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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is the longest serving writer in the show's history other than Lorne Michaels
. Downey wrote for 30 seasons: (1976-1980), (1984-1998), (2000-2005), (2006-2013). In 1980, he left the show with Lorne Michaels
and the rest of the cast. In 1998, he was fired by NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer
. In 2005, he took time off to write a book. He retired in 2013. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on "Weekend Update", the FBI's sketch of the Unabomber is shown
Earlier this week, the FBI released this sketch of the Unabomber. Shortly afterward, a warrant was issued for the arrest of "Weird Al" Yankovic.