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?
Executive Producer Dick Ebersol
left the show in 1985, in order to be a stay-at-home father to his children. His wife, Susan Saint James
, was starring in Kate & Allie
(1984), and Ebersol promised her that he would work from home while she worked on her show. Lorne Michaels
was persuaded to rejoin the show, and has produced it ever since. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett's divorce
Julia Roberts said that the turning point in their marriage was when she realized that she was Julia Roberts and that she was married to Lyle Lovett.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more