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>
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Beginning in 1995, the Saturday Night Live logo used the abbreviation SNL, which became how the show was known. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on the new TV ratings system affecting SNL
There was a time where I would have condemned this ratings system as censorship. But I have children. Two adorable boys. And frankly, I don't want them watching this crap.
To avoid paying royalties, some syndicated versions remove the musical performances and the mention of the musical guests in the opening credits is also removed. See more
Referenced in Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more