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Saturday Night Live

Season 17 1991 - 1992

  • 1991-09-28T23:30:00-04:00 on NBC
  • 70 mins
  • 15 hours, 44 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, News

Saturday Night Live aired its seventeenth season during the 1991-1992 television season on NBC. The seventeenth season started on September 28, 1991, and ended on May 16, 1992. Twenty episodes were produced.

Many changes happened before the start of the season. A. Whitney Brown and Jan Hooks both left the show, but the major blow was the departure of long time cast member Dennis Miller, who had been the anchor of Weekend Update for six seasons. Following Miller's departure, Kevin Nealon was promoted to anchor of the skit.

New cast members included Ellen Cleghorne, Siobhan Fallon and writer Robert Smigel. Beth Cahill and Melanie Hutsell also later joined the cast. Chris Farley, Chris Rock and Julia Sweeney were upgraded to repertory status. Tim Meadows, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade all stayed featured players.

This was the final season for Victoria Jackson, who receive no on-screen goodbye at the end of the season. At the time, Jackson became the longest serving female cast member, with a total six seasons under her belt. She was later topped by Molly Shannon in the 26th season. This would be Beth Cahill and Siobhan Fallon's only season on the show.

20 episodes

17x01 Michael Jordan/Public Enemy

  • Season Premiere

    1991-09-28T23:30:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Sketches include ""Wayne's World,"" ""Schmitt's Gay Beer,"" ""The First Black Harlem Globetrotter,"" ""Superfans,"" ""The Dark Side With Nat X,"" ""Zoraida""

17x02 Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd

  • 1991-10-05T23:30:00-04:00 — 57 mins

""Johnny Carson's Tonight Show: The 29th and Final Anniversary"", ""Earthies, the Bountiful Diaper Commercial (From Dell Monty)"", ""The Richmeister Vs. The Name Singing Guy"", ""The Chris Farley Show"", ""Community College Bowl"", ""Apex Novelty Guy gets fired for designing bad quality rubber vomit""

Sketches include ""Judge Clarence Thomas,"" ""Cantore,"" ""Coffee Talk with Linda Richman,"" ""It's Pat,"" and ""Look Who Else is Talking Also.""

17x04 Christian Slater/Bonnie Raitt

  • 1991-10-26T23:30:00-04:00 — 50 mins

Sketches include: Coldcock Malt Liquor, Dysfunctional Family Feud, The Wolf Man's Curse, Pumping Up With Hans and Franz, Nich-Aid Hair Dryers, Super Fire-Hot Chicken Wings, and Club Banana.

17x05 Kiefer Sutherland/Skid Row

  • 1991-11-02T23:30:00-05:00 — 54 mins

Sketches Include: Testifying for the Kennedys - The defense is picking members for the jury supporting Ted Kennedy. Campaign '92 - Democratic ""unhopefuls"" try not to become the candidate that loses to Bush. Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley - Stuart invites his cousin, Leon, to the show. Leon has a show which is much better than Stuart's, and Stuart is jealous, rendering an affirmation. Kiddie Metal - Guns 'n' Roses record a punk rock kids' song album. The Scottish Store - A small-town Scottish store owner is reunited with his estranged brother, and they fight on and off, while still kicking out people who don't ""think"" Scottish. Phone Illiteracy - A man who wants to talk to someone has his friend do it for him. Strange? The first man is phone illiterate. It's a dangerous thing...?

17x06 Linda Hamilton/Mariah Carey

  • 1991-11-16T23:30:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Sketches include ""Weekend Update Special Report,"" ""Toonces, the Cat Who Can Drive a Car,"" ""It's Pat,"" ""Annoying Double Date,"" and ""The Chris Farley Show.""

17x07 Macaulay Culkin/Tin Machine

  • 1991-11-23T23:30:00-05:00 — 45 mins

Sketches include ""Macaulay Culkin Gets Permission to Host,"" ""Superfans,"" ""Richmeister,"" and ""Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.""

17x08 Hammer

  • 1991-12-07T23:30:00-05:00 — 45 mins

Live from New York, it's ... Dana Carvey! Sketches include "Bush's Gift Ideas," "Bad Haircut Support Group," "The Daily Star," "Tales From The Barbecue," "Johnny Letter," "Deep Thoughts," "Remembrances of Love," and "Dick Clark Productions." Hammer performs "Too Legit To Quit," "Addams Groove," and "This is the Way We Roll."

17x09 Steve Martin/James Taylor

  • 1991-12-14T23:30:00-05:00 — 45 mins

Sketches include ""Steve Martin Decides to Try,"" ""Theatre Stories,"" ""The Dark Side with Nat X,"" and ""Tarzan, Chris Farley, & Frankenstein.""

17x10 Rob Morrow/Nirvana

  • 1992-01-11T23:30:00-05:00 — 41 mins

Sketches include ""Oliver Stone,"" ""It's Pat,"" ""Delta Delta Delta Girls,"" ""Chris Rock's Guide to Surviving the Apollo,"" and ""Awkward Conversation.""

Live from New York, it's Mike Myers and Dana Carvey! Sketches include "Wayne's World's Top Ten Reasons We're Bummed Communism Fell," "Love Toilet," "Adopt-a-Pet," "Bob Swerski's Quiz Masters," "Van Morrison Concert," and "Are You All Right?" Robbie Robertson sings Go Back To Your Woods and The Weight.

17x12 Susan Dey/C+C Music Factory

  • 1992-02-08T23:30:00-05:00 — 46 mins

Sketches include ""Richmeister on L.A. Law,"" ""Mike Tyson Trial,"" ""Partridge Family vs. Brady Bunch,"" ""The Sensitive Naked Man,"" and ""Janitor/Executive Irony"".

Sketches include ""Olympic Skating,"" ""The Life and Times of Johnny Hildo,"" ""Sprockets,"" ""The Arsenio Hall Show,"" and ""Beverly Hills 90210"".

Sketches include ""Message To Bush,"" ""Coffee Talk,"" ""A Star Is Born '92,"" ""Daily Affirmation,"" ""New Triple-Delta Sister,"" ""Dick Clark's Snotty Receptionist"", ""Tall Tales of the Recession: The Fast-Firing CEO"". The Peppers perform ""Stone Cold Bush.""

17x15 John Goodman/Garth Brooks

  • 1992-03-14T23:30:00-05:00 — 42 mins

Sketches include ""Star Trek Democrats,"" ""Unforgettable: Natalie Cole Sings With All Her Dad's Dead Old Friends,"" ""My 75 Kids,"" ""Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer,"" ""Theatre Stories,"" ""Sauna"" ""Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey"", ""Weekend Update with Kevin Nealon"".

17x16 Mary Stuart Masterson/En Vogue

  • 1992-03-21T23:30:00-05:00 — 41 mins

Sketches include ""The McLaughlin Group"" and ""Lisa Pograsic, Very Pregnant Undercover Cop.""

17x17 Sharon Stone/Pearl Jam

  • 1992-04-11T23:30:00-04:00 — 47 mins

Live from New York, it's... Mike Myers and Dana Carvey! Sketches include "Wayne's World," "Jiffy Pop Airbag," "Hitting on a Women," "Sex Games," "Flippy, The Flipping Chihuahua," "Lung Brush," "Pat's Interrogation," "Airport Security Check," "Ernie's," "Tayster's Choice Spermicidal Jelly," "Phil Hartman Creations," and "Pornographic Romance." Pearl Jam performed "Alive" and "Porch."

17x18 Jerry Seinfeld/Annie Lennox

  • 1992-04-18T23:30:00-04:00 — 50 mins

Live from New York, it's Al Franken! Sketches include "Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown," "Stand Up and Win," and "Make You Think," "Lank Thompson's I'm a Handsome Black Man," and "Superman on Talk Radio."

17x19 Tom Hanks/Bruce Springsteen

  • 1992-05-09T23:30:00-04:00 — 45 mins

Sketches include ""Ross Perot,"" ""Sabra Price is Right,"" ""The Guy Who Plays Mr. Belvedere Fan Club,"" ""Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey,"" and ""She Turned Into Her Mother""

17x20 Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams

  • 1992-05-16T23:30:00-04:00 — 53 mins

Sketches include ""Johnny Carson's Last Episode,"" ""Action Cats,"" ""Take Off Your Shirt,"" ""Jon Lovitz's Dangerous Mother,"" ""Deep Thoughts,"" ""Frank Gannon: Politically Incorrect Police Investigator,"" ""Triple-Delta Girls,"" ""Cowboy Song,"" and ""The Sensitive Naked Man."" Vanessa Williams performs ""Save The Best For Last.""