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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Musical director Lenny Pickett has been the tenor sax soloist on the opening theme since the beginning of the 1985-1986 season; during that time he has never missed even one episode. His fellow musical director, L. Leon Pendarvis, has been in the house band since the 1980-1981 season and may possibly be the musician with the longest tenure in a TV show band ever. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Good evening. I'm Lawrence Flyshacker, and welcome to, "The Real Story." Tonight we continue our series on the U.S. Presidents. You know history often whitewashes itself? For example, for years it was thought that Thomas Jefferson was a man, and that his wife slept around... whereas we now know the opposite to be true. Tonight we'll go behind another of history's myths to learn, "The Real Story."
[Lincoln enters Ford's Theatre box, loudly and apparently drunk
Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me! ...
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more