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.
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?
According to Norm MacDonald
, he copied the premise for "Celebrity Jeopardy" from the SCTV Network
(1981) recurring sketch "Half Wits". MacDonald waited for SCTV cast member Martin Short
to host the show, so that he could ask permission to use the idea. Short got permission from Eugene Levy
, who wrote the original sketch. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Jackie Rogers Jr.
This is the most effective memory enhancement drug on the market. It'll improve your short-term memory. It'll improve your long-term memory. And most of all, it'll improve your short-term memory.
In the United Kingdom the early 1990s, to tie-in with the release of the big-screen Wayne's World movie, various Wayne's World segments of Saturday Night Live, were packaged into a series of 10 minute shows, broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 6:50p.m. on BBC2. As Saturday Night has never been shown on terrestrial UK TV, the film and these short episodes were the first time most UK audiences had seen Wayne and Garth. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more