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.
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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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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, Leon Pendarvis
, has been in the house band since the 1980-1981 season, and may be the musician with the longest tenure in a television show band. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Now, I think the deficit is like a crazy old aunt that lives in the cellar: everybody knows she's down there, but nobody wants to talk about her. Well, I say bring her on up and give the bitch a good hosing.
As of 2019, hour-long reruns from all eras of the show are played most Saturdays in the 10:00 p.m. time slot on NBC. These versions have one musical performance instead of two, and a few sketches per episode from the original airing are taken out of these broadcasts. Also, approximately half of "Weekend Update" is removed so that an episode can air in one hour. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more