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'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary trivia quiz

Chris Farley auditions to become a Chippendale dancer

Chris Farley auditions to become a Chippendale dancer in a 1990 episode of "Saturday Night Live." Photo Credit: NBC / Edie Baskin

Happy anniversary, "SNL"!

"Saturday Night Live" turns 40 this year, and to celebrate, NBC is airing a three-and-a-half hour special on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. EST.

See how well you've been paying attention to the long-running sketch comedy series (and recall some of its funniest moments) by taking the quiz.


Which two SNL cast members cursed on air during the live broadcast?


Mike Myers' character Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers film series is based on which person from SNL?

Clockwise from top left: Don Pardo, Lorne Michaels,

Which female cast member refused to participate in the 1990 episode hosted by comedian Andrew Dice Clay?

Clockwise from top left: Nora Dunn, Julia Sweeney,

Photo credit: AP


Which of the following is NOT an SNL catch phrase?


What Long Island rock band was parodied in the infamous "More Cowbell" episode?

Christopher Walken in the Saturday Night Live skit,

Which cast member has the longest tenure on the show?

Clockwise from top left: Kenan Thompson, Darrell Hammond,

Photo credit: AP


Who is the youngest cast member to be hired in the history of the show?

Clockwise from top left: Rob Schneider, Eddie Murphy,

Photo credit: AP


What big box office star was hired by SNL early on in their career but left after six episodes?

Clockwise from top left: Kevin Hart, Ben Stiller,

Who was the first host of SNL on Oct. 11, 1975?


What was the nickname of the original cast?


What movie star competed with Chris Farley in the legendary Chippendales sketch?

Clockwise from top left: Patrick Swayze, John Travolta,

What Eddie Murphy character was mockingly assassinated parodying the attack on President Ronald Reagan in 1981?


Which celebrity has hosted SNL the most times?

Clockwise from top left: Martin Short, Alec Baldwin,


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