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>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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Did You Know?
A total of six presidential candidates have hosted the show: Ralph Nader
hosted in 1977, nineteen years before being the Green nominee in 1996; George McGovern
hosted in 1984, twelve years after being the 1972 Democratic nominee; Al Gore
hosted in 2002, two years after being the 2000 Democratic nominee; John McCain
hosted in 2002, six years before being the 2008 Republican nominee; Roseanne Barr
hosted three times in the early 1990s before becoming the 2012 Peace and Freedom nominee; and Donald J. Trump
hosted twice, in 2004 and the year before becoming the 2016 Republican nominee. Additionally, Jesse Jackson
, Al Sharpton
, and Steve Forbes
all hosted around the time they ran in the primaries but none received their party's nomination, while Rudy Giuliani
hosted in 1997, eleven years before he unsuccessfully ran for the 2008 Republican nomination. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
George H.W. Bush
[talking about George W. Bush
You always were a little bit slow. The doctors call it dyslexia. But when you were younger we just called it retardation...
Referenced in The Muppet Movie