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Saturday Night Live

Season 16 1990 - 1991

  • 1990-09-30T04:30:00+01:00 on NBC
  • 90 mins
  • 12 hours, 9 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Saturday Night Live aired its sixteenth season during the 1990-1991 television season on NBC. 20 episodes were produced. The sixteenth season began on September 29, 1990, and ended on May 18, 1991.

The 16th season of SNL was a transitional one: Several longtime cast members left, and a large number of additions were made to the roster. To ensure that he was not short on talent, Michaels chose to retain most of the late 1980s cast while in the process of hiring the people that would make up the early 1990s cast. At one point during the season, sixteen people were listed as cast members or featured players.

20 episodes

16x01 Kyle MacLachlan/Sinead O'Connor

  • Season Premiere

    1990-09-30T04:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sketches include ""George Bush,"" ""Sprockets,"" ""Twin Peaks,"" ""Luther Campbell,"" ""All Things Scottish,"" and ""Frank Sinatra and George Michael"".

16x02 Susan Lucci/Hothouse Flowers

  • 1990-10-07T04:30:00+01:00 — 41 mins

Sketches include ""Victor Kiam's Classic Bitch and Lezbo Shavers,"" ""All My Luggage,"" ""Great Love Stories,"" ""Game Breakers,"" and ""Her First Period"".

16x03 George Steinbrenner/The Time

  • 1990-10-21T04:30:00+01:00 — 35 mins

Sketches include ""Kevin Nealon, Victoria Jackson, and George Steinbrenner,"" ""Middle-Aged Man,"" ""Ultra Slim Fast Commercial Parody,"" ""Winston-McCauley Funeral Homes,"" ""Carl's Quick Stop,"" ""What Was I Thinking?""

16x04 Patrick Swayze/Mariah Carey

  • 1990-10-28T03:30:00+00:00 — 28 mins

Sketches include ""Dirty Square Dancing,"" ""Pumping Up With Hanz and Franz,"" ""Ghost 2,"" ""Super Feud,"" ""Chippendales Auditions,"" ""The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,"" ""White Trash Bed and Breakfast,"" and ""Mouse Trap Seminar"".

16x05 Jimmy Smits/World Party

  • 1990-11-11T04:30:00+00:00 — 49 mins

Sketches include ""George Bush,"" ""Chia Head,"" ""Game Challengers,"" ""NBC News Employees,"" ""Simon,"" ""Date With a Ditz,"" ""The Dark Side With Nat X,"" ""Two-Faced Doormen,"" ""Mobile Home,"" and ""Verbal Reversals"".

16x06 Dennis Hopper/Paul Simon

  • 1990-11-18T04:30:00+00:00 — 31 mins

Sketches include ""Live With Regis and Kathie Lee,"" ""Nikey Turkey,"" ""Toonces,"" ""Inflatable Dolls,"" ""Liason Mocking,"" ""The Civil War,"" ""What Animal Were You Raised By?"", ""Schillervision,"" and ""Gambling to Win"".

16x07 John Goodman/Faith No More

  • 1990-12-02T04:30:00+00:00 — 46 mins

Sketches include ""Church Chat,"" ""The McLaughlin Group,"" ""Mick Jagger's Wedding,"" ""Wayne's World,"" ""It's Pat,"" ""Davy Crockett""

Live From New York, it's...Kevin Nealon (and hosting for the fifth time, it's Tom Hanks!) Sketches include: Mr. Subliminal's Editorial Reply, Tom Hanks Joins The Five-Timers Club, The Gross-Out Family, Game Beaters, The Global Warming Christmas Special, P. Whipped, Sabra Shopping Network, Double-Takes, and The Christmas Tree Story Edie Brickell and New Bohemians perform: ""Woyaho"" and ""He Said""

16x09 Dennis Quaid/Neville Brothers

  • 1990-12-16T04:30:00+00:00 — 40 mins

Sketches include ""George Bush,"" ""Dysfunctional Family Christmas,"" ""Sally Jessy Raphael,"" ""Family Loves Ex-Boyfriend,"" ""Massage Students,"" ""Renegade,"" ""Sprockets,"" ""Schillervision Theatre,"" and ""The Specialty Songs Of Cal McLane, Jr.""

16x10 Joe Mantegna/Vanilla Ice

  • 1991-01-13T04:30:00+00:00 — 37 mins

Sketches include ""Godfather Bush,"" ""New York Radio,"" ""Nightline,"" ""Officer Miller,"" ""I'm Chillin',"" ""Complaint Letter,"" ""Superfans,"" ""Insane Inventors,"" and ""Eddie O'Hanlon Funeral"".

16x11 Sting

  • 1991-01-20T04:30:00+00:00 — 29 mins

Sketches include ""Wayne's World,"" ""Hedley and Wyche,"" ""Sting in an Elevator,"" ""The Sinatra Group,"" ""The Richmeister,"" ""Frankenstein,"" ""Coffee Talk with Paul Baldwin,"" ""Meeting Parents Flashback,"" ""Bleak Poetry""

16x12 Kevin Bacon/INXS

  • 1991-02-10T04:30:00+00:00 — 39 mins

Live from New York, it's…Kevin Nealon! But is he or NBC or CNN? That's SNL's trick op their sleeve with the ""Gulf War Briefing."" Among the domestic sketches are ""Richmeister #2.""

16x13 Roseanne Barr/Dee-Lite

  • 1991-02-17T04:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sketches include ""Mr. Subliminal's War Press Conference,"" Misery II, the game show parody Comedy Killers, ""Victoria's Secrets"" and ""White Trash History Minute.""

16x14 Alec Baldwin/Whitney Houston

  • 1991-02-24T04:30:00+00:00 — 36 mins

Live From New York, it's...Dana Carvey Sketches include: The McLaughlin Group, The Dancer, The Honest Planet, The Sinead O'Connor Awards, Lank Thompson: I'm A Handsome Actor, Pan Am, The Godfather IV, I'm Chillin', Confession Can Be Exciting For The Soul, and Cyrano De Bergerac Whitney Houston performs: ""I'm Your Baby Tonight"" and ""All The Man I Need""

16x15 Michael J. Fox/The Black Crowes

  • 1991-03-17T04:30:00+00:00 — 28 mins

Sketches include--""Another Post-Desert Storm Speech"",""America's Most Wanted"",""Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smally"" and ""Michael J. Fox Fanatics"".

16x16 Jeremy Irons/Fishbone

  • 1991-03-24T04:30:00+00:00 — 38 mins

Sketches include ""Pumping Up with Hans and Franz,"" ""Richmeister,"" ""Wayne's World,"" ""Sherlock Holmes,"" ""McIntosh Jr. Commercial: The Power To Crush Other Kids"", ""Weekend Update with Dennis Miller"", ""Football Days by Jack Handey"".

16x17 Catherine O'Hara/R.E.M.

  • 1991-04-14T04:30:00+01:00 — 38 mins

Sketches include ""Frank and Nancy Sinatra,"" ""It's Pat,"" ""The Justice League of America,"" ""Frank Gannon, P.I. P.I.,"" ""In Conclusion Theater,"" ""Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley,"" and ""Wedding Dress to Funeral"".

16x18 Steven Seagal/Michael Bolton

  • 1991-04-21T04:30:00+01:00 — 37 mins

Sketches include ""Pumping Up with Hans and Franz,"" ""Nico Tenelli,"" ""The Dark Side with Nat X,"" ""Musicians For Free Range Chickens,"" ""Date Intimidation""

16x19 Delta Burke/Chris Isaak

  • 1991-05-12T04:30:00+01:00 — 36 mins

Sketches include: Balz-Off, Hollywood Minute, Deep Thoughts, The Weight Watchers Meeting, Wayne's World, A Message From The President, Yelling At Your Kids, and Karaoke Hog

16x20 George Wendt/Elvis Costello

  • 1991-05-19T04:30:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Sketches include ""Dennis Miller is Nervous,"" ""Da Superfans,"" ""Mr. No Depth Perception,"" ""Pat Gets a Haircut,"" ""Doo-Wop,"" ""Deep Thoughts,"" ""Burger Barn,"" ""Li'l General Fireworks,"" and ""The Sunrise Show.""