NBC will honor Luke Perry, who died this week after suffering a stroke, by airing the episode of “Saturday Night Live” that he hosted back in 1993.
The episode, which included Mick Jagger as the musical guest, will air Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/PT as an “SNL” classic. Every Saturday, “SNL” picks an old, “classic” episode to air alongside its new episodes. In the eastern and central time zones, it will air prior to the new “SNL,” while in the mountain and pacific time zones, it will air after.
“SNL” has been airing new episodes live coast-to-coast for the past 2 seasons, meaning that it starts at 8:30 p.m. on the West Coast, while airing at 11:30 p.m. on the East Coast.
Perry hosted the 12th episode of Season 18 on Feb. 6, 1993. It was Dana Carvey’s final episode as a cast member and featured a guest appearance by former cast member Jan Hooks. Mick Jagger, along with being the musical guest, appeared as his Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards on “Weekend Update” doing a Point/Counterpoint with Mike Myers playing Jagger.
“SNL” is also airing a new episode on Saturday, which will see Idris Elba make his hosting debut and Khalid as the musical guest.