Saturday Night Live Season 10

Saturday Night Live Season 10

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.

NameSaturday Night Live Season 10
Air DateOctober 6th, 1984
GenreComedy
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesBroadway Video, NBC Studios, Universal Television
Number of Episodes17 Episodes
Plot Keywordslive, sketch comedy, skit
Martin Short
Martin Short
Various
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Various
Christopher Guest
Christopher Guest
Various
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
Various
Mary Gross
Mary Gross
Various
James Belushi
James Belushi
Various
Rich Hall
Rich Hall
Various
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephenson
Various
Gary Kroeger
Gary Kroeger
Various

Episodes List