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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Did You Know?
Featured cast member James Downey
(1979-1980) is the uncle of cast member Robert Downey, Jr. (1985-1986). James Downey still worked as a writer on the show, when Robert Downey, Jr. was in the cast. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" closing line
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Referenced in Men Don't Leave
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more