Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon 'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special NBC Epic Opening Segment, Watch Full Here (VIDEO)

3:06 PM EST 2/16/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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NBC aired the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special on Sunday night (Feb 15) to celebrate the long-standing live comedy show that has became a part of America's fabric. The three-hour special opened up with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon giving a musical medley featuring many of the most popular catchphrases from the show's 40-year history. You can watch the full opening above. 

The night was full of many memorable moments from past and present cast members and musical guests from the decades. The musical guests for the night included Miley Cyrus, Kanye West and Paul Simon. 

Eddie Murphy was announced last week that he would be making his long-awaited return to the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time since he left the show over 30 years ago as a regular SNL castmember. Last night we learned the full line-up of guests included: Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney, Chevy Chase, Kanye West, Adam Sandler, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Jack Nicholson, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Christopher Walken, Maya Rudolph, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, Betty White, Bill Hader, Jane Curtin, Jon Hamm, Laraine Newman, Zach Galifianakis, Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, David Spade, Kerry Washington, Fred Armisen, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Bill Murray and more.

Did you watch the SNL 40th Anniversary Special on NBC? What were your feelings about it.

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