Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
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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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According to Bill Hader, he was recommended to Lorne Michaels by Megan Mullally, who saw him perform with his improv group, Animals from the Future. Mullally was there to support her brother-in-law, Matt Offerman and was impressed by Hader. 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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George H.W. Bush: [training Dubya on how to speak to the press] Now, son, try it again.
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Its down but not out

Right now this show is in a transitional phase. The cast is very average (aside from Fallon and Hammond) and it might be time for Daddy Lorne to blow it up and start again. In my opinion no one is more annoying than Rachel Dratch! The fact that she was in five sketches and Fallon in one(excluding WU) the other night speaks volumes of the shows mediocrity. However, to those that say it'll never come back let me say you're mistaken. SNL has always rebounded from it's down years and it will continue to do so.


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