Saturday Night Live aired its tenth season during the 1984-1985 television season on NBC. The season contained 18 episodes and was cut short due to a writer's strike and budget constraints.

During the previous season Eddie Murphy left the show mid season. Because of Murphy's departure Joe Piscopo also left the show because he did not want to do it without Murphy. Dick Ebersol then fired Robin Duke, Brad Hall and Tim Kazurinsky.

Ebersol then wanted to blow up the show by adding seasoned comedians instead of newcomers. He hired Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, New Zealander Pamela Stephenson, Rich Hall, Martin Short, and Christopher Guest. Guest would become the anchor of Saturday Night News.

In the middle of the season, Harry Shearer left the show, due to "creative differences". Despite his departure, his image is still shown in the opening credits.
17 Episodes
  • (no host)/Thompson Twins
    (no host)/Thompson TwinsEpisode 1
  • Bob Uecker/Peter Wolf
    Bob Uecker/Peter WolfEpisode 2
  • Jesse Jackson/Andrae Crouch, Wintley Phipps
    Jesse Jackson/Andrae Crouch, Wintley PhippsEpisode 3
  • Michael McKean/Chaka Khan, The Folksmen
    Michael McKean/Chaka Khan, The FolksmenEpisode 4
  • George Carlin/Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    George Carlin/Frankie Goes to HollywoodEpisode 5
  • Ed Asner/The Kinks
    Ed Asner/The KinksEpisode 6
  • Ed Begley, Jr./Billy Squier
    Ed Begley, Jr./Billy SquierEpisode 7
  • Ringo Starr/Herbie Hancock
    Ringo Starr/Herbie HancockEpisode 8
  • Eddie Murphy/The Honeydrippers
    Eddie Murphy/The HoneydrippersEpisode 9
  • Kathleen Turner/John Waite
    Kathleen Turner/John WaiteEpisode 10
  • Roy Scheider/Billy Ocean
    Roy Scheider/Billy OceanEpisode 11
  • Alex Karras/Tina Turner
    Alex Karras/Tina TurnerEpisode 12
  • Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams
    Harry Anderson/Bryan AdamsEpisode 13
  • Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station
    Pamela Sue Martin/Power StationEpisode 14
  • Mr. T & Hulk Hogan/The Commodores
    Mr. T & Hulk Hogan/The CommodoresEpisode 15
  • Christopher Reeve/Santana
    Christopher Reeve/SantanaEpisode 16
  • Howard Cosell/Greg Kihn
    Howard Cosell/Greg KihnEpisode 17
Cast of Season 10
  • Julia Louis-DreyfusSelf - Various Characters
  • Mary GrossSelf - Various Characters
  • Jim BelushiSelf - Various Characters
  • Martin ShortSelf - Various Characters
  • Gary KroegerSelf - Various Characters
  • Christopher GuestSelf - Various Characters
  • Billy CrystalSelf - Various Characters
  • Rich HallSelf - Various Characters
  • Pamela StephensonSelf - Various Characters

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