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Saturday Night Live 

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

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Lorne Michaels
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Won 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 80 wins & 382 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Pardo ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 371 episodes, 1995-2018
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 314 episodes, 2003-2018
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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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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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NBC | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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NBC's Saturday Night See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The first "Weekend Update" anchor, Chevy Chase, has said that he modeled his catchphrase "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" after Eyewitness News (1983) anchor Roger Grimsby's opening line "Good evening, I'm Roger Grimsby, here now the news." Jane Curtin Chase's successor as "Update" anchor, used Grimsby's original intro to open the newscast. On the April 22, 1978 episode, he ended that night's "Update" with Grimsby's closing line, "Hoping your news is good news." See more »

Goofs

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

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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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Alternate Versions

In a Nat X sketch, Chris Rock's character Nat X says a line that's edited a little when aired on TV but is unedited on the home video release. The line goes: "I've seen more action in a Cambodian Whorehouse." When aired on Comdy Central, the Cambodian part is bleeped out. When aired on NBC both Cambodian and Whorehouse are bleeped. See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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Been a long time since SNL was great
12 November 2018 | by BrianknowsmoviesSee all my reviews

SNL. Used to be an every Saturday night show to watch as a kid with great genre defining talent with both the superb writers and ad lib capable actors who were almost all worthy of having their own shows after.

Started with the likes of Candy, Chase, Murphy, Belushi and kept on being great with Ferrel, Farley, Carvey, Myers ...but soon after the turn of the century I struggle to think of any names and would need the internet to tell me anyone else who was on there other than maybe remembering one of the non-comedian guests who might have had a show and I MIGHT tune in for those segments.

Writing is now more PC and the party-fueled creativity is gone...it now seems too corporate controlled and they can only think of how to make political jokes of republicans..although some likenesses are good and well done...it just gets old and overdone and the show doesn't have the magic it used to. Times have changed I guess and the show is more about having some guest on to help plug whatever movie show they are on or pushing corporate sponsored political ideology.

They would have to loosen the reigns and run things like they used to to usher in new era but the times may be too PC for a show like this to be as successful and culturaly relevant like it used to be. Used to be a 10, now a 3.


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