Saturday Night Live has now been an awesome part of New York City’s history for a whopping forty years.
It’s the place where some seriously hilarious people like Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, and Jimmy Fallon got their start.
Some of SNL’s most hilarious pieces are the ones that poke fun at real life situations, places, and people, and SNL has taken some of the Big Apple’s finest people and biggest stories and turned them into comedy gold.
Take a look at some of our favorites below... and remember as always, live from New York, it’s Saturday night!
1. NYC’s new marijuana policy
This hilarious, dramatic skit shows the city’s stoners emerging from their homes, after a new policy declares that they can carry weed on them... only to find out that they still can’t smoke it in public.
2. Brooklyn corner boys
Three African American dudes are hanging out on a corner in Bushwick discussing how they’ve become involved in their neighborhood’s gentrified offerings, such as artisanal mayonnaise shops and a dog walking business owned by guest host Kevin Hart.
Stefon was the city correspondent we all knew and loved for his ridiculous suggestions that we all would totally be down for checking out (don’t deny it).
Socially anxious Stefon is the best friend we all dreamed of having, and of course, it's always hilarious to watch Bill Hader try so hard not to break character while laughing his ass off.
Watch him give Seth Meyers tips on how to have an awesome Valentine's Day in NYC.
4. Bronx beat
With their thick accents and crazy housewife tendencies, these two ladies are reminiscent of those crazy New York moms some of us grew up with.
5. Save Broadway
A throwback to the recession of 2008, this video brings all your favorite Broadway plays to life with new, hilarious dimensions.
Watch, laugh, and brainstorm along with the best characters on Broadway, as they try to come up with a solution to the decline in ticket sales during the recession.
6. Mayor Bloomberg addresses Hurricane Sandy
For many of us, Hurricane Sandy was a total pain, but who’s to say we can’t laugh in retrospect?
This skit features two great impressions, one of crazy-ass Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, and a spot-on impression of former Mayor Bloomberg (complete with his hilariously awful butchering of the Spanish language).
7. Girls promo
Girls has some major themes and plots that we can all relate to, but SNL often takes those popular parts of our culture and satirizes them to the extreme.
This time, they highlight the girls’ annoying qualities by adding a new girl from Eastern Europe, played perfectly by Tina Fey.
8. "Baby It’s Cold Outside"
SNL takes hook-up culture by the horns and gives us a play-by-play of a casual hookup, to the tune of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
It's a little ridiculous, but it definitely describes a struggle we all have or will experience at some point. Also, who wouldn’t want to cuddle up to Jimmy Fallon during a crazy snow storm?
9. Lazy Sunday
This classic digital adventure helps us answer the questions we have about spending our weekends in NYC.
Watch Adam Samberg and Chris Parnell kill it, with raps and rhymes that'll be impossible to get out of your head.
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