25 Years Ago: Chris Farley’s Last ‘SNL’ Appearance Before His Death
Former cast member returned to host less than two months before he died.
30 Years Ago: Sinead O’Connor Tears Picture of the Pope on ‘SNL’
Irish singer's action sparked immediate outrage.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cheers’ Debuts With a Perfect Pilot Episode
Classic show premiered in September 1982 to little fanfare and even fewer viewers.
35 Years Ago: Kirstie Alley Enters ‘Cheers’ as Sam’s New Foil
With Shelley Long's Diane gone, hit show brought in replacement to annoy Ted Danson's bar owner.
30 Years Ago: ‘Singles’ Soundtrack Creates Grunge Time Capsule
Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains highlight Seattle scene's big-screen moment.
40 Years Ago: Danny DeVito Buys ‘Taxi’ Reprieve With ‘SNL’ Stunt
With his TV show nearing cancellation, diminutive star brought out castmates to save fledgling series.
40 Years Ago: CBS Yanks the Plug on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
"Up and Down the Dial" marked final outing, as staff fought owner over station's rock 'n' roll format.
45 Years Ago: Bill Murray Debuts ‘SNL”s Nick the Lounge Singer
He never lets the reality of his dingy surroundings get him down.
40 Years Ago: John Belushi’s Death Shocks the Comedy World
Comedian was found dead on March 5, 1982.