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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The Jackass crew was given an opportunity from Saturday Night Live to perform their stunts on a weekly basis prior to their show airing on MTV. They declined but Johnny Knoxville would host the show in 2005. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
...because I'm good enough, smart enough, and - doggone it - people like me!
Referenced in Saturday Night Fever
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more