“ You stood up for yourself, and I fuckin' love you for that
—Jenny Slate in the premiere, September 26, 2009
Saturday Night Live aired its 35th season on September 26, 2009. Before this season premiered, longtime cast member Darrell Hammond left the show after a then-record breaking 14 years on the show. Meanwhile, featured players Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins were dropped from the show at the end of the previous season, and in their place Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate (who dropped the f-bomb in her first appearance during the season premiere) were added to the cast as new featured players for the season. The season ended with a total of 22 episodes, the last episode airing on May 15, 2010.