The show will air in prime time and will feature the majority of cast members from the last four decades. The red carpet and audience will be filled with A-listers from all areas of show business, many of whom were once guest hosts or musical guests.
One of the best guest hosts of all time won’t be there, unfortunately, as he passed away in 2010.
Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was a complete surprise when he took the stage for the opening monologue in October 1990 (the same night that the Cincinnati Reds – led by George’s former manager, Lou Piniella, completed a surprise World Series sweep of the Oakland A’s.)
Nobody expected much of “The Boss”, who admitted that he wasn’t much of a performer, but he knocked it out of the park. His show is still ranked among the best of SNL episodes hosted by non-entertainers.
Thankfully, NBC has made clips from the program availale to share online. So, in honor of Mr. Steinbrenner and SNL’s big night, here is a link to George’s small screen debut. (Click the photo below to view)
Happy Anniversary, SNL. Looking forward to 40 more years of laughter.