|Premier:||October 8, 1983|
|Last episode:||May 12, 1984|
|Weekend Update anchor(s):|| Brad Hall (eps. 1-10)|
Rotating guest anchors (eps. 11-19)
The 9th season of Saturday Night Live began on October 8, 1983 and ended on May 12, 1984. The cast remained the same from season 8, with the addition of Jim Belushi. Later in the season Eddie Murphy began appearing intermittently- Jamie Lee Curtis joked about his absence in her monologue, he appeared only via a taped sketch on the March 17 episode, was dropped from the credits for one show, returned for one show, and left for good. Joe Piscopo, who had been clashing with producer Dick Ebersol since Murphy's hosting gig the previous season, left at the end of the season. With the Murphy-Piscopo nucleus gone, Ebersol looked to reinvent the cast, and would force out Robin Duke, Tim Kazurinsky, and Brad Hall at the end of the season.
- Eddie Murphy: Not credited April 7, May 5, and May 12
(1983 - 1984)