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  • Aired1989 — 1990
  • NetworkNBC
  • CountryUnited States
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Runtime90 minutes
  • Certification
    TV-14

Saturday Night Live aired its fifteenth season during the 1989 - 1990 television season on NBC. The fifteenth season started off with a 15th anniversary special on September 24, 1989 and ended on May 19, 1990. 21 episodes were produced, including the anniversary special. Few changes happened before the start of the season. The only change was the absence of Ben Stiller. After being on the show for five episodes, Stiller left the show due to creative differences with Lorne Michaels. Mike Myers was upgraded to repertory status. This season saw the first hosting gigs of three celebrities who would go on to be frequent SNL hosts: John Goodman, Christopher Walken, and Alec Baldwin. This season is also notorious for an in-cast spat towards the end of the season. Nora Dunn staged a boycott over the host of the episode, controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Dunn refused to appear in the episode because of Clay's profane jokes about women. The original musical guest for the episode, Sinéad O'Connor, joined Dunn in her boycott and canceled her scheduled appearance. O'Connor was replaced by Julee Cruise and The Spanic Boys.

15x01 Bruce Willis/Neil Young

1989-10-01T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""George Bush,"" ""thirtysomething Cereal,"" ""Wayne's World,"" ""Phil Donahue,"" ""Anal-Retentive Carpenter,"" ""Johnny O'Connor,"" ""Sprockets,"" and ""Bruce Willis' Bluesy Commercial Jingles""

15x02 Rick Moranis/Rickie Lee Jones

1989-10-08T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""Jackie Mason,"" ""The Big Bitch Bull Dyke Bust Out of '89,"" ""Honey, I Shrunk Hans and Franz,"" ""Merv Griffin's Money-Losing Hotel,"" ""Wild Horse,"" ""New Baseball Commissioner,"" ""Baby Talk,"" and ""Word Busters"".

15x03 Kathleen Turner/Billy Joel

1989-10-22T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""The Miracle Of Fatima '89,"" ""Plug Away,"" ""Die Squaren Ost Berliner,"" ""Donheiser,"" ""The Eggman,"" ""Lank Thompson,"" ""All About Deborah Norville,"" ""Average Blind Date,"" ""Last Maxwell House Ad""

15x04 James Woods/Don Henley

1989-10-29T03:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,"" ""Yard-a-pult,"" ""Dracula and AIDS,"" ""Primetime Live,"" ""Ventriloquist Act,"" ""Falling in Love,"" ""Three Dudes Holistic Automotive,"" ""Hemsley Spook House,"" and ""Tonto, Tarzan, and Frankenstein.""

15x05 Chris Evert/Eurythmics

1989-11-12T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""Wimbledon,"" ""Oneupmanship,"" and ""Lothar of the Hill People.""

15x06 Woody Harrelson/David Byrne

1989-11-19T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""Jack Nicholson,"" ""Pumping Up with Hans & Franz,"" ""A&E Attitudes,"" ""Sprockets,"" and ""Three Very Lonesome Cowboys.""

15x07 John Goodman/k.d. lang & The Reclines

1989-12-03T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""It's a Wonderful Savings and Loan,"" ""Wayne's World,"" ""Cooking with the Anal-Retentive Chef,"" ""Toonces The Cat Who Could Drive a Car,"" ""The Mike Ditka Type-A Christmas Special,"" and ""The Referee Pitman Show"".

15x08 Robert Wagner/Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville

1989-12-10T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""George Bush and Dan Quayle"", ""Yard-A-Pult,"" ""Messy Date"", ""Tales of the Runaway Boulder,"" ""Attack of the Masturbating Zombies,"" ""Rockefeller is Evil,"" ""A Betty Ford Straight Arrow Christmas"", and ""In the Middle."" Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville performed ""Don't Know Much"" and ""When Something Is Wrong.""

15x09 Andie MacDowell/Tracy Chapman

1989-12-17T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches included ""Interrupted PSA,"" ""Church Chat,"" ""The Night Hanukkah Harry Saved Christmas,"" ""Hal Jerome Tribute,"" and ""Before the Wedding."" Tracy Chapman performed ""Gimme One Reason.""

15x10 Ed O'Neill/Harry Connick, Jr.

1990-01-14T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""George Bush,"" ""Bizilady,"" ""I Got What You Need,"" ""Wayne's World,"" ""The Nagging,"" ""Dennis Woo's Real Estate Fortunes The Easy Way,"" ""Ceaucescu's Wake,"" ""Lothar of the Hill People,"" and ""SNL in the 90's"".

15x11 Christopher Walken/Bonnie Raitt

1990-01-21T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson,"" ""Eternity,"" ""Hired Break-Up,"" ""The Continental,"" ""Attitudes,"" ""Lease With an Option to Kill,"" ""Hardbound""

15x12 Quincy Jones

1990-02-11T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""Pumping Up With Hans and Franz,"" ""Century 21 Marriage Counselors,"" ""Toonces,"" ""Bob Waltman Special,"" ""Jazz Perspective,"" ""Reverend and Rabbi,"" ""Tonto, Tarzan, and Frankenstein,"" ""Soviet Central Committee,"" ""House Committee on Dials and Gauges"".

15x13 Tom Hanks/Aerosmith

1990-02-18T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""Ivana Trump Pre-Nup"", ""Wayne's World,"" ""Tales of Ribaldry,"" ""Tradtional Irish Drinking Songs for St. Patrick's Day,"" ""The Mob,"" ""Singles Cruise,"" and ""Black History Minute."" Aerosmith performed ""Jamie's Got a Gun"" and ""Monkey On My Back.""

15x14 Fred Savage/Technotronic

1990-02-25T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""Church Chat,"" ""Left Alone with a Gun,"" ""The Pat Stevens Show,"" ""Imaginary Friend,"" and ""Hooked on Sushi"" (film). Technotronic performed ""Pump Up The Jam.""

15x15 Rob Lowe/The Pogues

1990-03-18T04:30:00+00:00

Sketches include ""George Bush/Rob Lowe,"" ""Irish Drinking Songs,"" ""Church Chat,"" ""Sprockets,"" ""Arsenio Beckman Show,"" ""Lambada Prison,"" ""Helmet Head,"" and ""Alexander's Fur World"".

15x16 Debra Winger/Eric Clapton

1990-03-25T05:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""Reagan Census Count,"" ""Wayne's World,"" ""Toonces the Cat Who Could Drive a Car,"" ""Calamity Jane,"" and ""Senate Record Labelling Hearings"", ""Weekend Update""

15x17 Corbin Bernsen/Smithereens

1990-04-15T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""Cable Shopping Network,"" ""Celebrity Lawyer Court,"" ""Hanukkah Harry,"" ""George F. Will's Sports Machine,"" ""His Face,"" ""Movers and Shakers,"" and ""Playgirl Models"".

15x18 Alec Baldwin/The B-52's

1990-04-22T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""Bush Talks to Nation,"" ""Greenhilly,"" ""The Environmentally Conscious One,"" ""Sexual Tension Diner,"" ""The Garbo I Knew,"" ""Only In New York,"" ""Nude Talk Show,"" and ""Middle Aged Man."" The B-52's perform ""Cosmic Thing"" and ""Channel Z.""

15x19 Andrew Dice Clay/Spanic Boys & Julee Cruise

1990-05-13T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""It's a Wonderful Dice,"" ""Diceman Employment Agency,"" ""Cooking With the Anal-Rententive Chef,"" ""What's Sex?"", ""DJ Tony Trailer,"" ""Jan Hooks Protest,"" ""Cool Mite,"" ""Ridiculous Bull,"" ""Kevin Nealon Protest""

15x20 Candice Bergen/Notting Hillbillies

1990-05-20T04:30:00+01:00

Sketches include ""George Bush,"" ""Toonces The Cat Who Can Drive a Car,"" ""The Carsenio Show,"" and ""Wayne's World.""

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