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Saturday Night Live 

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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator:

Lorne Michaels
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Episodes

Most Recent Episode


Saturday, November 17

Steve Carell hosts with musical guest Ella Mai.


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Saturday, November 10

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44   43   42   41   40   39   38   37   36   … See all »
2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   … See all »
Won 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 80 wins & 382 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Pardo ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 362 episodes, 1995-2018
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 311 episodes, 2003-2018
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Storyline

A late-night comedy show featuring several short skits, parodies of television commercials, a live guest band, and a pop-cultural guest host each week. Many of the SNL players have spun off successful independent comedy and/or movie careers from here. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Taglines:

And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

NBC | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NBC's Saturday Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

James Downey is the longest serving writer in the show's history, other than Lorne Michaels. Downey wrote for 30 seasons: 1976-1980, 1984-1998, 2000-2005, and 2006-2013. In 1980, he left the show with Lorne Michaels and the rest of the cast. In 1998, he was fired by NBC Executive Don Ohlmeyer. In 2005, he took time off to write a book. He retired in 2013. See more »

Goofs

...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Rogers Jr.: This is the most effective memory enhancement drug on the market. It'll improve your short-term memory. It'll improve your long-term memory. And most of all, it'll improve your short-term memory.
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Alternate Versions

Singer Sinead O'Connor's controversial performance, where she rips apart a picture of Pope John Paul II, has not been seen since its original airing. In reruns and syndication, the dress rehearsal performance is aired, where O'Connor simply holds up a picture of a third-world child. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chopped Off: The Man Who Lost His Penis (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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User Reviews

 
Don't like the way the show is going now....
19 March 2012 | by whitneyblairsmithSee all my reviews

Been watching all of SNL this season and I'm disappointed with the way the show is moving. The skit's aren't really that great and creative anymore. I don't find myself laughing at all most episodes aside from weekend update. The music guests have absolutely sucked this season - all people I've never heard of or that just stink (no big names aside from Coldplay). Every skit also finds it's only humor in sexual innuendo's. But it's just crass jokes and not even good ones (like Sweuty's Ball's). Gonna take a break from the show for now until the writers get their act together and find funny jokes instead of just jokes about sex.


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