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?
In 1995, Steve Carell
auditioned for the show along with his wife, Nancy Carell
. She was cast but he was not. The following season Carell was cast as the voice of Gary in the recurring animated segment "The Ambiguously Gay Duo". When he hosted the show in 2005, Carell stated he was beat out for the spot by Will Ferrell
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...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[about the 1997 Marlins-Indians World Series
Well, you've said a lot about the mascots, Harry, but what about the players?
They won't be a factor, Norm. Trust me.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #1.1
(closing theme song)
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