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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.

1978[]

1980[]

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

1993[]

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

1997[]

1999[]

2000[]

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

2001[]

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

2002[]

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]

2005[]

2006[]

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]

2014[]

2015[]

  • 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]

2016[]

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]

2017[]

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]

2018[]

2020[]

  • 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 references[]

  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: Star Wars and Saturday Night Live's Long History in 16 Sketches (2016-01-21). vulture.com. vulture.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2018.
  2. YouTube.png The Ladies Man: Monica Lewinsky - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel (backup link)
  3. YouTube.png Cut for Time: Casual Friday on the Death Star - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel (backup link)
  4. Nerd Chat Line. nbc.com. nbc.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2020.
  5. Ziss, Sophy: 'Saturday Night Live' Review: Felicity Jones Hosts Uneven Hour That Robs Us Of Hope (2017-01-15). indiewire.com. indiewire.com. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018.
  6. Kumari Upadhyaya, Kayla: 'SNL': Natalie Portman One-Ups Her 2006 Viral Rap in Second Hosting Gig (2018-02-04). billboard.com. billboard.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2018.
  7. Anderton, Ethan: LOL: Charles Barkley Can't Understand 'Star Wars' Aliens in This Cut 'SNL' Sketch (2018-03-06). Slashfilm. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018.
  8. Turchiano, Danielle: 'Saturday Night Live' Books Donald Glover as Host and Musical Guest (2018-04-14). Variety. Archived from the original on June 25, 2018.
  9. YouTube.png Lando's Summit - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel (backup link)
  10. Schmidt, JK: SNL Cast Interrupts Adam Driver's Attempt to Spoil Star Wars (2018-09-30). comicbook.com. comicbook.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2018.
  11. Cavanaugh, Patrick: 'Star Wars' Star Adam Driver to Host 'Saturday Night Live' Season Premiere (2018-09-18). comicbook.com. comicbook.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2019.
  12. Sederholm, Jillian: SNL announces Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, to host first episode of 2020 (2019-12-22). ew.com. ew.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2020.
  13. Durchiano, Danielle: 'SNL': Adam Driver Delivers 'Star Wars' 'Undercover Boss' Sequel (Watch) (2020-01-25). Variety. Archived from the original on February 28, 2020.
  14. Del Roasario, Alexandra: 'SNL': Weekend Updates Celebrates 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 With Influencer Baby Yoda (2020-10-31). deadline.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2020.

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