Saturday Night Live/Season Ten

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Season Ten
Saturday Night Live
Season Premiere October 6, 1984
Season Finale April 13, 1985
Episode Count 18
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Season Ten of Saturday Night Live premiered on October 6, 1984.

By the end of season nine, five cast members either left the series or were fired leaving a large void in the show. The space was filled by some of the best known SNL cast members of the era, including Billy Crystal, Martin Short and Christopher Guest.

In addition to cast members, producer Dick Ebersol also hired new writers like Larry David, who quit the show mid-season, only to return days later as if nothing had happened. David would later use this life experience as the plot of an episode of Seinfeld. David left at the end of the season, only one sketch he wrote appeared on the show, in the last 5 minutes of an episode where "weaker" sketches are typically buried.

One episode in the season, slated to be hosted by John Candy and Eugene Levy then of SCTV, was cancelled due to the 1985 Writers Strike. The episode was advertised on the SNL Film Festival special for March 9, 1985.

Cast

Episodes

# # Title Airdate
180 1 (no host)/Thompson Twins October 6, 1984
181 2 Bob Uecker/Peter Wolf October 13, 1984
182 3 Jesse Jackson/Andrae Crouch, Wintley Phipps October 20, 1984
183 4 Michael McKean/Chaka Khan, the Folksmen November 3, 1984
184 5 George Carlin/Frankie Goes to Hollywood November 10, 1984
185 6 Ed Asner/The Kinks November 17, 1984
186 7 Ed Begley, Jr./Billy Squier December 1, 1984
187 8 Ringo Starr/Herbie Hancock December 8, 1984
188 9 Eddie Murphy/The Honeydrippers December 15, 1984
189 10 Kathleen Turner/John Waite January 12, 1985
190 11 Roy Scheider/Billy Ocean January 19, 1985
191 12 Alex Karras/Tina Turner February 2, 1985
192 13 Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams February 9, 1985
193 14 Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station February 16, 1985
S2 SP SNL Film Festival March 2, 1985
195 16 Steve Landesberg/The Commodores March 30, 1985
196 17 Christopher Reeve/Santana April 6, 1985
197 18 Howard Cosell/Greg Kihn April 13, 1985

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