Is ‘SNL’ on Tonight? Find Out What’s Next on the Season 46 Lineup
If you’re hoping to catch a new episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend, you’ll be waiting a little while longer. The cast and crew of the NBC sketch comedy show is on a bit of a break, but they’ll be back soon, hopefully, probably after Thanksgiving.
The network has yet to release the airdates for the next wave of Season 46 episodes.
There will be a rerun of a classic SNL installment this week, though. So, viewers will at least be able to get off a few laughs with an older version of the show on Saturday during SNL’s usual time slot at 11:30 p.m. ET.
And in addition to that repeat episode, there will also be a holiday special airing in the middle of next week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Dubbed A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special, the clip show likely won’t include much new material, but it will feature plenty of old hits from the show’s 46-season history, like, perhaps, last year’s “First Thanksgiving” sketch. You know, the one where Melissa Villaseñor posed as Pocahontas and brought her boyfriend John Smith (Beck Bennett) over to meet her family members, played by Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen?
Maybe SNL will show that iconic “Thanksgiving Dinner” from 1979’s Season 5, in which Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin and Paul Shaffer play four 30-year-olds who have returned home and still end up getting seated at the kids’ table… in the basement.
Or perhaps viewers will be treated to Bobby Moynihan’s impression of Guy Fieri. There’s that great “Weekend Update” segment from 2010 when he portrayed the Flavortown king and taught everyone how to make “the turk”—otherwise known as a “chicken inside of a duck, inside of a turkey, inside of a rabbit, inside of a pig, inside of a baby cow, inside of a big cow, inside of a horse, all stuffed into a Cornish game hen.”
The two-hour Thanksgiving special is set to air on NBC on Wednesday night, from 9 to 11 p.m. ET.
The most recent Season 46 episode aired on November 6, on the same day that the 2020 presidential election was called in President-Elect Joe Biden‘s favor. Dave Chappelle served as the host and delivered a whopping 16-minute opening monologue in which he discussed things like the presidential outcome and cracked jokes about President Donald Trump‘s coronavirus scare, among other things.
Chappelle also made note of the last time he appeared in SNL‘s famous Studio 8H inside New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
“I would implore everybody who’s celebrating today to remember, it’s good to be a humble winner,” he said, adding, “Remember when I was here four years ago, remember how bad that felt? Remember that half the country right now still feels that way.”