Saturday Night Live: 1986-1987


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  Season 12: 1986-1987

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  • Dana Carvey
  • Nora Dunn
  • Phil Hartman
  • Jan Hooks
  • Victoria Jackson
  • Jon Lovitz
  • Dennis Miller
  • Featuring:

  • A. Whitney Brown
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Episodes

  • 10/11/86: Sigourney Weaver / Buster Poindexter
  • 10/18/86: Malcolm-Jamal Warner / Run DMC
  • 11/08/86: Rosanna Arquette / Ric Ocasek
  • 11/15/86: Sam Kinison / Lou Reed
  • 11/22/86: Robin Williams / Paul Simon
  • 12/06/86: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short / Randy Newman
  • 12/13/86: Steve Guttenberg / The Pretenders
  • 12/20/86: William Shatner / Lone Justice
  • 01/24/87: Joe Montana & Walter Payton / Debbie Harry
  • 01/31/87: Paul Shaffer / Bruce Hornsby & The Range
  • 02/14/87: Bronson Pinchot / Paul Young
  • 02/21/87: Willie Nelson
  • 02/28/87: Valerie Bertinelli / Robert Cray Band
  • 03/21/87: Bill Murray / Percy Sledge
  • 03/28/87: Charlton Heston / Wynton Marsalis
  • 04/11/87: John Lithgow / Anita Baker
  • 04/18/87: John Larroquette / Timbuk 3
  • 05/09/87: Mark Harmon / Suzanne Vega
  • 05/16/87: Garry Shandling / Los Lobos
  • 05/23/87: Dennis Hopper / Roy Orbison
  • SummaryA renaissance of comedy! Lorne Michaels returned as Producer of “Saturday Night Live” at the start of the 1985 season, but the results weren’t up to par. Lorne insisted that NBC give him one more chance to revive “SNL” before pulling the plug on it for good. “And, what can I tell you..?” The new faces elevated the show to higher points than its glory days an even-decade earlier.

    Nora Dunn, Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller carried over from the previous season, and the new faces of Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks and Victoria Jackson gave the show new life, with odd characters and sinister impersonations of celebrities, politicians and people in the news. Phil Hartman is the chameleon of the new season, with Dana Carvey performing gonzo portrayals of real people. Jon Lovitz is still a liar, and Dennis Miller is still an anchorman, hosting the hippest “Weekend Update” of the eighties (Sorry, Charlie!).

    Watch “SNL” this season, and you’ll watch the show rediscover itself!

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    Author: Don Roy King

    Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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