NBC celebrated 40 years of ‘Saturday Night Live’ with an anniversary extravaganza on Sunday night. From SNL’s most famous alumni to the show’s most popular guest hosts, a parade of stars gathered at 30 Rock to show their love for the iconic late night sketch show. And since no party is complete without a few Lohud celebs, we kept an eye out for our local stars during the three-hour-long special.
Without further ado, here are our top five Lohud celeb moments from the SNL’s big night:
4. “Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow”: Longtime Westchester resident Chevy Chase, who was a member of SNL’s original cast, was acknowledged for “setting the tone” for the show’s popular Weekend Update news desk. Introduced by former Weekend Update anchors including Kevin Nealon and Norm McDonald, Chase appeared on stage to make brief remarks while fellow ‘SNL’ alum Garrett Morris echoed his sentiments (literally). Reviving their “News for the Hard of Hearing” skit, Morris loudly repeated Chase’s every word. (Video not available.)
3. Westchester’s sexual icon: During an audience Q&A session led by Jerry Seinfeld, Bedford resident Michael Douglas complained that, unlike Charles Barkley, he was asked to host ‘SNL’ only once. “I’m Hollywood royalty, a sexual icon. It would be nice if they asked,” he said.
2. “The Love Theme From ‘Jaws'” Palisades icon Bill Murray donned a velour blazer and a frilly shirt to bring back his beloved SNL character Nick Ocean, a lounge singer known for singing movie theme songs that have no lyrics. Who knew the ‘Jaws’ theme could be such a heartfelt love song? (Forward to 12:01 mark)
1. Party on, Wayne: Mike Myers, who has called Pound Ridge home, reprised his role as heavy metal-loving cable access TV host Wayne Campbell. And Dana Carvey returned as his sidekick Garth in this Kanye-teasing ‘Wayne’s World’ skit.
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