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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.

Creator:

Lorne Michaels
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Saturday, May 18

Paul Rudd hosts and DJ Khaled is the musical guest.


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Saturday, May 11

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2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
Won 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 81 wins & 390 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 / ... 383 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 326 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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Taglines:

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

NBC | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

During the 2007-2008 season, Wyatt Cenac, Jordan Carlos, Donald Glover, and Jordan Peele auditioned to join the cast and play Barack Obama. Fred Armisen, who is not African-American, was cast as Obama. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

George H.W. Bush: [during the 1988 Republican Presidential Debate] See, See! That's why people say Bob Dole is mean spirited; because of things like that!
Bob Dole: Now, hold on a minute, Mr. Bush. You know, I know, everyone knows where Bob Dole stands on the issues. I am not mean spirited; and if you call me that again, I'll stick my pen up your ass.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Version of Saturday Night Live (2009) 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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