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>
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?
According to Norm MacDonald
, he copied the premise for "Celebrity Jeopardy" from the SCTV Network
(1981) recurring sketch "Half Wits". MacDonald waited for SCTV cast member Martin Short
to host the show so that he could ask permission to use the idea. Short got permission from Eugene Levy
who wrote the original sketch. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[after the audience groans at a gag on "Weekend Update"
Don't blame me. I just thought of it, wrote it, and delivered it.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more