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 22 April 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
George H.W. Bush
[training Dubya on how to speak to the press
Now, son, try it again.
George W. Bush
No, you're giving me a headache! Can I just go get a Poptart?
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more