40 Years Ago: ‘Special Bulletin’ Causes ‘War of the Worlds’ Panic
Cold War TV movie from 1983 was work of fiction but try telling freaked-out viewers that.
The 20 Most Controversial Saturday Night Live Moments of All Time
From accidental expletives to regrettable lapses in comedy judgment to manufactured ire.
40 Years Ago: Buckwheat Is Shot, and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Is There
Eddie Murphy helped kill off one of the show's most popular characters in March 1983.
45 Years Ago: John Belushi Dances on His ‘SNL’ Castmates’ Graves
in "Don't Look Back in Anger," star reflects on all his departed co-workers.
45 Years Ago: O.J. Simpson Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’
Football great's sports career was winding down as movie and TV options piled up in 1978.
45 Years Ago: Bill Murray and Chevy Chase Fight Before ‘SNL’ Goes on Air
The 1978 episode marked return of former breakout cast member, but not everyone wanted him back.
30 Years Ago: Dana Carvey Leaves ‘SNL’ as a Royal Tampon
"George Bush had run its course, 'Wayne’s World,' Church Lady had all been done — basically I thought I’d done as much as I could do."
30 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Spoofs Keith Richards and Himself on SNL
Rolling Stones singer struck comedy gold in 1993 episode.
When Bill Murray’s Lounge Singer Added Lyrics to Star Wars Theme
“Oh, Star Wars / Nothing but Star Wars ... "
45 Years Ago: The Nerds Make Suitably Graceless ‘SNL’ Debut
Bill Murray and Gilda Radner starred as two of the show's earliest recurring characters.
45 Years Ago: Giant Lobsters Destroy ‘Saturday Night Live’
One of the weirdest and most format-breaking sketches in show's history was based on a real event.
45 Years Ago: A Chicago Diner Inspires Popular ‘SNL’ Sketch
"Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger … "
40 Years Ago: A Banned Andy Kaufman Gets One More ‘SNL’ Chance
Comedian's final appearance came via a real commercial aired during "Weekend Update."
Revisiting Mel Brooks’ Juvenile Epic ‘History of the World: Part I’
The 1981 film ended with a parting gag promising a second part. More than 40 years later, it arrived.
‘The Ben Stiller Show': Where Are They Now?
You may recognize some of the names from the short-lived TV series.
45 Years Ago: Sex Pistols Miss ‘SNL’ Gig Due to Legal Problems
It led to one of the most famous musical moments in the show's history.
When Norm Macdonald Unknowingly Hosted His Last ‘Weekend Update’
Nobody knew the 'SNL' newsreader would be fired during the show's holiday break.
40 Years Ago: Eddie Murphy Rankles Cast by Hosting ‘SNL’
Crossroads moment came as the show faltered after original producer Lorne Michaels' departure.
When ‘Conspiracy Theory Rock’ Was Banned From ‘SNL’
Biting satirical piece aired in 1998 - but never again.
35 Years Ago: Kirstie Alley Enters ‘Cheers’ as Sam’s New Foil
With Shelley Long's Diane gone, hit show brought in replacement to annoy Ted Danson's bar owner.