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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auditioned to anchor Weekend Update while he was still a writer on the show in 2004. In 2006, it was reported that Sudeikis take over Weekend Update but Seth Meyers
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...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Do you know what these are, boys and girls? These are drums. Do you know where drums come from? They come from Africa.
[Sits down, begins playing and singing
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight...
This is how you answer a phone in my neighborhood. WHAT IS IT? LOUD? NAH, THAT AIN'T LOUD; THIS IS LOUD!
[Blows a whistle into the phone, sits down and begins playing the drums again
[Beating on the door
Robinson! Robinson! I told you to stop beatin' them drums!
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more