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?
According to Norm MacDonald
, he copied the premise for "Celebrity Jeopardy" from the SCTV Network
(1981) recurring sketch "Half Wits". MacDonald waited for SCTV cast member Martin Short
to host the show so that he could ask permission to use the idea. Short got permission from Eugene Levy
who wrote the original sketch. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Me, the guy who slept with your mother last night!