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Even Die-Hard SNL Fans Only Get 60% on This Quiz

Live from your laptop — it’s TIME TO TAKE A QUIZZZZ!!! Sorry, we had to. Saturday Night Live, the amazing, legendary late-night sketch comedy show on NBC has so much history and was the catalyst for the careers of so many of our favorite performers to date. The characters, the musical acts, the scandals… Gosh, where to start? We all know the basics: the epic Ashlee Simpson lip-sync snafu, quote our favorite sketches and characters, and look forward to Weekend Update every single Saturday. But beyond that? Who’s to say?

Okay now, no Googling to cheat your way through this! This SNL quiz is meant to test your bounds in the show’s extensive history. This trivia is only known and shared by the most extreme fans, so don’t feel bad if you don’t get it. But, do you imagine Studio 8H to be its own kind of utopia, not unlike Disney World? Cool. Us, too. Let’s get going!

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#1

We'll take it easy on you for the first question. Hosting Saturday Night Live is a coveted gig, but who got the honor of being the first person to ever host SNL?

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  • Chevy Chase

  • Paul Simon

  • George Carlin

  • Lily Tomlin

  • Richard Pryor

  • Rob Reiner

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#2

Hosting SNL is such a big deal, it's normal for hosts to get competitive about how many times they've been asked back. Who's hosted Saturday Night Live the most out of anyone?

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    Alec Baldwin
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    Steve Martin
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    Drew Barrymore
    Christopher Walken

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#3

It wasn't always called Saturday Night Live. What was the name of the show when it originally aired?

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  • Not Yet Ready For Primetime Players

  • Second City TV

  • Upright Citizen’s Brigade

  • NBC’s Saturday Night

  • Weekend Update

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#4

There was a time before Saturday Night Live and Lorne Michaels had to get the original cast members on board. He pitched the show to Laraine Newman by describing it as what?

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  • Mad TV but better”

  • Monty Python meets 60 Minutes”

  • “Scripted, organized improv”

  • “A living newspaper”

  • “A sketch-comedy version of The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson

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#5

Out of its original cast members, who was the first person to officially be signed as a cast member on Saturday Night Live?

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  • Garrett Morris

  • Chevy Chase

  • John Belushi

  • Jane Curtain

  • Gilda Radner

  • Dan Aykroyd

  • Laraine Newman

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#6

Sometimes Saturday Night Live casts people who can't legally drink at the time. Really! Most of these people were cast as teenagers, but which young cast member was actually cast at 20-year-old?

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    Eddie Murphy
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    Robert Downey Jr.
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    Pete Davidson
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    Anthony Michael Hall

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