The 50 greatest Saturday Night Live skits…where do we even begin? A TV and comedic staple for 30-plus years, SNL has been the jumping-off point for some of the greatest comedians in history; Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, and Dan Aykroyd are only a few of the show’s alums who went on to become household names.
With the newest season kicking off this Saturday, we felt compelled to take a look back at the series’ tastemaking sketches and their unforgettable stars that brought us to where we are now, setting the standard for comedy past and present. From old-school to new, we've rounded up the best of the best commercials, digital shorts, impressions, game shows, political satires, celeb appearances, and more.
So sit back, grab a handful of Schweddy Balls, and feast your eyes on The 50 Greatest Saturday Night Live Skits of all time.
Written by Lauren Otis (@LaurNado) and Alex Suskind (@ClassicSource)