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Saturday Night Live (often abbreviated SNL) is a comedy-variety TV series created by Lorne Michaels. It has aired new episodes on NBC since 1975. Over the years, the show has included a number of sketches tied into the Star Wars films, often featuring various cast members.

1978Edit

1980Edit

Both Carrie Fisher and Frank Oz had parts in the 1980 SNL film The Blues Brothers.

1993Edit

In the February 16, 1993 episode, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Phil Hartman) appears to Luke Perry in the opening monologue.[1]

1997Edit

1999Edit

2000Edit

Billy Dee Williams played a bartender in the 2000 SNL film The Ladies Man.

2001Edit

A sketch was produced but cut from a 2001 episode, in which the crew of the Death Star participates in Casual Friday.[3]

2002Edit

In the January 12, 2002 episode, Daryl Hammond plays George Lucas, who addresses fan concerns over the upcoming Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The sketch also featured Obi-Wan Kenobi (Seth Meyers), Mace Windu (Tracy Morgan) and NSYNC (played by various actors, including Jimmy Fallon).[1]

2005Edit

2006Edit

In the March 4, 2006 episode, Natalie Portman hosted and appeared in a rap video. At one point in the video, she signs an autograph for a child who is dressed as Padmé Amidala.[1]

2014Edit

2015Edit

  • In the November 21, 2015 episode, there is a new version of the Star Wars auditions, this time featuring cast from The Force Awakens.[1]
  • In the December 12 episode, there is a mock commercial for Star Wars toys, in which adult collectors are parodied.[1]

2016Edit

In the January 16, 2016 episode, Adam Driver reprises his role as Kylo Ren (disguised as "Matt") in a sketch that parodies Undercover Boss.[1]

2017Edit

Felicity Jones hosted the January 14, 2017 episode. In her opening monologue, she interacts with Kenan Thompson as Saw Gerrera and a hologram of Tina Fey.[5]

2018Edit

2020Edit

Adam Driver hosted the January 25, 2020 episode.[12] Driver follows up the Undercover Boss sketch by playing Kylo Ren (now disguised as "Randy") in Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now.[13]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Reilly, Dan (January 21, 2016). Star Wars and Saturday Night Live's Long History in 16 Sketches. vulture.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2018.
  2. YouTube The Ladies Man: Monica Lewinsky - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel
  3. YouTube Cut for Time: Casual Friday on the Death Star - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel
  4. Nerd Chat Line. nbc.com.
  5. Ziss, Sophy (January 15, 2017). 'Saturday Night Live' Review: Felicity Jones Hosts Uneven Hour That Robs Us Of Hope. indiewire.com.
  6. Kumari Upadhyaya, Kayla (February 4, 2018). 'SNL': Natalie Portman One-Ups Her 2006 Viral Rap in Second Hosting Gig. billboard.com.
  7. Anderton, Ethan (March 6, 2018). LOL: Charles Barkley Can't Understand 'Star Wars' Aliens in This Cut 'SNL' Sketch. Slashfilm.
  8. Turchiano, Danielle (April 14, 2018). 'Saturday Night Live' Books Donald Glover as Host and Musical Guest. Retrieved on April 22, 2018.
  9. YouTube Lando's Summit - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel
  10. Schmidt, JK (September 30, 2018). SNL Cast Interrupts Adam Driver's Attempt to Spoil Star Wars. comicbook.com.
  11. Cavanaugh, Patrick (September 18, 2018). 'Star Wars' Star Adam Driver to Host 'Saturday Night Live' Season Premiere. comicbook.com.
  12. Sederholm, Jillian (December 22, 2019). SNL announces Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, to host first episode of 2020. ew.com.
  13. Durchiano, Danielle (January 25, 2020). 'SNL': Adam Driver Delivers 'Star Wars' 'Undercover Boss' Sequel (Watch). Variety. variety.com.

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