Saturday Night Live (Season 15)


Saturday Night Live (Season 15)

"Saturday Night Live" aired its fifteenth season during the 1989 - 1990 television season on NBC. This season saw the first hosting gigs of three celebrities who would go on to be frequent (and favorite) SNL hosts: John Goodman (who actually auditioned to be a castmember on SNL during the disastrous 1980-1981 season), Christopher Walken (whose singing and dancing monologues and recurring sketch "The Continental" have been a staple in six of the seven episodes hosted by Walken), and Alec Baldwin (who went on to break John Goodman's record of most frequent SNL host in 2006). Near the end of the season, Nora Dunn was fired due to her refusal to appear in an episode hosted by controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay, which led to controversy with critics and fans.

The fifteenth season started off with a 15th anniversary special on September 24, 1989 and ended on May 19, 1990.

Cast

Repertory cast members

*Dana Carvey
*Nora Dunn
*Phil Hartman
*Jan Hooks
*Victoria Jackson
*Jon Lovitz
*Dennis Miller
*Mike Myers
*Kevin Nealon

Featured cast members

*A. Whitney Brown
*Al Franken

Episodes


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