Season 13
Premier: October 17, 1987
Last episode: February 27, 1988
Episodes: 13
Weekend Update anchor(s): Dennis Miller
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Season 13 of Saturday Night Live premiered on October 17, 1987 with host Steve Martin and musical guest Sting, despite a fire breaking out earlier in the evening. The season was prematurely cancelled due to the Writers' Strike following the February 27, 1988 show with host Judge Reinhold and 10,000 Maniacs. The strike cancelled an episode that would have had original cast member, Gilda Radner, return to Studio 8H for the first time after her departure to host.

Cast Edit

Former cast member Al Franken had many onscreen speaking roles, particularly in the latter half of the season, but was not credited.


Dana s12
Dana Carvey
Nora s12
Nora Dunn
Phil s12
Phil Hartman
Jan s12
Jan Hooks
Victoria s12
Victoria Jackson
Jon s12
Jon Lovitz
Dennis s12
Dennis Miller
Kevin s13
Kevin Nealon


Whitney s13
A. Whitney Brown


Ego Nwodim (March 10, 1988) Chloe Fineman (July 20, 1988)


Preceded by:
Season 12
Season 13
(1987 - 1988)
Followed by:
Season 14
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