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>
It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977)
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Did You Know?
According to the official memoir, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase
is banned from ever hosting the show again. In the book, numerous cast members recall stories in which Chase insulted cast and crew. According to Terry Sweeney
, Chase made homophobic remarks to Sweeney who is openly gay. According to Will Ferrell
, Chase was the worst host during his time on the show. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on "Weekend Update", the FBI's sketch of the Unabomber is shown
Earlier this week, the FBI released this sketch of the Unabomber. Shortly afterward, a warrant was issued for the arrest of "Weird Al" Yankovic.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more