You either watched the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special or you clicked through our scrapbook. But here's the real yearbook: behind the scenes photos from tonight. Peruse; goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow!


Martin Short:

Paul McCartney:

Dana Carvey, Kanye West, and Mike Myers:

Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger:

Emma Stone:

Melissa McCarthy:

Kanye West, Chris Rock, and Kim Kardashian:

Kanye West, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short:

George Lucas and Bobby Moynihan:

Sarah Silverman:

Bobby Moynihan and Jim Carrey:

Kristen Wiig and Will Forte:


Kenan Thompson:

Kristen Wiig, Bradley Cooper, Vanessa Bayer, Laraine Newman, and Kerry Washington:

Bill Hader and Bill Murray:

Adam Sandler:

Rachel Dratch, Will Ferrell, Kevin Nealon:

And just to prove how old they are, here's the pre-Left-Shark Land Shark:

Prince played at the after-party, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.jumped on stage for a selfie:


Dude....this really really really really happened #O!!!!!!!!!! #SNL40 #SNL40afterparty

A video posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Feb 16, 2015 at 1:53am PST

Taylor Swift led the band:

That band also included Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon:


Shake it off with Taylor paul and jimmy. #snl40

A video posted by djcassidy (@djcassidy) on Feb 16, 2015 at 1:35am PST

Justin Timberlake:


Because it's #SNL40. 📷@justintimberlake

A photo posted by Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) on Feb 15, 2015 at 3:55pm PST

Will Ferrell, Peyton Manning, and Anna Gasteyer:


Heading up to 8H with Will Ferrell, Peyton Manning, and Ana Gasteyer. #SNL40 📷anagasteyer

A photo posted by Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) on Feb 15, 2015 at 4:51pm PST

See more at SNL's official Instagram page, here.