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?
Guest performances were recurrent in the show's first years, mostly by Andy Kaufman
, Al Franken
, and Tom Davis
(who joined the cast in late 1979 as featured players), Michael O'Donoghue
(one of the first cast members), Michael Davis
, Harry Anderson
(who hosted in early 1985), Steven Wright
, Penn Jillette
, and Sam Kinison
. However, by the late 1980s, guest performances became very rare. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Langford T. Belmont
So when it comes time to fix that refrigerator magnet or put together a little house of popsicle sticks, you don't want some cheap synthetic glue. You want pure mutilated horse paste.
Referenced in Tosh.0: Bad Impressions
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more