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>
And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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Did You Know?
Musical director Lenny Pickett has been the tenor sax soloist on the opening theme since the beginning of the 1985-1986 season; during that time he has never missed even one episode. His fellow musical director, L. Leon Pendarvis, has been in the house band since the 1980-1981 season and may possibly be the musician with the longest tenure in a TV show band ever. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
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.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more