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 word "fuck" has been said several times live on the air: George Carlin hosted the first show, in 1975, and performed his "Seven words you can't say on TV.", in 1980, Paul Shaffer
said "fuckin'" instead of "floggin'"; in 1981, Charles Rocket
, said "I'd like to know who the fuck did it" during a "Who Shot JR?" parody and on the same night Prince
sang the lyric "Fightin' war is such a fuckin' bore"; in 1990, singer Morris Day
of The Time said "Where the fuck this chicken come from?" and Steven Tyler
sang "feedin' that fuckin' monkey on my back" during their performances; in 1994, Michael Stipe
sang "Don't fuck with me" and Adam Horovitz
of Beastie Boys
sang "So won't you fuckin' listen" in their performances and in 1997, Norm MacDonald
accidentally said, "The fuck was that?" after flubbing a line during "Weekend Update". James Hetfield of Metallica sang "Fuck 'em man, white knuckle tight" during their performance in 1997. In 2009, Jenny Slate
accidentally said, "You know what, you stood up for yourself and I fucking love you for that." See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
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(closing theme song)
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