Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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 Himself - Announcer / ... (724 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... (416 episodes, 1985-2012)
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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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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Don Pardo's announcing booth is located in the exact same spot on which legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini's podium once stood, when he conducted the NBC Symphony Orchestra in his famous and long-running series of radio concerts. 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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[on the new TV ratings system affecting SNL]
Lorne Michaels: There was a time where I would have condemned this ratings system as censorship. But I have children. Two adorable boys. And frankly, I don't want them watching this crap.
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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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Funny sometimes
27 July 2002 | by (Near You) – See all my reviews

Personally, I would take Lorne Michaels other sketch comedy production, The Kids in the Hall, over SNL any day. But I guess that's just me. SNL is funny sometimes but they go for the cheap jokes like imitating celebrities and politicians. Also, they wear their recurring characters to death. Whereas the KITH never imitated a celebrity or politician and always kept their jokes original (with the exception of the queen) and they only used their recurring characters sometimes, making sure they didn't overuse them. It's a shame that brilliant KITH went off the air, while other, less original sketch comedy shows like SNL and MADTV are still on.


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