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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was removed from Weekend Update in the middle of the 1997-1998 season at the insistence of NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer
who said MacDonald was "not funny". MacDonald left the show at the end of the season. Rumors spread that Ohlmeyer did not like MacDonald's jokes about 'O.J. Simpson' who was a friend of Ohlmeyer's. But MacDonald has stated that he does not believe that was the reason he was fired. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" closing line
I'm Kevin Nealon and that's news to me.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more