Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
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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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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

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Several episodes were not performed in Studio 8H in Manhattan. On October 16, 23 and 30, 1976, the show moved to a Brooklyn studio because the NBC News election unit used Studio 8H for 1976 election coverage. Several episodes in 1984 were produced in RCA Bldg Studios 8G and 3A due to election coverage. The February 20, 1977 episode was performed live in New Orleans on a Sunday. 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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The Continental: Wow. Wowee wow wow wow.
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Funny sometimes
27 July 2002 | by (Near You) – See all my reviews

Personally, I would take Lorne Michaels other sketch comedy production, The Kids in the Hall, over SNL any day. But I guess that's just me. SNL is funny sometimes but they go for the cheap jokes like imitating celebrities and politicians. Also, they wear their recurring characters to death. Whereas the KITH never imitated a celebrity or politician and always kept their jokes original (with the exception of the queen) and they only used their recurring characters sometimes, making sure they didn't overuse them. It's a shame that brilliant KITH went off the air, while other, less original sketch comedy shows like SNL and MADTV are still on.


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