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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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Fred Armisen hosts with musical guest Courtney Barnett. Sketches include Hillary & Bernie Cold Open, Fred Armisen One Man Show Monologue, Expedition, SNL Digital Short: Finest Girl, New...


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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... (416 episodes, 1985-2012)
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 Various / ... (322 episodes, 1995-2016)
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Storyline

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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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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NBC's Saturday Night  »

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Trivia

Musical director Lenny Pickett has been the tenor sax soloist on the opening theme since the beginning of the 1985-1986 season; during that time he has never missed even one episode. His fellow musical director, L. Leon Pendarvis, has been in the house band since the 1980-1981 season and may possibly be the musician with the longest tenure in a TV show band ever. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Wayne Campbell: Wayne's World. Wayne's World. Party time. Excellent.
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Connections

Referenced in Tempest (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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A Political Mouthpiece for the Political Establishment; Horribly Unfunny; Deplorable
11 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I used to like this show when I was a kid back in the 1990s and early 2000s, but circa 2005 SNL went down the toilet. All of their comedy was nothing but potty/bathroom/genital jokes and outright mockery of anyone who is white, Jewish, Christian, and/or conservative. How can TV Guide rate Hogan's Heroes (a good show, by the way) as one of the worst shows ever for "trivializing the Holocaust", while at the same time lionizing Saturday Night Live, a show that has gotten away with far worse? It is a contradiction to say the least, and a potential hypocrisy at the worst. Gone are the days of Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and Will Ferrel; at least they ranged from tolerable to good. Now, SNL is one of the worst shows currently on television! I have not watched one episode of this dreck since 2005, and I am better off for it!


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