Old and New Worlds Collide at SNL's 40th Anniversary Special


All the best and worst funny people showed up to Saturday Night Live‘s 40th Anniversary special on Sunday night. Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington, Betty White, Justin Timberlake and literally the entire gang were all there. And Sarah Palin, too.

The CREME de la creme of SNL Past—Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey—all look perfect, with Wiig scoring extra points for deep-V drama.

Glenn Close gets it.

Kerry Washington plucked a white suit-dress from Olivia Pope’s wardrobe and Melania Trump looks like money. Let’s take a second to admire Sarah Palin‘s dress, a cool find from the Wet Seal clearance bin.


Betty White and Debbie Harry are stylin’ on all of us, and I’m okay with Victoria Jackson‘s bow get-up. Gotta respect how Whoopi Goldberg is dressed for the snowpocalypse and perfectly fine with it.

Are you familiar with any of these guys? Dudes in bowties, so interesting.

Taylor Swift looks like the scheming angel she is.

Here’s the glitter crew Dakota Johnson, Emma Stone and Gabourey Sidibe.

Safe all-black looks from my sisters in real life Jane Krakowski, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Natasha Lyonne.

Here are couples, Jackie and Adam Sandler and Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, with the fur, are OG glam.

Ugh, more couples. Grace is wearing that mink.

Veteran SNL cast members Billy Crystal, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows and Will Ferrell look pretty dashing.

A pair of wise guys.

Not feeling the washed-out color and mixed textures on Lucy Liu‘s gown, and Olivia Wilde‘s pantsuit seems to age her. Jury still out on Sarah Silverman sophisticated sleeved gown, but leaning toward: Cool.

Gilbert Gottfried unfortunately resembles a casino worker, but at least these guys came dressed to impress.

HAIM. I don’t hate any of this.

Cuba Gooding, Jr., David Spade, John Goodman and Jon Lovitz prove men really have to do nothing to look decent on a red carpet.

More SNL favorites Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon and Rachel Dratch.

Horatio Sanz is the only one in this trio who understands the all-important slight pop of color.


All images via Getty

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