Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-sixth season during the 2000–2001 television season on NBC. 20 episodes were produced. The season began on October 7, 2000 and ended on May 19, 2001.

Before the start of the season Cheri Oteri, Colin Quinn, and Tim Meadows left the show. With the three of them gone, the show added two new castmembers. SNL head writer Tina Fey and Second City comedian Jerry Minor joined the cast as featured players at the start of the season. Fey had been a writer on the show since 1997 and began as the show's head writer in 1999. Rachel Dratch and Maya Rudolph remained featured players.

This would be Molly Shannon's final season on the show, leaving mid-season. Chris Parnell and Jerry Minor were both let go after this season ended. However, Chris Parnell would be re-hired midway through the next season. Michaels would later admit he made a mistake in firing Parnell from the cast and wanted him back.

With Colin Quinn's seat on Weekend Update empty, executive producer Lorne Michaels decided to have two anchors just as SNL had had in the 1970s. Jimmy Fallon and head writer Tina Fey were brought up to anchor the segment together. Because of Fey's head writer status she would appear rarely out of Weekend Update.

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20 Episodes

Rob Lowe/Eminem
Kate Hudson/Radiohead
Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers
Charlize Theron/Paul Simon
Calista Flockhart/Ricky Martin
Tom Green/David Gray
Val Kilmer/U2
Val Kilmer/U2Episode 7
Lucy Liu/Jay-Z
Charlie Sheen/Nelly Furtado
Mena Suvari/Lenny Kravitz
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer LopezEpisode 11
Sean Hayes/Shaggy
Katie Holmes/Dave Matthews Band
Conan O'Brien/Don Henley
Julia Stiles/Aerosmith
Alec Baldwin/Coldplay
Renee Zellweger/Eve
Pierce Brosnan/Destiny's Child
Lara Flynn Boyle/Bon Jovi
Christopher Walken/Weezer

Cast of Saturday Night Live

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Kenan ThompsonSelf - Various Characters
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Darrell HammondSelf - Various Characters
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Seth MeyersSelf - Various Characters
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Colin JostSelf - Various Characters
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Cecily StrongSelf - Various Characters
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Bobby MoynihanSelf - Various Characters
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Fred ArmisenSelf - Various Characters
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Aidy BryantSelf - Various Characters
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Kate McKinnonSelf - Various Characters
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Kyle MooneySelf - Various Characters
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Michael CheSelf - Various Characters
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Tim MeadowsSelf - Various Characters
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Kevin NealonSelf - Various Characters
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Jason SudeikisSelf - Various Characters
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Beck BennettSelf - Various Characters
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Pete DavidsonSelf - Various Characters
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Bill HaderSelf - Various Characters
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Will ForteSelf - Various Characters
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Phil HartmanSelf - Various Characters
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Maya RudolphSelf - Various Characters
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Vanessa BayerSelf - Various Characters
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Will FerrellSelf - Various Characters
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Tracy MorganSelf - Various Characters
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Mikey DaySelf - Various Characters
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Chris KattanSelf - Various Characters
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Andy SambergSelf - Various Characters
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Mike MyersSelf - Various Characters
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Horatio SanzSelf - Various Characters
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Amy PoehlerSelf - Various Characters
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Tina FeySelf - Various Characters
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Dana CarveySelf - Various Characters
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Molly ShannonSelf - Various Characters
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Kristen WiigSelf - Various Characters
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Alex MoffatSelf - Various Characters
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Melissa VillaseñorSelf - Various Characters
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Heidi GardnerSelf - Various Characters
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Chris ParnellSelf - Various Characters
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Ana GasteyerSelf - Various Characters
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Victoria JacksonSelf - Various Characters
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Jon LovitzSelf - Various Characters
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Jimmy FallonSelf - Various Characters
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Dennis MillerSelf - Various Characters
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Nasim PedradSelf - Various Characters
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Leslie JonesSelf - Various Characters
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Laraine NewmanSelf - Various Characters
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Gilda RadnerSelf - Various Characters
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Jane CurtinSelf - Various Characters
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Garrett MorrisSelf - Various Characters
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Rachel DratchSelf - Various Characters
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Chris ReddSelf - Various Characters
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Norm MacdonaldSelf - Various Characters
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David SpadeSelf - Various Characters
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Chris FarleySelf - Various Characters
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Ego NwodimSelf - Various Characters
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Cheri OteriSelf - Various Characters
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Jan HooksSelf - Various Characters
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Nora DunnSelf - Various Characters
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Dan AykroydSelf - Various Characters
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John BelushiSelf - Various Characters
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Sasheer ZamataSelf - Various Characters
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Taran KillamSelf - Various Characters
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Jay PharoahSelf - Various Characters
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Adam SandlerSelf - Various Characters
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Ellen CleghorneSelf - Various Characters
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Colin QuinnSelf - Various Characters
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Bowen YangSelf - Various Characters
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Chloe FinemanSelf - Various Characters
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Mary GrossSelf - Various Characters
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Tim KazurinskySelf - Various Characters
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Joe PiscopoSelf - Various Characters
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Eddie MurphySelf - Various Characters
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Abby ElliottSelf - Various Characters
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Bill MurraySelf - Various Characters
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Chris RockSelf - Various Characters
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Andrew DismukesSelf - Various Characters
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Punkie JohnsonSelf - Various Characters
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Jim BreuerSelf - Various Characters
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Jeff RichardsSelf - Various Characters
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Susanne BlakesleeSelf - Various Characters
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Finesse MitchellSelf - Various Characters
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Julia Louis-DreyfusSelf - Various Characters
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Gary KroegerSelf - Various Characters
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Melanie HutsellSelf - Various Characters
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Mark McKinneySelf - Various Characters
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Alec BaldwinSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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James Austin JohnsonSelf - Various Characters
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Sarah ShermanSelf - Various Characters
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Rob SchneiderSelf - Various Characters
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Julia SweeneySelf - Various Characters
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Jay MohrSelf - Various Characters
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Brad HallSelf - Various Characters
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Jim BelushiSelf - Various Characters
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Chevy ChaseSelf - Various Characters
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Michael McKeanSelf - Various Characters
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Martin ShortSelf - Various Characters
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Michael Patrick O'BrienSelf - Various Characters
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Luke NullSelf - Various Characters
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Jenny SlateSelf - Various Characters
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Nancy CarellSelf - Various Characters
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Steve MartinSelf - Host
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Aristotle AthirasSelf - Various Characters
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Brooks WheelanSelf - Various Characters
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John MilhiserSelf - Various Characters
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Noël WellsSelf - Various Characters
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Jon RudnitskySelf - Various Characters
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Tim RobinsonSelf - Various Characters
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Walter WilliamsMr. Bill Characters (voice) (uncredited)
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Sarah SilvermanSelf - Various Characters
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David KoechnerSelf - Various Characters
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Brian Doyle-MurraySelf - Various Characters
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Chris ElliottSelf - Various Characters
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Christine EbersoleSelf - Various Characters
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Siobhan Fallon HoganSelf - Various Characters
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Laura KightlingerSelf - Various Characters
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Lauren HoltSelf - Various Characters
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Marcello HernandezSelf - Various Characters
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Molly KearneySelf - Various Characters
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Michael LongfellowSelf - Various Characters
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Devon WalkerSelf - Various Characters
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Rob RiggleSelf - Various Characters
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Rob PaulsenSelf - Various Characters
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Billy CrystalSelf - Various Characters
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Randy QuaidSelf - Various Characters
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Robert Downey Jr.Self - Various Characters
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Joan CusackSelf - Various Characters
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Anthony Michael HallSelf - Various Characters
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Danitra VanceSelf - Various Characters
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Terry SweeneySelf - Various Characters
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Christopher GuestSelf - Various Characters
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Rich HallSelf - Various Characters
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Pamela StephensonSelf - Various Characters
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Tom HanksSelf - Host
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Justin TimberlakeSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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Denny DillonSelf - Various Characters
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Ben StillerSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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John GoodmanSelf - Host
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Gilbert GottfriedSelf - Various Characters
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Gail MatthiusSelf - Various Characters
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Ann RisleySelf - Various Characters
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Janeane GarofaloSelf - Various Characters
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Paul SimonSelf - Musical Guest
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Beth CahillSelf - Various Characters
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Robert De NiroSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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Drew BarrymoreSelf - Host
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Paul RuddSelf - Host
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Cameron DiazSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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Jon HammSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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Dave GrohlSelf - Musical Guest
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Albert BrooksInterviewer (segment 'The Impossible Truth') (voice)
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Buck HenrySelf - Host
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Adam LevineSelf - Musical Guest
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John MulaneySelf - Host
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Kanye WestSelf - Musical Guest
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BeckSelf - Musical Guest
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Tom PettySelf - Musical Guest
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Woody HarrelsonSelf - Host
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Candice BergenSelf - Host
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Danny DeVitoSelf - Host
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Miley CyrusSelf - Musical Guest
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Elliott GouldSelf - Host
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StingSelf - Musical Guest
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Jonah HillSelf - Host
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Paul McCartneySelf - Musical Guest
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James FrancoSelf - Host
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EminemSelf - Musical Guest
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Dwayne JohnsonSelf - Host
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Taylor SwiftSelf - Musical Guest
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Gwen StefaniSelf - Musical Guest
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Michael PalinSelf - Host
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Nate MendelSelf - Musical Guest
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Chris ShiflettSelf - Musical Guest
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Rami JaffeeSelf - Musical Guest
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Bruno MarsSelf - Musical Guest
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Sam KinisonSelf - Special Guest
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Steve CarellSelf - Host
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Nick JonasSelf - Musical Guest
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Lorne MichaelsSelf (uncredited)
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RihannaSelf - Musical Guest
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Matt DamonSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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Larry DavidSelf - Cameo (uncredited)
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Harry StylesSelf - Musical Guest
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Justin BieberSelf - Musical Guest
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Ben AffleckSelf - Host
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Mick JaggerSelf - Musical Guest (uncredited)
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Melissa McCarthySelf - Host
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Jay-ZSelf - Musical Guest
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Jack WhiteSelf - Musical Guest
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Lindsay LohanSelf - Host
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Katy PerrySelf - Musical Guest
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Chris MartinSelf - Musical Guest
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Jon BucklandSelf - Musical Guest
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Guy BerrymanSelf - Musical Guest
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Will ChampionSelf - Musical Guest
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Bonnie RaittSelf - Musical Guest
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Gwyneth PaltrowSelf - Host
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Ashton KutcherSelf - Host

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