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 Writer Larry David
, he stormed into Executive Producer Dick Ebersol
's office, and angrily quit the show. When David realized how much money he would be losing, he decided to return to the show and pretend that nothing happened. Ebersol never confronted him about it, and David stayed for the rest of the season. David used this experience as the basis for the Seinfeld
(1989) episode "The Revenge". See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" opening line
Good evening. I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.