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>
And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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Did You Know?
Despite the show's core theme of live comedy, on a few rare occasions stand-up segments weren't truly "live", but broadcast on a 7-second tape-delay: 13 December 1975 (Richard Pryor
), 15 November 1986 (Sam Kinison
), and 12 May 1990 (Andrew Dice Clay
), each time to allow censoring any "accidental" expletives. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
...because I'm good enough, smart enough, and - doggone it - people like me!
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more