Saturday Night Live Season 17

Saturday Night Live Season 17

Saturday Night Live aired its seventeenth season during the 1991-1992 television season on NBC. The seventeenth season started on September 28, 1991, and ended on May 16, 1992. Twenty episodes were produced. Many changes happened before the start of the season. A. Whitney Brown and Jan Hooks both left the show, but the major blow was the departure of long time cast member Dennis Miller, who had been the anchor of Weekend Update for six seasons. Following Miller's departure, Kevin Nealon was promoted to anchor of the skit. New cast members included Ellen Cleghorne, Siobhan Fallon and writer Robert Smigel. Beth Cahill and Melanie Hutsell also later joined the cast. Chris Farley, Chris Rock and Julia Sweeney were upgraded to repertory status. Tim Meadows, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade all stayed featured players. This was the final season for Victoria Jackson, who receive no on-screen goodbye at the end of the season. At the time, Jackson became the longest serving female cast member, with a total six seasons under her belt. She was later topped by Molly Shannon in the 26th season. This would be Beth Cahill and Siobhan Fallon's only season on the show.

NameSaturday Night Live Season 17
Air DateSeptember 28th, 1991
GenresComedy, News
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesBroadway Video, NBC Studios, Universal Television
Number of Episodes20 Episodes
Plot Keywordslive, sketch comedy, skit, live studio audience
Victoria Jackson
Victoria Jackson
Various
Mike Myers
Mike Myers
Various
Ellen Cleghorne
Ellen Cleghorne
Various
Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey
Various
Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Various
Chris Farley
Chris Farley
Various
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
Various
David Spade
David Spade
Various
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
Various
Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows
Various
Kevin Nealon
Kevin Nealon
Various
Julia Sweeney
Julia Sweeney
Various
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Various
Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
Various

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