Katy Perry

Amy Poehler hosts SNL with musical guest Katy Perry.

Saturday Night Live S36E2
Episode 2

Bryan Cranston/Kanye West

Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" hosts SNL.

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Episode 3

Jane Lynch/Bruno Mars

Jane Lynch of "Glee" hosts SNL.

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Episode 4

Emma Stone/Kings of Leon

Emma Stone hosts Saturday Night live with musical guest Kings of Leon.

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Episode 5

Jon Hamm/Rihanna

Jon Hamm hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Rihanna.

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Episode 6

Scarlett Johansson/Arcade Fire

Scarlett Johansson hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Arcade Fire!

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Episode 7

Anne Hathaway/Florence and the Machine

Anne Hathaway hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Florence and The Machine.

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Episode 8

Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money

Robert De Niro hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Diddy Dirty Money!

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Episode 9

Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney

Paul Rudd hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Paul McCartney!

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Episode 10

Jeff Bridges/Eminem

Jeff Bridges hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guests Eminem and Lil Wayne.

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Episode 11

Jim Carrey/The Black Keys

Jim Carrey hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest The Black Keys!

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Episode 12

Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green

Gwyneth Paltrow hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Cee Lo Green!

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Episode 13

Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj

Jesse Eisenberg hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Nicki Minaj!

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Episode 14

Dana Carvey/Linkin Park

Dana Carvey hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Linkin Park!

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Episode 15

Russell Brand/Chris Brown

Russell Brand hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Chris Brown!

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Episode 16

Miley Cyrus/The Strokes

Miley Cyrus hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest The Strokes!

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Episode 17

Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J

Zach Galifianakis hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Jessie J!

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Episode 18

Elton John/Elton John with Leon Russell

Elton John hosts Saturday Night Live!

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Episode 19

Helen Mirren/The Foo Fighters

Helen Mirren hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Foo Fighters!

Saturday Night Live S36E20
Episode 20

Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding

Tina Fey hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Ellie Golding.

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Episode 21

Ed Helms/Paul Simon

Ed Helms hosts SNL with musical guest Paul Simon.

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Episode 22

Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga

Justin Timberlake hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Lady Gaga.