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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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Scarlett Johansson hosts for the fifth time alongside musical guest and Grammy winner, Lorde.


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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
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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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Will Ferrell became the highest paid cast member in SNL history in 2001. He received a salary of USD 350,000 (USD 105,000 in 1975 prices) for the 2001-2002 season. 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]
Dennis Miller: That's the news, and I am OUTTA HERE.
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Referenced in This Is Comedy (2014) See more »

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It sucks now! It's great again!
1 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Every once in awhile I read reviews of SNL. Almost never do the reviews say "it was OK". Unless it is a review by a frequent viewer, they always say something like "SNL is great again!" or "SNL sucks now". Usually these reviews are from people who never or rarely watch the show, and only remember it from 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years ago. These types of reviews have been the same for as long as I can remember. The periods that people now call "classic" frequently met with poor reviews at the time.

One thing to remember is that the show is an hour and a half, longer than most any other TV show. It is hard to fill such a long show with consistently funny material. It is also hard to make every episode funny. Therefore the show (like most shows) wavers between great and awful, depending on the sketch or episode you are watching at the moment. To judge an entire series on one episode (or part of one) is a mischaracterization.

I've watched SNL for most of its life, and although it has ranged from hilarious to horrible, I would say the average show is "pretty funny". The bottom line: there's nothing better to watch on Saturday night, so until there is, I will always watch SNL!


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