, Church Chat, Coffee Talk with Linda Richman, The Coneheads, Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley, Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, Fernando’s Hideaway, Hans and Franz, Master Thespian, Mr.
Bill, Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood, Pat, The Pat Stevens Show, The Sweeney Sisters, Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar, and Wayne’s World.
The entire cast from last season returned for another year.
Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz were all promoted to repertory status, with the cast otherwise unchanged at the start of the season.
In the clip with Bennett, the 32-year-old sketch comedy actor serenades the young star by singing her name as she observes, smiling.'I wrote one for you too dude, that's so crazy,' said the actress, who's clad in a coffee brown V-neck shirt and torn black jeans, with her short auburn mane pushed back.
After singing her serenade to Bennett - one word, saying his name - the sketch comedy actor snapped back, 'Wow, no last name, no fedora, you have a lot to do before Saturday.'The broody beauty replied, 'I love you too dude,' when Beck - acting extra starstruck - flocked back to her side, only to be informed she 'was kind of kidding.'A dejected Bennett shot back, 'I love joking about stuff,' to which the Twilight star responded, 'Me too, that's why I'm here.' In the clip featuring Jones, the 6ft comic and Ghostbusters star, 49, said to the 5ft5 actress and musical guest Alessia Cara, who stands at 5ft1: 'I am such a big fan of you guys!
In this shot, Kristen was wearing a grey shirt emblazoned with a graphic promoting the famed band, The Ramones. The Runaways beauty is the variety show's third guest of the new year, following previous guest hosts Felicity Jones and Aziz Ansari.
A self-parody commercial featured "The Best of the First 20 Minutes", a parody of Broadway Video's series of SNL compilation videos.Towards the end of the season, Maya Rudolph of The Groundlings joined the show, starting with the episode hosted by John Goodman. I challenge you to name a network, much less a show, that has created this many stars, ever...SNL, they are the not-ready-for-prime-time players. All we’re asking is, somebody who comes in and is, basically, virtually unknown and young has an opportunity to be on a very, very powerful sketch-comedy show and to be able to launch a film career and be in sitcoms. In July 1999, when executive producer Lorne Michaels held auditions for the season, NBC introduced a new contract for first-year cast members, replacing the five- or six-year deals they had used in the past.In early 1999, Will Ferrell hosted a follow-up special.In late 2005 and in March 2009, the special was updated, featuring commercials created since the airing of the original special.