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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and Chris Parnell
are the only cast members to be fired and then rehired the following season (Meadows was fired between seasons and didn't miss any episodes). James Belushi
was fired during his tenure but was rehired the following month. Announcer Don Pardo
was also fired before the seventh season in an effort to revitalize the show. He was replaced by Mel Brandt
, but Pardo was rehired the following season. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[after Jon Lovitz returns to the "Weekend Update" desk to lick his face
Licked by Lovitz... what concentric circle of hell is that?
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more