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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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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

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A total of six presidential candidates have hosted the show: Ralph Nader hosted in 1977, nineteen years before being the Green nominee in 1996; George McGovern hosted in 1984, twelve years after being the 1972 Democratic nominee; Al Gore hosted in 2002, two years after being the 2000 Democratic nominee; John McCain hosted in 2002, six years before being the 2008 Republican nominee; Roseanne Barr hosted three times in the early 1990s before becoming the 2012 Peace and Freedom nominee; and Donald J. Trump hosted twice, in 2004 and the year before becoming the 2016 Republican nominee. Additionally, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Steve Forbes all hosted around the time they ran in the primaries but none received their party's nomination, while Rudy Giuliani hosted in 1997, eleven years before he unsuccessfully ran for the 2008 Republican nomination. See more »

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Ross Perot: Now, I think the deficit is like a crazy old aunt that lives in the cellar: everybody knows she's down there, but nobody wants to talk about her. Well, I say bring her on up and give the bitch a good hosing.
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The First Five Years Will Always the Classic Years
11 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The first five years of S.N.L. will always be the "golden era" of this show. Belushi, Akroyd, Chase, Curtain, Newman, Morris, Radner and Radner will always represent an era when some of the best comedic talent of the 1970's were all on one show and as a springboard for greatness. However, once the original cast was gone the show went in decline for me. Even though talents like Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscapo, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Martin Short and Billy Crystal became big stars as a result of being on the show, the magic that the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players will never be duplicated. They made Saturday nights worth staying at home.


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