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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According to Jim Breuer
in his memoir, Lorne Michaels
did not want to hire him but NBC executives insisted on him. Because of this, Michaels resented Breuer until he broke through with "The Joe Pesci Show". See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on the new TV ratings system affecting SNL
There was a time where I would have condemned this ratings system as censorship. But I have children. Two adorable boys. And frankly, I don't want them watching this crap.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more