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02/11/2015 05:46 pm ET Updated Feb 11, 2015

9 Hilarious 'SNL' Auditions That You Need To Watch

"Saturday Night Live" celebrates 40 years on the air this weekend with a blow-out three-hour special. The show will include celebs such as Jack Nicholson and Taylor Swift, among many, many others, as well as tons of former cast members, including Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon.

With so many huge names returning to the show, it's sometimes hard to remember that everyone had to audition at some point. In honor of the 40th anniversary of "SNL," here are some of the best audition tapes online:

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"SNL" Auditions

The "SNL" 40th-anniversary special airs Sunday, Feb. 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

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BEFORE YOU GO

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