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>
And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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Did You Know?
When 25-year-old Kenan Thompson
(born in 1978) was hired for the 29th season (2003-2004), he became the first cast member born after the show premiered in 1975. 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.
Episodes were cut into one hour "Best of Saturday Night Live" format for prime time viewing on NBC in the late 1970s. Edited 1-hour episodes from 1975-1980 were sold into syndication, and subsequently, 30 minute episodes sold into syndication and cable (Nick at Nite for a time). The 1980-present episodes were sold to Comedy Central, and then to E! See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more