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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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Won 58 Primetime Emmys. Another 62 wins & 326 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... (416 episodes, 1985-2012)
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 Various / ... (336 episodes, 1995-2017)
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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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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NBC's Saturday Night  »

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Trivia

In 2001, NBC aired two live thirty-minute special episodes in primetime slots, to fill airtime. Jennifer Lopez, who was hosting the regular show that week, made a cameo in the second special. In 2003, a live "Weekend Update" special was aired during Super Bowl XXXV halftime. See more »

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...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. T.: [Commercial for Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix]
[shouting]
Mrs. T.: 'scuse me! It's me and my husband, Mr. T for Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix!I pity the fool how doesn't use it! I'll kill him to death, but I'll pity him first!
Mr. T.: I pity the foo'!
Mrs. T.: First, take some vodka! Then add Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix! Then drink it! That's bad! Grrrr! So get Mr. and Mrs. T's Bloody Mary Mix!
Mr. T.: Buy it or I'll kill ya!
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: Who Will Cry for the Third Nipple? (2011) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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It sucks now! It's great again!
1 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Every once in awhile I read reviews of SNL. Almost never do the reviews say "it was OK". Unless it is a review by a frequent viewer, they always say something like "SNL is great again!" or "SNL sucks now". Usually these reviews are from people who never or rarely watch the show, and only remember it from 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years ago. These types of reviews have been the same for as long as I can remember. The periods that people now call "classic" frequently met with poor reviews at the time.

One thing to remember is that the show is an hour and a half, longer than most any other TV show. It is hard to fill such a long show with consistently funny material. It is also hard to make every episode funny. Therefore the show (like most shows) wavers between great and awful, depending on the sketch or episode you are watching at the moment. To judge an entire series on one episode (or part of one) is a mischaracterization.

I've watched SNL for most of its life, and although it has ranged from hilarious to horrible, I would say the average show is "pretty funny". The bottom line: there's nothing better to watch on Saturday night, so until there is, I will always watch SNL!


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