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.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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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
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
George H.W. Bush
[during the 1988 Republican Presidential Debate
See, See! That's why people say Bob Dole is mean spirited; because of things like that!
Now, hold on a minute, Mr. Bush. You know, I know, everyone knows where Bob Dole stands on the issues. I am not mean spirited; and if you call me that again, I'll stick my pen up your ass.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more