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?
As of 2012, the only female former cast members to return to the show as hosts have been Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(May 13, 2006 and March 17, 2007), Molly Shannon
(May 12, 2007), Tina Fey
(February 23, 2008; April 10, 2010 and May 7, 2011), Amy Poehler
(September 25, 2010), and Maya Rudolph
(February 18, 2012). See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Actor Christian Slater was let out of prison for one night to attend the premiere of his new movie Hard Rain. Fifteen minutes into the film, Mr. Slater asked to be escorted back to prison.
Spoofed in Veep: Alicia
(closing theme song)
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