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This weekend we're going to take a long, crowded walk down memory lane with the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special. The star-studded special is bringing back some of its best cast members, most memorable performers, and, inexplicably, Sarah Palin. But before we watch a three-hour-plus reminder of how much better SNL used to be, former producer Mike Shoemaker is sharing some excellent behind-the-scenes photos from his time on the show. 

Shoemaker took to Twitter today for a massive photo dump spanning from 1986 to 2009. We gathered some of the best shots below, but you should check out his timeline to see them all. 

Staff photo by Edie Baskin, 1989. pic.twitter.com/UPwn7LhMIT

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

In 1990 I played Tom Hanks dead body double in the monologue. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/HDYL3nKGOh

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

I was an extra in a sketch withSean Penn 1986. It was cut after dress because my arms were too skinny. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/9W0PaSiXsE

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

1995: I made George Clooney sit on the floor while I told an undoubtedly boring story. w Marci Klein #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/I7a1PuT5h3

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

in the 90's we had a retreat at Mohonk Mountain House. Here's a campfire photo. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/8BBhZ8QlKI

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

In the studio watching Dick in a Box play before the live crowd, with Akiva and Paul Thomas Anderson. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/fo2d2J99XR

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

DC 04. Lorne got the Mark Twain Prize. They gave me a suite by mistake so had a pizza party. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/o80r0HsvBe

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

With Matt Piedmont, Mike Schur, Ali Waller, Jimmy, Seth. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/9YgSWQIz9K

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

Kattan, Will, Jimmy, Molly, Herlihy. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/L8OP2rlSX8

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

During the writers strike of 07, we did a live SNL at the UCB. Here we are rehearsing at UCB offices. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/PgY8vUhwIJ

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

UCB strike show: Boombox Barry #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/kVN8DZ1rcK

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

Tina's engagement party. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/hOXJjvSu6f

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

We were trying to take a picture and Andy kept jumping in front. @mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/cQaINDrPSk

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

Mary Ellen Matthews took my favorite picture of me and Seth late one Friday night, the 8th floor hallway. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/IqWu5kqNA0

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

Tina's last show. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/hoNbrxjRXj

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015

When people left, I collected all the door signs. #mySNLdays pic.twitter.com/SExf2sqHHp

— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) February 13, 2015