Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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 Himself - Announcer / ... (724 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... (416 episodes, 1985-2012)
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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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Michael McKean and George Coe hold the record for the oldest cast members when joining the show. Both were 46 years old. See more »

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...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more »

Quotes

Danny DeVito: Lighten up, Church Lady. You act like you haven't had your ticket punched since Ike carried his own golf clubs.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (2011) See more »

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Composed by Howard Shore
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Comedy treasures!!
18 May 2012 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I completely agree with Brian. I have every SNL show on DVD from the beginning to the last ones with the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" in it. It was a breakout production, Lorne Michaels demanding freedom of script, cast and final content. We all have our favorite actors,, mine being Danny Ackroyd and Gilda Radner.. plainly the biggest genius talents there. Unfortunately for all, the continued heavy use of coke and various other drugs, brought the quality and content down after a few years. Nobody could top Weekend Update with Danny and Jane, Gilda, breaking big barriers for that era. Gilda was bursting with characters(Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Latilla, the Brownie, Todd's(Bill Murray) geeky, wet-nosed girlfriend,etc.. Jane interviewing Danny as his Halloween costumes, fireworks,etc were dangers to all but him... I LOVE my DVD set!!


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