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>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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Did You Know?
Despite the show's core theme of live comedy, on a few rare occasions, stand-up segments weren't truly "live", but broadcast on a seven second tape delay: December 13, 1975 (Richard Pryor
), November 15, 1986 (Sam Kinison
), and May 12, 1990 (Andrew Dice Clay
), each time to allow censoring any "accidental" expletives. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Good evening. I'm Lawrence Flyshacker, and welcome to, "The Real Story." Tonight we continue our series on the U.S. Presidents. You know history often whitewashes itself? For example, for years it was thought that Thomas Jefferson was a man, and that his wife slept around... whereas we now know the opposite to be true. Tonight we'll go behind another of history's myths to learn, "The Real Story."
[Lincoln enters Ford's Theatre box, loudly and apparently drunk
Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me! ...
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more