The Ultimate Saturday Night Live Quiz


By: J.P. Naomi

5 Min Quiz

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How well do you know one of the longest-running late-night comedy shows? It's time to find out now by taking this quiz! Only the ones with the best sense of humor will pass!

What year did Saturday Night Live permire?

SNL premiered on October 11, 1975.


Live from _______, it's Saturday Night!

Each episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with one of the cast members shouting, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"


For how many seasons has SNL been running?

In its 41 seasons to date, SNL has run 808 episodes!


Who was the host of the first episode of SNL?

The very first episode is the only one to date in which the host did not appear in any of the sketches.


Who gives the opening monologue in each episode?

As the opening music ends, the host of the show comes out and usually begins by saying how excited they are to be hosting SNL!


"Wayne's World, Wayne's World, _______, Excellent!"

Wayne's World was a recurring skit on SNL that was adapted into a film in 1992, and a sequel, Wayne's World 2 in 1993.


Which cast member played "The Ladies Man"?

Tim Meadows was a cast member from 1991 to 2000 and performed as various characters during his tenure.


What is the name of the news parody segment on SNL?

Weekend Update was created by original anchor Chevy Chase in 1975! A total of 32 people have anchored the Weekend Update desk to date.


Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell's recurring skit was adapted into which film in 1998?

Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell played brothers Doug and Steve Butabi and bobbed their heads in unison to "What is Love" by Haddaway.


Who was behind the voice of the SNL announcer?

Don Pardo was the announcer for SNL for every season except the 7th. He retired in 2004, but SNL producers convinced him to continue announcing for the show. He passed away on August 18, 2014 at the age of 96.


What time does SNL start?

The show begins at 11:29:30pm! and ends at 1:02am EST, broadcasting for 92 minutes each week.


Who plays the father of the Coneheads?

The Coneheads featured Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curatin and Laraine Newman. They had several appearances on SNL from 1977-1979.


Mary _______ Gallagher is a superstar.

Mary Katherine Gallagher was portrayed by comedian Molly Shannon from 1995-2001.


What is the name of the blues and soul revivalist band which debuted in 1978?

The Blues Brothers were founded by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. They actually served as the musical guest during their second appearance on the show in 1978.


The Spartan Cheerleaders need ________.

Craig and Arianna, the cheerleaders are played by Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri.


On which network has SNL always run?

SNL is broadcast live from NBC Studios - Studio 8-H, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.


Which of the following was NOT one of the original 1975 cast members?

The original cast of 1975 included: Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, and Chevy Chase.


Which of the following cast members portrayed VP candidate Sarah Palin in 2008?

Tina Fey's real name is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey. She is also known for creating the acclaimed series "30 Rock".


Which cast member appeared in a recurring sketch as a girl named Gilly?

Kristen Wiig starred on SNL from 2005 - 2011. She has been in many shows and films including the 2011 hit, Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote and produced.


Comedian Rachel Dratch is most remembered for her role on SNL as ________.

"You're enjoying your day, everything's going your way, then along comes Debbie Downer. Always there to tell you 'bout a new disease, a car accident, or killer bees. You'll beg her to spare you, 'Debbie, please!' but you can't stop Debbie Downer!"


A host who has hosted SNL for 5 times or more is known to be a member of the _________ Club.

Steve Martin was the fastest person to join the Five-Timers club, hosting five times in 546 days. Tina Fey was the most recent person to join, her 5th time hosting was on December 19, 2015.


This former Mickey Mouse Club mouseketeer has made a name for himself on SNL in famous skits with Andy Samberg.

Justin Timberlake has hosted SNL 5 times, and has appeared in skits such as "Dick in a Box" and "Motherlover."


Who holds the record for most number of times hosting SNL?

Alec Baldwin has hosted SNL 16 times.


Which former SNL cast member starred in the movie Fever Pitch about an obsessed Red Sox fan?

Jimmy Fallon starred on SNL from 1998 - 2000, and then again from 2001 - 2004. Fever Pitch was released in 2005.


Christopher Walken, The Bruce Dickinson, needs "more _________."

"More Cowbell" comes from the SNL sketch which fictionalized the recording of "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult. Christopher Walken serves as the music producer "The Bruce Dickinson".


The film Trading Places in 1983 featured two SNL cast members, Dan Aykroyd and __________.

Edward Regan Murphy was a regular cast member of SNL from 1980 - 1984.


This SNL cast member died in 1997 from a drug overdose at the age of 33.

Chris Farley collaborated with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade on SNL - becoming known as a group called the "Bad Boys of SNL."


Who first performed "The Thanksgiving Song" on a Weekend Update in 1992?

"Turkey with gravy and cranberries/Can't believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry!"


Most recently in the film "The Judge", this SNL cast member lasted only 1 year in 1985.

Due to poor ratings, Robert Downey, Jr. and much of the cast from the 1985 season were replaced. He did, however, return to host SNL one time.


This cast member portrayed former US Attorney General Janet Reno dancing to "My Sharona".

He also portrayed George W. Bush and Al Gore among others!


In the 2016 presidential cycle, which cast member portrays Hillary Clinton?

The real Hillary Clinton appeared alongside McKinnon in a sketch during the premier of season 41 of SNL.


Alongside Kristen Wiig, who portrayed one of the "Two A-Holes" on SNL?

Jason Sudeikis was an SNL cast member from 2005-2013! He was actually hired in 2003 as a sketch writer and eventually made his way onto the show as a cast member.


This current cast member holds the record for most celebrity impressions performed on the show.

Kenan Thompson beat out Darrell Hammond's previous record of 107 with his own 122. He has been a cast member since 2003.


This Chilean-born cast member once impersonated Aaron Neville as a courtroom judge on City Court.

Horacio Sanz was born in Santiago, Chile but grew up on the West Side of Chicago. He was a cast member from 1998 - 2006.


Taking over for Fred Armisen, who has played the role President Barack Obama since 2012?

Jay Pharoah was born Jared Antonio Farrow. In 2015, he was ranked the 55th greatest SNL cast member by Rolling Stone magazine.


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