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Bill Hader Returns to Saturday Night Live (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/12/2014 10:30AM

The prodigal comic returns.

Wildly popular former cast member Bill Hader came back to 30 Rock on Saturday to host Saturday Night Live and, as might have been expected, there was plenty of laughter. How much, exactly?

Let's look at some of the SNL highlights below.

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Kevin Nealon Remembers Jan Hooks and the 'Crazy Stratosphere' of Her Talent

Kevin Nealon Remembers Jan Hooks and the 'Crazy Stratosphere' of Her Talent

Originally posted 10/10/2014 08:45AM

Kevin Nealon was closer to Jan Hooks than most people in the '80s, even dating for a time as they shot to fame on Saturday Night Live.

On Thursday, Nealon recalled his former costar – who died earlier in the day at age 57 – as an incomparable talent.

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Saturday Night Live's Jan Hooks Has Died at 57

Saturday Night Live's Jan Hooks Has Died at 57

Originally posted 10/09/2014 06:25PM

Jan Hooks, who was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, has died at the age of 57.

The actress and comedian, who also starred in Designing Women, passed away on Thursday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Hooks joined the cast of SNL in 1986, where she worked alongside Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman. She did impressions of people including Sinéad O'Connor, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hillary Clinton, and was one half of the Sweeney Sisters with Nora Dunn.

She left the show in 1991 to replace Jean Smart on Designing Women and was nominated for an Emmy for playing Vicki Dubcek on 3rd Rock from the Sun. She also memorably played a tour guide at the Alamo in Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

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Sarah Silverman Hosts SNL: See the Show's Highlights Here

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Sarah Silverman Hosts SNL: See the Show's Highlights Here

Originally posted 10/05/2014 11:35AM

Can we talk about Sarah Silverman hosting Saturday Night Live?

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Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande Anchor Saturday Night Live's 40th Season Premiere

Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande Anchor Saturday Night Live's 40th Season Premiere

Originally posted 09/28/2014 10:00AM

Saturday Night Live returned for its 40th season this weekend, hosted by Chris Pratt, fresh off the mammoth success of Guardians of the Galaxy.

How'd the show do on this important work anniversary? Let's take a look.

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Darrell Hammond to Take Over SNL Announcer Slot

Darrell Hammond to Take Over SNL Announcer Slot

Originally posted 09/18/2014 11:35AM

Don Pardo, the legendarily resonant Saturday Night Live announcer, died in August at the age of 96, leaving the voice-over seat for the show empty.

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Meet Your New SNL Weekend Update Anchor

Meet Your New SNL Weekend Update Anchor

Originally posted 09/12/2014 11:40AM

Live from New York, we have a new co-anchor for Weekend Update!

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Stars Recall the Thrill of Hearing Don Pardo Say Their Name for the First Time

Stars Recall the Thrill of Hearing Don Pardo Say Their Name for the First Time

Originally posted 08/19/2014 09:15AM

For so many stars, hearing Don Pardo say their name meant they'd arrived.

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Don Pardo, Legendary Voice of SNL, Dies | Don Pardo

Don Pardo, Longtime Voice of Saturday Night Live, Dies at 96

Originally posted 08/19/2014 07:15AM

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including Saturday Night Live, died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.

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Why Seth Meyers Won't 'Aim for Viral' at the Emmys

Why Seth Meyers Won't 'Aim for Viral' at the Emmys

Originally posted 08/18/2014 10:00AM

What can we expect from Seth Meyers's Emmy Awards hosting gig?

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