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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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Hosted by Amy Schumer. Musical guest is Kacey Musgraves.


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Does not include musical performances or sketches containing licensed music. America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 43rd season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This ...


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Won 58 Primetime Emmys. Another 71 wins & 365 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
...  Various / ... 362 episodes, 1995-2018
...  Various / ... 305 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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Alec Baldwin is the first non-cast member to play Donald J. Trump in a sketch. See more »

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Stuart Smalley: ...because I'm good enough, smart enough, and - doggone it - people like me!
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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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I'm done.
24 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm politically leftward and these days *I* find snl unwatchable. It's basically Democratic Party propaganda pretending to be comedy. Kate McKinnon singing Leonard Cohen's "Halleluiah" and that "To Sir, With Love" number after last year's election were very clear messages of what the show has become. It used to be much more balanced - and funny! If you doubt me, watch all those debate parodies they did in the 1988 election season. And — as with every other live show now — the studio audience is far too loud and screamy. And the enthusiasm they show makes no sense with what's on stage. Are they all given cocaine at 11:29?

Another reviewer described snl as a bank that's "too big to fail". I agree. No matter how bad it gets, it'll never go away. Fortunately we the audience can go away, and I finally have.

(p.s. IMDb rates this show an 8.2, but notice how all the recent reviews are only one star. I think that tells you something.)


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