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>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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Did You Know?
The first "Weekend Update" anchor, Chevy Chase
, has said that he modeled his catchphrase "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" after Eyewitness News
(1968) anchor Roger Grimsby
's opening line "Good evening, I'm Roger Grimsby, here now the news." However, Chase's successor as "Update" anchor, Jane Curtin
, would go on to use Grimsby's original intro to open the newscast, and once, on the April 22, 1978 edition, ended that night's "Update" with Grimsby's closing line, "Hoping your news is good news." See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[singing an off-key, parodied version of Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow."
I'm being followed by a big Muslim, big Muslim, big Muslim. Biiiig Muslim, Big Muslim!
[smirks at cheering audience, goes on to sing "Father and Son"
If it was them, I'd agree, but it was not me, it's so hard, so hard, and now I must go away.
[turns to other camera, smirking while audience cheers
[swings chair back around to face other camera, this time singing "Wild World"
Ooooooh, baby, baby, it's a wild world!
[...] See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more