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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
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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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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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 »

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

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["Weekend Update" opening line]
Chevy Chase: Good evening. I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.
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Don't like the way the show is going now....
19 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Been watching all of SNL this season and I'm disappointed with the way the show is moving. The skit's aren't really that great and creative anymore. I don't find myself laughing at all most episodes aside from weekend update. The music guests have absolutely sucked this season - all people I've never heard of or that just stink (no big names aside from Coldplay). Every skit also finds it's only humor in sexual innuendo's. But it's just crass jokes and not even good ones (like Sweuty's Ball's). Gonna take a break from the show for now until the writers get their act together and find funny jokes instead of just jokes about sex.


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