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Season 28 debuted on October 5, 2002 with host Matt Damon.

Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer did not return from the previous season; Fred Armisen and Will Forte debuted in their place. This is the final season for Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, and Dean Edwards. Dan Aykroyd made his long-anticipated first hosting appearance for the season finale with musical guest, Beyoncé Knowles.

The opening montage is changed, with the repertory players having their names on screen, while the featured players don’t have their names on screen. This is also the final season with the set were the on-air sign flashing above the audience appeared in every episode, and the door that says 25 on it since Season 21.

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Repertory[]

Portal 28 - Rachel Dratch.jpg  Portal 28 - Jimmy Fallon.jpg  Portal 28 - Tina Fey.jpg 

Portal 28 - Darrell Hammond.jpg  Portal 28 - Chris Kattan.jpg  Portal 28 - Tracy Morgan.jpg 

Portal 28 - Chris Parnell.jpg  Portal 28 - Amy Poehler.jpg  Portal 28 - Maya Rudolph.jpg 

Portal 28 - Horatio Sanz.jpg 

Featured[]

Portal 28 - Fred Armisen.jpg  Portal 28 - Dean Edwards.jpg  Portal 28 - Will Forte.jpg 

Portal 28 - Seth Meyers.jpg  Portal 28 - Jeff Richards.jpg 

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Preceded by:
Season 27
Season 28
(2002— 2003)
Followed by:
Season 29
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