Can you name that ''Saturday Night Live'' era from just one sketch?

How well do you know your sketches?

 

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Saturday Night Live has been on for decades, and there's no shortage of hilarious sketches. But can you tell your '80s SNL from your 90s SNL, and your 90s SNL from your early 2000s? We're putting you to the test. We'll give you the name of an SNL sketch (or the name it's best known by) and it's your responsibility to tell us what decade the sketch DEBUTED. Keep that in mind, because some of these sketches frequently come back!

  1. When did the Blues Brothers debut on Saturday Night Live?
  2. When did Matt Foley: Van Down By the River debut?
  3. When did we first meet The Californians?
  4. When did the Church Lady debut?
  5. When did the Festrunk Brothers, better known as "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" debut on SNL?
  6. What decade did the sketch Olympia Café debut?
  7. When was the first Mister Robinson's Neighborhood sketch?
  8. When did Wayne's World debut on SNL?
  9. When was the first Brian Fellow's Safari Planet sketch?
  10. When was the famous More Cowbell sketch introduced?

Can you name that ''Saturday Night Live'' era from just one sketch?

Your Result...

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60 Comments

mromero379 1 month ago
9 out of ten. The show will never be as good as it was in the 70s, 80s and 90s!
AgingDisgracefully 1 month ago
Why did it stop being funny after the turn of the century?
ironman2000 1 month ago
7 of 10, after the 90s, SNL is just a blur.
philip22 1 month ago
I guess And most of them is still get 8 of 10. Stop watching This show. After I got out of my early teens and was able to go out on saturday
RobertK 1 month ago
5 of 10. I kinda knew I wouldn't do well on any questions after the early 80's. I never missed the show in the 70's but it lost it's magic for me after many of the original players left or passed.
Tolmich24 RobertK 1 month ago
I so agree, after Steve Martin, etc left, it was no fun anymore!
bradyguy Tolmich24 1 month ago
Hmmm...okay. Steve Martin never "left" since he wasn't a CM. He's hosted numerous times since the original cast left...if that's what you mean...
Wendy57 1 month ago
7/10
One of my favorite shows in the 70’s & 80’s. It was not the same caliber after those decades, in my opinion, and now I wouldn’t give it the time of day or late night as it goes.
frenchman71 1 month ago
Wow! 3/10. But I haven't watched SNL since the early '90s with Dana Carvey & David Spade. It's not funny anymore. And at times it's too political.
Altairx frenchman71 1 month ago
It was always "too political".
jimmyvici 1 month ago
7/10…RIP Phil Hartman and Chris Farley. They truly made SNL worthwhile. So talented, yet gone too soon. 😔
Tolmich24 jimmyvici 1 month ago
That is soooo true!!
AnnieM jimmyvici 1 month ago
Let's not forget John Belushi and Gilda Radner. Two very different ways of leaving this Earth, but both sad nonetheless.
Tresix 1 month ago
7/10. I don’t think I’ve seen the show since the early 2000s.
BorisK 1 month ago
9/10 just pure of luck ... SNL died after its 3rd season.
bradyguy BorisK 1 month ago
Not even close. Are you sure it hasn't been going for 48 years now...and is STILL the the #1-rated late-night program for all of the important demographics???
Bapa1 1 month ago
8/10 Brian Fellows and Church Lady made me miss. Still watch the show, but at my own convenience. Still like it, especially Weekend Update. Big fan of the show since 1975. But you know you're getting old when you watch a new episode and you have never heard of the host or the musical guest.
AnnieM Bapa1 1 month ago
Hubby & I never really stopped watching, but every season (the current one, especially) more and more we find ourselves looking at the host and saying, "Are we supposed to know who this person is?" 😆
bradyguy Bapa1 1 month ago
I so agree, Bapa. I've been there since 1975 as well. Too often nowadays, the host is simply some young nobody promoting a movie, and the musical guest is some other young nobody with little discernible musical talent.

But...do you know about the "SNL 1975" feature film that just started filming for release next year? Ostensibly, it willi tell the story of the last few days before the premiere of "NBC's Saturday Night" (Not yet SNL!) in 1975. It could have some fun, interesting stuff that we don't know about, or even that we've already known about all these years. Most of the young actors are fairly unknown...you don't want to go with big names here....but they also didn't go out of their way to find "look-a-likes". Let them act. I'm looking forward to it...could be fun. And also SPINAL TAP 2: THESE GO TO TWELVE NOW....
Steve67 1 month ago
6/10 Had to guess on anything after the 90's. Think I 've only seen 1 or 2 shows since then
JHP 1 month ago
2/10 (not even worth typing:()
LoveMETV22 1 month ago
Love the classic skits such as "Matt Foley", "More Cowbell" and the "Church Lady."
Watch the current SNL on occasion, but the old skits are funnier, "jmo."
bradyguy LoveMETV22 1 month ago
or even the SKETCHES are funnier...
LoveMETV22 bradyguy 1 month ago
Sketches or skits they're funny!
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