The Season 34 premier of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Michael Phelps with musical guest Lil Wayne. This marked the earliest season premier in the show's history.

Sketches Edit

A Non-Partisan Message from Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Hillary Clinton Edit

This opening sketch had Tina Fey return as Sarah Palin (unsurprisingly), and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. This is definitely a notable sketch, and in that case is noted here.

Other Edit


Michael Phelps's Monologue

Jar Glove

Locker Motivation

Craig & Stacia

Lil Wayne performs "Got Money"

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers

The Charles Barkley Show


An SNL Digital Short (Space Olympics)

Pizzeria Uno

Lil Wayne performs "Lollipop"

The Michael Phelps Diet


Cast Edit

Repertory players Edit

Fred Armisen

Will Forte

Bill Hader

Darrell Hammond

Seth Meyers

Amy Poehler

Andy Samberg

Jason Sudeikis

Kenan Thompson

Kristen Wiig

Featured players Edit

Bobby Moynihan (first episode)

Casey Wilson

Preceded by May 17, 2008 Steve Carrel/ Usher

Succeded by September 20, 2008 James Franco/ Kings of Leon

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