Saturday Night Live

Season 17

Saturday Night Live aired its seventeenth season during the 1991-1992 television season on NBC. The seventeenth season started on September 28, 1991, and ended on May 16, 1992. Twenty episodes were produced.

Many changes happened before the start of the season. A. Whitney Brown and Jan Hooks both left the show, but the major blow was the departure of long time cast member Dennis Miller, who had been the anchor of Weekend Update for six seasons. Following Miller's departure, Kevin Nealon was promoted to anchor of the skit.

New cast members included Ellen Cleghorne, Siobhan Fallon and writer Robert Smigel. Beth Cahill and Melanie Hutsell also later joined the cast. Chris Farley, Chris Rock and Julia Sweeney were upgraded to repertory status. Tim Meadows, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade all stayed featured players.

This was the final season for Victoria Jackson, who receive no on-screen goodbye at the end of the season. At the time, Jackson became the longest serving female cast member, with a total six seasons under her belt. She was later topped by Molly Shannon in the 26th season. This would be Beth Cahill and Siobhan Fallon's only season on the show.
Where to Watch Season 17
20 Episodes
  • Michael Jordan/Public Enemy
    Michael Jordan/Public EnemyEpisode 1
  • Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd
    Jeff Daniels/Color Me BaddEpisode 2
  • Kirstie Alley/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Kirstie Alley/Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersEpisode 3
  • Christian Slater/Bonnie Raitt
    Christian Slater/Bonnie RaittEpisode 4
  • Kiefer Sutherland/Skid Row
    Kiefer Sutherland/Skid RowEpisode 5
  • Linda Hamilton/Mariah Carey
    Linda Hamilton/Mariah CareyEpisode 6
  • Macaulay Culkin/Tin Machine
    Macaulay Culkin/Tin MachineEpisode 7
  • Hammer
    HammerEpisode 8
  • Steve Martin/James Taylor
    Steve Martin/James TaylorEpisode 9
  • Rob Morrow/Nirvana
    Rob Morrow/NirvanaEpisode 10
  • Chevy Chase/Robbie Robertson & Bruce Hornsby
    Chevy Chase/Robbie Robertson & Bruce HornsbyEpisode 11
  • Susan Dey/C+C Music Factory
    Susan Dey/C+C Music FactoryEpisode 12
  • Jason Priestley/Teenage Fan Club
    Jason Priestley/Teenage Fan ClubEpisode 13
  • Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold/Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold/Red Hot Chili PeppersEpisode 14
  • John Goodman/Garth Brooks
    John Goodman/Garth BrooksEpisode 15
  • Mary Stuart Masterson/En Vogue
    Mary Stuart Masterson/En VogueEpisode 16
  • Sharon Stone/Pearl Jam
    Sharon Stone/Pearl JamEpisode 17
  • Jerry Seinfeld/Annie Lennox
    Jerry Seinfeld/Annie LennoxEpisode 18
  • Tom Hanks/Bruce Springsteen
    Tom Hanks/Bruce SpringsteenEpisode 19
  • Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams
    Woody Harrelson/Vanessa WilliamsEpisode 20
Cast of Season 17
  • David SpadeSelf - Various Characters
  • Adam SandlerSelf - Various Characters
  • Dana CarveySelf - Various Characters
  • Victoria JacksonSelf - Various Characters
  • Phil HartmanSelf - Various Characters
  • Kevin NealonSelf - Various Characters
  • Mike MyersSelf - Various Characters
  • Ellen CleghorneSelf - Various Characters
  • Chris FarleySelf - Various Characters
  • Chris RockSelf - Various Characters
  • Tim MeadowsSelf - Various Characters
  • Siobhan Fallon HoganSelf - Various Characters
  • Rob SchneiderSelf - Various Characters
  • Julia SweeneySelf - Various Characters

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