A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
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 Various / ... (335 episodes, 1995-2017)
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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>

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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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According to Jane Curtin, John Belushi did not believe that women were funny, and would sabotage sketches by female writers, by not performing them to his full capacity. See more »

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...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more »

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["Weekend Update" closing line]
Colin Quinn: That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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SNL does suck
16 January 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am sick of SNL and their Trump skits... their "bathroom humor skits"... basically they are just plain NOT funny. Any of their political "humor" is no longer funny. We need another Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane Curtain, Rosanna-anna-danna or Dan Akroyd. It hasn't been any good since then. There is no talent on that show anymore. They continually pick on the same celebrities/political figures and are very biased. What happened to all is fair in love and comedy? The show has been around a long time...too long. I think it's time they stopped it now and replaced it with another evening talk show.


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