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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
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 Various / ... (321 episodes, 1995-2016)
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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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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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Darrell Hammond revealed in 2011 that he at first opposed the idea of impersonating John McCain on the show. Hammond's father, a veteran of World War II, had been severely traumatized by his war experiences, and Hammond felt that poking fun at a former prisoner-of-war would be in poor taste. See more »

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

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Norm Macdonald: 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.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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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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