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>
It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977)
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Did You Know?
Musical Director Lenny Pickett has been the tenor sax soloist on the opening theme since the beginning of the 1985-1986 season. During that time, he has never missed one episode. His fellow Musical Director, L. Leon Pendarvis, has been in the house band since the 1980-1981 season, and may possibly be the musician with the longest tenure in a television show band ever. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett's divorce
Julia Roberts said that the turning point in their marriage was when she realized that she was Julia Roberts and that she was married to Lyle Lovett.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more