Translations 21

Bulgarian (bg-BG)

Сезон 12

Chinese (zh-TW)

第 12 季

Chinese (zh-CN)

第 12 季

Danish (da-DK)

Sæson 12

Dutch; Flemish (nl-NL)

Seizoen 12

English (en-US)

Season 12

Saturday Night Live aired its twelfth season during the 1986-1987 television season on NBC. The 12th season started on October 11, 1986, the 11th anniversary of the show's first episode, and ended on May 23, 1987.

Despite plans to have Saturday Night Live canceled due to the ratings of its previous season, producer Lorne Michaels convinced Brandon Tartikoff to give the show another chance, provided that a better cast be found for the next season. As a result, many of season 11's cast members were fired, except for Nora Dunn, Jon Lovitz, featured player A. Whitney Brown, and Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller. Al Franken was rehired as a writer. The rest were relative unknowns, led by Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson, and Kevin Nealon. Hooks had auditioned to be in the season 10 and 11 casts, but had been turned down. Hartman helped write sketches in season 11's Thanksgiving episode hosted by Pee-wee Herman, and appeared in a sketch as a Pilgrim.

The first show of the 1986-1987 season opened with Madonna, host of the previous season opener, reading a "statement" from NBC about season 11's mediocre writing and bad cast choices. According to the "statement", the entire 1985-1986 season was "...all a dream. A horrible, horrible dream."

French (fr-FR)

Saison 12

German (de-DE)

Staffel 12

Hebrew (he-IL)

עונה 12

Hungarian (hu-HU)

12. évad

Indonesian (id-ID)

Musim ke 12

Korean (ko-KR)

시즌 12

Polish (pl-PL)

Sezon 12

Portuguese (pt-PT)

Temporada 12

Portuguese (pt-BR)

12ª Temporada

Romanian (ro-RO)

Sezonul 12

Russian (ru-RU)

Сезон 12

Slovak (sk-SK)

Séria 12

Spanish; Castilian (es-ES)

Temporada 12

Swedish (sv-SE)

Säsong 12

Ukrainian (uk-UA)

Сезон 12

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