Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Rachel Dratch heading to 'Women of SNL' special

SNL-ladiesImage Credit: Dana Edelson/NBCSaturday Night Live will air a two-hour tribute to its female cast members Nov. 1. “The Women of SNL” special will include clips (duh), but also new material from Rachel Dratch, Nora Dunn, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, and Kristen Wiig. Um, Jane Curtin and Julia Sweeney, call your agents!

This special is obviously a follow-up to last year’s hit Betty White episode, and who knows? Maybe the sustained interest in SNL‘s female performers will lead to there being more of them.

I’m hoping there’s an opportunity for Fey and Poehler to speak their “twin language”:

What classic SNL bits do you want to see revived, PopWatchers?

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  • UGH

    Enough with the Betty White inserts!

    • 4815162342

      That’s what she said.

    • kellybelly

      Yay! Lorraine is there.
      But where is Jane Curtain??
      Was this a TYPO ??

      • Gwen

        And Jan Hooks!!!

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  • graeme

    Sounds awesome. Love that Oteri and JLD will be involved this time.

  • DanOregon

    There are worse ideas than an annual “homecoming” show – perhaps doing a mash-up of various characters/sketches?

  • Snsetblaze

    They need Jane Curtin and Larraine Newman, the original SNL women to be complete.

    • Bosco

      I hope there will be a tribute of some kind to Gilda….

      • Dyana

        I agree. There’s gotta be a Roseanne Roseannadanna wig still around.

  • b

    definitely the hilary clinton (amy poehler) and sarah palin (tina fey) sketch.

  • rachel

    Um, Jane Curtin? Where the heck are you? I know you are around since I saw you on Jeopardy in May. I feel like it’s hard to have a “Women of SNL” special when we’re missing 1 of the originals.

    • Stephanie T.

      I agree It would not be the same without Jane and Larraine, but it’s better than what they have been showing lately.

      • rachel

        Oh, I agree. I’m not saying I don’t like some of the later women as well, but the original cast is still my favorite. Plus I just want some sort of joint Jane/Tina/Amy Weekend Update?

  • dana

    I wanna see again the soap opera telemundo’s parodia Helena with cristina aguilera,I’m wrote from mexico

    • HD

      That was such a funny skit!

  • Sandy

    Really can’t stand Rachel Dretch . . . same old, same old boring voice for every skit. Love Cheri Oteri, Betty White, Ana Gasteyer, Jane Curtin, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon. The others I really wouldn’t miss.

    • Laurie

      I feel the same way about Kristen Wiig.

  • Katie

    I’d love to see any Mary Katherine Gallagher sketches!

  • Frank in LB

    What about Jan Hooks? Would love to see a Sweeney Sisters reunion!!!

    • goldngirl830

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Jeff Eastwood

      Jan has been on 30 Rock twice as Jenna’s deliciously twisted mother. She’s almost as hilarious as Elaine Strich as Jack’s mom.

    • Kate

      Jan Hooks WAS in in the special! She did the short spot in the bed with the silk pillows-remember she slipped & fell & was recovering. a guy feeds her at the end of her skit. But where were Victoria Jackson(6 years on the show) and Julia Sweeney-Pat!?

  • nancy

    as long as that whackjob victoria jackson is not involved …

  • Vicks

    Love that Cheri Oteri is coming back!

  • scary

    Mary Gross? Victoria Jackson?

  • Rich

    What about Ellen Cleighorn?

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