'Saturday Night Live': How well do you know the show?

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'Saturday Night Live' stars Jane Curtin (l.) and Bill Murray (r.).

Since its debut in 1975, 'Saturday Night Live' has pushed the boundaries of television, brought viewers to a weekend late-night program, and introduced the world to now-famous comedians too numerous to list. From the Killer Bees to Chevy Chase hosting 'Weekend Update,' from Will Ferrell playing a cheerleader to Tina Fey portraying Sarah Palin, the show has had an indelible effect on pop culture. How well do you know the TV program? Take our quiz!

1. What guest host served as the other half of the Festrunk brothers, also known as the 'wild and crazy guys,' with Dan Aykroyd?

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Dan Aykroyd was a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live.'

Alec Baldwin

Tom Hanks

Steve Martin

John Goodman

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