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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 78 Primetime Emmys. Another 100 wins & 473 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
The Saturday Night Live Band The Saturday Night Live Band ...  Themselves 441 episodes, 1976-2021
Don Pardo ...  Self - Announcer / ... 705 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Self - Bandleader / ... 62 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 410 episodes, 1995-2021
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 358 episodes, 2003-2021
Seth Meyers ...  Weekend Update Anchor / ... 254 episodes, 2001-2018
Fred Armisen ...  Various / ... 221 episodes, 2002-2020
G.E. Smith ...  Self - Bandleader / ... 169 episodes, 1979-2000
Bobby Moynihan ...  Various / ... 193 episodes, 2008-2017
Tim Meadows ...  Various / ... 188 episodes, 1991-2005
Kate McKinnon ...  Various / ... 184 episodes, 2012-2021
Aidy Bryant ...  Various / ... 179 episodes, 2012-2021
Cecily Strong ...  Various / ... 179 episodes, 2012-2021
Jason Sudeikis ...  Various / ... 163 episodes, 2003-2020
Kevin Nealon ...  Various / ... 173 episodes, 1986-2001
Maya Rudolph ...  Various / ... 148 episodes, 2000-2020
Bill Hader ...  Various / ... 162 episodes, 2005-2020
Tom Davis ...  Various / ... 24 episodes, 1975-2003
Horatio Sanz ...  Various / ... 156 episodes, 1998-2011
Will Forte ...  Various / ... 155 episodes, 2002-2016
Beck Bennett ...  Various / ... 158 episodes, 2013-2021
Kyle Mooney ...  Various / ... 158 episodes, 2013-2021
Phil Hartman ...  Various / ... 156 episodes, 1985-2014
Colin Jost ...  Weekend Update Anchor / ... 145 episodes, 2006-2021
Tina Fey ...  Weekend Update Anchor / ... 127 episodes, 1998-2020
Amy Poehler ...  Various / ... 145 episodes, 2001-2020
Tracy Morgan ...  Various / ... 142 episodes, 1996-2019
Chris Kattan ...  Various / ... 145 episodes, 1996-2012
Chris Parnell ...  Various / ... 145 episodes, 1998-2012
Vanessa Bayer ...  Various / ... 149 episodes, 2010-2017
Rachel Dratch ...  Various / ... 136 episodes, 1999-2020
Al Franken ...  Various / ... 71 episodes, 1975-2004
Will Ferrell ...  Various / ... 143 episodes, 1995-2019
Kristen Wiig ...  Various / ... 139 episodes, 2005-2020
Andy Samberg ...  Various / ... 140 episodes, 2005-2018
Michael Che ...  Weekend Update Anchor / ... 137 episodes, 2014-2021
Pete Davidson ...  Various / ... 137 episodes, 2014-2021
Dana Carvey ...  Various / ... 131 episodes, 1986-2018
Jimmy Fallon ...  Various / ... 122 episodes, 1998-2020
Taran Killam ...  Various / ... 128 episodes, 2010-2016
Jay Pharoah ...  Various / ... 128 episodes, 2010-2016
Ana Gasteyer ...  Various / ... 119 episodes, 1996-2020
Molly Shannon ...  Various / ... 119 episodes, 1995-2020
David Spade ...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1990-2010
Mike Myers ...  Various / ... 117 episodes, 1989-2015
Victoria Jackson ...  Various / ... 113 episodes, 1986-1992
Lorne Michaels ...  Self / ... 5 episodes, 1975-2019
Dennis Miller ...  Weekend Update Anchor / ... 111 episodes, 1985-1991
Garrett Morris ...  Various / ... 107 episodes, 1975-2004
Nasim Pedrad ...  Various / ... 108 episodes, 2009-2018
Jane Curtin ...  Various / ... 107 episodes, 1975-1980
Laraine Newman ...  Various / ... 107 episodes, 1975-1980
Gilda Radner ...  Various / ... 107 episodes, 1975-2014
Leslie Jones ...  Various / ... 103 episodes, 2014-2019
Jan Hooks ...  Various / ... 98 episodes, 1986-2014
Chris Farley ...  Various / ... 101 episodes, 1990-1997
Jon Lovitz ...  Various / ... 92 episodes, 1985-2020
Robert Smigel ...  Various Voices / ... 72 episodes, 1985-2011
Cheri Oteri ...  Various / ... 99 episodes, 1995-2014
Dan Aykroyd ...  Various / ... 89 episodes, 1975-2013
Mikey Day ...  Various / ... 95 episodes, 2014-2021
Norm MacDonald ...  Various / ... 96 episodes, 1993-2009
Adam Sandler ...  Various / ... 91 episodes, 1990-2020
Alex Moffat ...  Various / ... 95 episodes, 2016-2021
Melissa Villaseñor ...  Various / ... 95 episodes, 2016-2021
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney, from the comedy troupe "The Kids In the Hall," wrote and performed for the show after The Kids in the Hall (1988) ended production. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

George W. Bush: I'm gonna be around for a long time. On the job, making the tough decisions 24/7. That's 24 hours a week, 7 months a year.
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Alternate Versions

As of 2019, hour-long reruns from most eras of the show are played most Saturdays during the time of the regular season at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. These versions have one musical performance instead of two, and a few sketches per episode from the original airing are taken out of these broadcasts. Also, approximately half of "Weekend Update" is removed so that an episode can air in one hour. There is a title screen before the cold open that reads "This episode, featuring host [NAME] and musical guest [NAME], originally aired on [MONTH DAY, YEAR], as part of SNL's [number] season. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monster Squad: The Astrologer (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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User Reviews

A love/hate relationship with a classic
22 November 2000 | by 23skidoo-4See all my reviews

An earlier reviewer said this show sucks and that the "new cast" is terrible. What is interesting about SNL is how whenever there is a changeover of cast, it has become almost a tradition to hate the newcomers. In truth, however, many of the episodes that have aired in recent years -- even since the 1998 review I refer to -- have now come to be considered classics. And the cast members so many of us hated at first are now often seen in a favorable light alongside the "classic" cast of the late 1970s. And what cannot be denied is no TV program in history has been such a fertile breeding ground for future stars. Just look at the cast list and be amazed.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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Color

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4:3
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