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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 with Katy Perry

America's long-running sketch comedy show returns for Season 36 with "SNL" alum Amy Poehler helming the cast and fielding kisses from Justin Timberlake. Sketches include Bronx Beat, Hair Restoration, Maternity Matters, Wedding Venue, and more.

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Episode 2

Bryan Cranston with Kanye West

Sketches include Rahm Emanuel Address Cold Open, Bryan Cranston Song Monologue, Pepto Bismol Ice, Miley Cyrus Show, What Up With That?, Shanna: Basketball Game, An SNL Digitial Short: Rescue Dogs 3-D, and Weekend Update.

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Episode 3

Jane Lynch with Bruno Mars

Jane Lynch of "Glee" hosts SNL.

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Episode 4

Emma Stone with Kings of Leon

Sketches include Obama & Reid Cold Open, Emma Stone Monologue, Baby Spanx, Makeover Show, Headline News Show, An SNL Digital Short: I Broke My Arm, The View, Wrangler Jeans Commercial, Weekend Update and more.

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Episode 5

Jon Hamm with Rihanna

Jon Hamm hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Rihanna.

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Episode 6

Scarlett Johansson with Arcade Fire

Sketches include G-20 Cold Open, 16 and Pregnant Spinoffs, Millionaire Matchmaker, Manuel Ortiz Show, Unstoppable Trailer, Hollywood Dish, Weekend Update including Jay & Jason as George W. Bush & Kanye West; Vanessa & Fredas, and more.

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Episode 7

Anne Hathaway with Florence and the Machine

Sketches include Rachel Maddow Cold Open, Anne Hathaway Monologue, Message from the TSA, Miley Cyrus Show, Penelope Thanksgiving, Visiting the Queen, Weekend Update, Herb Welch, Black Friday, and Camel Tame.

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Episode 8

Robert De Niro with Diddy-Dirty Money

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

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Episode 9

Paul Rudd with Paul McCartney

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

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Episode 10

Jeff Bridges with Eminem

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

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Episode 11

Jim Carrey with The Black Keys

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

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Episode 12

Gwyneth Paltrow with Cee Lo Green

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

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Episode 13

Jesse Eisenberg with Nicki Minaj

Sketches include Bachmann Address Cold Open, Eisenberg Monologue featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Estromaxx, Mister Wizard, Herb Welch, An SNL Digital Short: The Creep featuring Nicki Minaj, Weekend Update, Bride of Blackenstein, MTV Skins, and more.

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Episode 14

Dana Carvey with Linkin Park

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

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Episode 15

Russell Brand with Chris Brown

Sketches include O'Reilly/Obama Cold Open, Russell Monologue, Spider-Man Lawsuit, Vacation Giveaway, British Movie Trailer, Royal Taster, Chris Brown "Yeah 3X", Weekend Update, and more.

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Episode 16

Miley Cyrus with The Strokes

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

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Episode 17

Zach Galifianakis with Jessie J.

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

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Episode 18

Elton John with Leon Russell

Elton John hosts Saturday Night Live!

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Episode 19

Helen Mirren with Foo Fighters

Sketches include Presidential Address Cold Open, Celebrity Taxes, An SNL Digital Short: Helen Mirren's Magic Bosom, Fox and Friends, Mary Shelley, Foo Fighters "Rope," Weekend Update, Underground Festival - Easter, The Roosevelts, and more.

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Episode 20

Tina Fey with Ellie Goulding

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

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Episode 21

Ed Helms with Paul Simon

Sketches include The Situation Room, Corn Syrup Producers of America, What up with that?, The Ambiguously Gay Duo: The Dark, Clenched Hole of Evil, Wild World, One-Take Tony, Ann-Margret Tries To Throw A Wad Of Paper Into A Trashcan, and A Republican Candidate.

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Episode 22

Justin Timberlake with Lady Gaga

Sketches include Rikers Island, Liquorville, WXPD News, Three-Way (Digital Short), What's That Name?, Merry-Go-Love Tunnel, Secret Word and The Barry Gibbs Talk Show. Lady Gaga performs "The Edge of Glory", "Judas" and "Born This Way".

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