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Saturday Night Live

Season 35 2009 - 2010
TV-14

  • 2009-09-27T04:30:00+01:00 on NBC
  • 90 mins
  • 19 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Saturday Night Live aired its thirty-fifth season during the 2009–2010 television season on NBC. This season began on September 26, 2009 and ended on May 15, 2010.

A total of 22 episodes were broadcast during the show's eight-month-long season, which included a two-week break in February due to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The season was accompanied by three prime-time episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday and three prime-time SNL clip shows.

Prior to the start of the season, many cast changes occurred. Darrell Hammond, the last cast member from the 1990s, left the show after a record 14 seasons in the cast. Featured players Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson were both let go from the show before the start of the season.

To fill their absence the show brought in two new featured players, Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate. Abby Elliott and Bobby Moynihan continued as featured players.

A notable moment of the season was when an internet campaign was created to get actress Betty White to host an episode of the show. The campaign was started in early 2010 on Facebook and the group was called "Betty White to Host SNL!" The campaign was successful, and White became the oldest person ever to host the show. For White's episode, Lorne Michaels brought back former cast members Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon. The episode garnered its highest ratings in over a year. with a rating of 5.8 in the 18–49 rating, demographic and with 12.1 million viewers overall.

22 episodes

35x01 Megan Fox/U2

  • Season Premiere

    2009-09-27T04:30:00+01:00 — 43 mins

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen! Sketches include "Gadhafi's Second Speech," "Bladdivon," "Flight Attendants," "Russian Brides," "SWAT Commander" (Digital Short), "Grady Wilson's Burning Up The Bedsheets," "Live Lounge," "Biker Chick Chat," "Megan's Roommate" (Digital Short), and "Your Mom Talks to Megan Fox While You Get Ready." U2 performed "Breathe," "Moment of Surrender," and "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)."

35x02 Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga

  • 2009-10-04T04:30:00+01:00 — 54 mins

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen! Sketches include "Obama's Checklist," "Mostly Garbage Dog Food," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Throw It On The Ground" (Digital Short), "Mike's Fountainry," "Deep House Dish," "So You Commited a Crime... And You Think You Can Dance?," "International Masterworks," and "Bubble Dresses Backstage." Lady Gaga performed "Paparazzi" and a medley of "LoveGame," "Bad Romance," and "Poker Face."

35x03 Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor

  • 2009-10-11T04:30:00+01:00 — 53 mins

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen! Sketches include "Obama's Nobel," "Gilly and Gigli," "Celebrity Ghost Stories," "University of Westfield," "La Rivista Della Televisione," "Tampax to the Max Ladies' Billards, 1991," "Cooking Al Fresco with Fran and Phil," "Larry King Live," "Brenda and Sean" (Digital Short), and "Debbie Turner Book Signing." Regina Spektor performed "Eet" and "The Calculation."

35x04 Gerard Butler/Shakira

  • 2009-10-18T04:30:00+01:00 — 55 mins

Live from New York, it's... Dwayne Johnson! Sketches include "The Return of 'The Rock' Obama," "Fuquay Satin's Grand Hoochie Skank Rose," "Game Time with Randy and Greg," "Beauty and the Beast," "300," "What's Up With That?," "Trina at the Ad Agency," and "Daveheart." Shakira performed "She Wolf" and "Did It Again."

35x05 Taylor Swift

  • 2009-11-08T04:30:00+00:00 — 57 mins

Live from New York, it's... Kristen Wiig! Sketches include "Fox News Election Coverage," "Carter n' Sons BBQ," "The View," "Firelight" (Digital Short), "Hollywood Dish," "Teens Raising Awareness About Awful Parent Drivers," "Penelope at the Wedding," "Scared Straight," "Best Friends," and "Bunny Business." Taylor Swift performed "You Belong To Me" and "Untouchable."

35x06 January Jones/Black Eyed Peas

  • 2009-11-15T04:30:00+00:00 — 53 mins

Live from New York, it's... Jason Sudeikis! Sketches include "Biden's in Control," "Today," "Rear Window," "WIIX," "A Lady's Guide To Throwing a Party" (film), "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," "Toilet Encounters" (Digital Short), and "Cloud Watching." The Black Eyed Peas performed "I Gotta Feeling," "Meet Me Halfway," and "Boom Boom Pow."

Live from New York, it's... Nasim Pedrad and Will Forte! Sketches include "Obama and Hu Jintao," "Movie Trailer Re-Cut: Palin 2012," "Secret Word," "A Girl Like Reba" (Digital Short), "The Mellow Show," "What's Up With That?," "Thanksgiving Dinner," "Woman To Woman," and "Say Anything." The Dave Matthews Band performed "You and Me" and "Shake Me Like a Monkey."

35x08 Blake Lively/Rihanna

  • 2009-12-06T04:30:00+00:00 — 50 mins

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen, Bobby Moynihan, and Kristen Wiig! Sketches include "Obama and the Salahis," "Carter 'n Sons," "Vagisil Superstars of Bowling Tournament 1989," "The Situation Room," "Shy Ronnie" (Digital Short), "Gossip Girl: Staten Island," "10th Annual Kickspit Underground Rock Festival," "Virginaca Hastings at Barney's," "UPS" (two parts), "Late Night with Chris Hansen," and "NASA Recruitment Office." Rihanna performed "Russian Roulette" and "Hard" (featuring Young Jeezy).

35x09 Taylor Lautner/Bon Jovi

  • 2009-12-13T04:30:00+00:00 — 55 mins

Sketches include "Gov. Sanford, Sen. Ensign, and Sen. Edwards," "Rose Bowl Shoot," "Sue and the Baby," "A Message from the PGA Tour" (three parts), "Middle School Jingle Jam," "Twilight Science Partners," "Yogurt Shop Flirting," and "Doorbells and More." Bon Jovi performed "Superman Tonight" and "When We Were Beautiful."

35x10 James Franco/Muse

  • 2009-12-20T04:30:00+00:00 — 56 mins

Live from New York, it's... Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig! Sketches include "The Lawrence Welk Show," "What Up With That?," "The Kissing Vogelczeks," "The Tizzle Wizzle Show" (Digital Short), "The Manuel Ortiz Show," "Sigma Lambda Omega," "Vincent Price Christmas Special," "Tree Love," "Christmas Gift Meeting," and "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Christmas Animals." Muse performed "Uprising" and "Starlight."

35x11 Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys

  • 2010-01-10T04:30:00+00:00 — 56 mins

Former basketball star Charles Barkley comes back (after a 17-year gap) to host the first new episode of 2010; Alicia Keys (who last appeared on the first episode of season 27 with host Reese Witherspoon) comes back to perform "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" and "Empire State of Mind." Sketches include "The Situation Room," "Thomas Peepers Insurance," "Reel Quotes," "MacGruber" (three-part sketch), "Shana at the Ski Retreat," "Inside the NBA," "Weekend Update" with James Carville, Nicolas Cage, and Governor David Paterson, "The Haney Project," "Digital Short: Alicia Keys' Booty Call," "Scared Straight," and "Barkley's Bank."

35x12 Sigourney Weaver/The Ting Tings

  • 2010-01-17T04:30:00+00:00 — 47 mins

Sigourney Weaver comes back to host SNL after a 24-year gap between appearances (her first appearance was the 12th season premiere in 1986). Indie rock band The Ting Tings perform "That's Not My Name" and "Shut Up and Let Me Go." Sketches include "Larry King Live," "Grady Wilson's Fifty and Freaky," "Summer's Eve Lady Stars of Darts Championship 1988," "Digital Short: James Cameron's Laser Cats 5," "Disco Booty Junction," "Weekend Update" with Larry the Goose and Meryl Streep, "Avatar," "Riley," "Sigourney Weaver's Internet Addiction," and "Fire and Rice."

35x13 Jon Hamm/Michael Bublé

  • 2010-01-31T04:30:00+00:00 — 57 mins

Sketches include "State of the Union Cold Open," "Jon Hamm Monologue," "1920s Party," an SNL digital short: "The Curse," "New Senator," "Sports Show," "Hamm and Buble," "Closet Organizer," "Court Stenographer," "Bar" and "Barnes & Noble."

Actor Ashton Kutcher hosts; Them Crooked Vultures perform "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" and "New Fang." Sketches include "On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren," "Gertrude's Will," "The View," "Cialis for Threeways Commercial," "Roman Slave Boy," "Weekend Update" with guests Liam (a teenager who just woke up), Eliot Spitzer, Jean K. Jean, and Garth and Kat, "What Is Burn Notice?" "Access Hollywood's Oscar Coverage," "An Even-Tempered Apology from Rahm Emanuel," and "Wedding Band."

35x15 Jennifer Lopez

  • 2010-02-28T04:30:00+00:00 — 50 mins

Actress/musician Jennifer Lopez hosts and performs "Pieces" and "Starting Over." Sketches include "A Message from Quincy Jones," "Gyne-Lotrimin Ladies World Cup of Curling," "Digital Short: Flags of the World," "Hollywood Dish Interview," "Telemundo's Olympic Games Coverage," "Undercover Celebrity Boss," "Weekend Update" with guests Bobby Moynihan and Gov. David Paterson, "Besos y Lagrimas," "Office Romance," "Smash Mouth," "Car Horns and More," and "Closet Organizer."

Actor Zach Galifianakis hosts; Vampire Weekend performs "Cousins" and "Giving Up the Gun." Sketches include "Health Care Reform," "The Vogelchecks," "Bidet," "Zach Drops by the Set," "Today," "Weekend Update" with guests Mo'Nique and Will Forte, "What Up with That?" "The Situation Room," and "Pageant Talk."

35x17 Jude Law/Pearl Jam

  • 2010-03-14T04:30:00+00:00 — 63 mins

Actor Jude Law hosts; Pearl Jam performs "Just Breathe" and "Unthought Known." Sketches include "Eric Massa's Exit Interview," "Ford Commercial," "Secret Word," "Broadview Security," "Seville," "Digital Short: Boombox," "Weekend Update" with guests Whoopi Goldberg and Jerry Seinfeld, "The Twilight Zone," "Hamlet Auditions," "Kickspit Underground Rock Festival," "Court Stenographer," and "Talk Show with Ravish."

35x18 Tina Fey/Justin Bieber

  • 2010-04-11T04:30:00+01:00 — 52 mins

Sketches include "Obama Census Cold Open," "Brownie Husband," "Masters," "Sarah Palin Network," "Teacher," "Weekend Update," featuring Jason Sudeikis as the devil, "Women's News with Tina Fey," "Ruff, Rugged and Roker," "School Dance" and "Lolene."

35x20 Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT

  • 2010-04-25T04:30:00+01:00 — 52 mins

Actress Gabourey Sidibe hosts; MGMT performs "Flash Delirium" and "Brian Eno." Sketches include "A Message from the President of the United States ," "The Suze Orman Show," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" "Mrs. Johnson," "Digital Short: Cherry Battle," "I Did It in My Style," "Weekend Update" with guests Judy Grimes, Stefon, and John Mulaney, "Public Employee of the Year Awards," "Alarm Clocks and More," and "Hamilton."

35x21 Betty White/Jay-Z

  • 2010-05-09T04:30:00+01:00 — 46 mins

Sketches include "Lawrence Welk Cold Open," "Betty White Monologue," "NPR," "The Manuel Ortiz Show," "Gingey," "Weekend Update," featuring Molly Shannon as Sally O'Malley and Betty White as Dottie Donigan, "Scared Straight" and "Census 2010."

Sketches include "BP Oil Spill Cold Open," "Alec Baldwin Commencement Monologue," an SNL digital short: "Great Day," "Arizona Evenings," "Swim Team Awards," "Grady Wilson," "Timecrowave," "Some Big Shot" and "Snipers."

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