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‘SNL’ Season 40: Darrell Hammond to Replace Don Pardo as Announcer

Of the many changes in store for the 40th season of 'SNL,' none would prove so heartbreaking as the loss of beloved announcer Don Pardo, who passed away earlier this year. No one could ever replace Pardo's distinct intonation announcing every 'SNL' installment, though the new voice of the sketch comedy series will at least be a familiar one, as distinguished alum Darrell Hammond takes the mic.

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SNL’s Schweddy Balls and Other Snacks Will Soon Be a Real Thing

Always wanted to wrap your mouth around some Schweddy Balls? You're in luck! To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Saturday Night Live has teamed up with candy franchise It'Sugar to bring some of their famous foods to life.

According to Foodbeast.com, more than 50 snack and novelty items will be available starting September 13th at more than 60 it'Sugar locations and online.

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Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Traffic Accident in New Jersey

Tracy Morgan ('30 Rock,' 'Saturday Night Live') is in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning. Morgan had been riding in a limo bus from Dover, Delaware where he performed Friday night.

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‘SNL’ Invites You to Bikini Beach Party

'SNL' is frequently at its best when it decides to go full gonzo and last night's episode featured a sketch that represents the show at its weirdest. Presented as a screening of an old '60s surfer movie called 'Bikini Beach Party,' the sketch features Taran Killam and guest host Charlize Theron as young lovers in a campy musical who decide to share a romantic moment on the beach ... next to the methane-filled corpse of a dead whale.

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‘SNL’ Plans Three-Hour 40th Anniversary Special for Early 2015

'SNL' will take a bit of a break this weekend following 'Neighbors' star Seth Rogen's third time hosting, returning on May 3 with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2''s Andrew Garfield, but consider the long-running NBC sketch comedy to have much larger plans in mind for the future: an epic, star-studded, three-hour broadcast in February 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Saturday Night Live'!

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‘SNL’ Tells the Story of Two Monster Pals

Last night's 'SNL' had a digital short that had it all. Two characters speaking in a fictional language while wearing Halloween masks. Guest host Seth Rogen being racist against monsters. A surprise celebrity cameo. Children being scared. A minor rant about the inaccuracies of 'Monsters, Inc.' We're not sure what everyone was eating before they wrote this Monster Pals sketch, but they should order from there more often.

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The Ladies of ‘SNL’ Sing About ‘Dongs All Over the World’

Like so many comedy shows, 'SNL' has occasionally felt like a boy's club, with the guys getting much of the best material, crazier characters and more memorable sketches. This has shifted in recent years and now the women of the show are allowed to get just as weird and nasty as their male counterparts. In a way, it all feels like it's been building up to this. Are you ready for "Dongs All Over the World"?

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‘SNL’ Taps Louis C.K. For Second Hosting Gig on March 29

Last night's 'SNL' featuring 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham only ticked so far up from last week's abysmal show with Jim Parsons of 'The Big Bang Theory,' but the longrunning NBC sketch comedy series' March 29 return will bring back a much more dependable host. Louis C.K. will return for his second hosting gig after 2012, but who will accompany the eternal sadsack 'Louie' star?

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‘SNL’ Brings in Liam Neeson to Solve the Crisis in the Ukraine

The world is a little more terrifying than usual these days. With Russian forces occupying Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, the internet has already started throwing around references to World War III. Thankfully, 'SNL' is here to take something that has us terrified and make us laugh instead. The show's solution? Bring in Liam Neeson.

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‘SNL’ Profiles the Awkward Making of ’12 Years a Slave’

When you make a movie as emotionally draining and difficult to watch as '12 Years a Slave,' you're bound to make the vast majority of the people watching uncomfortable. After all, if people aren't upset by a film that tracks a man being dehumanized and treated as property, you're obviously doing something wrong. But if a film is that hard to watch, what was it like to make? Thankfully, 'SNL' is here to show us all of the nitty gritty details.

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‘SNL’ Taps ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons as First March Host

We haven't heard much from 'SNL' since Melissa McCarthy hosted the pre-Super Bowl installment on February 1, but given NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, late night took an understandable back seat. Now, with the long-running sketch comedy series due to return on March 1, 'The Big Bang Theory' Emmy winner Jim Parsons will make his hosting debut!

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‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Adds ‘SNL’ Alum Fred Armisen as Band Leader

The sweeping changes to the late night landscape have only recently begun, with Jay Leno having said his goodbyes to 'The Tonight Show,' with Jimmy Fallon soon to take his place. Seth Meyers too, has left behind 'SNL' for his impending 'Late Night' gig, which we've now learned to feature fellow alumni Fred Armisen leading the band!

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