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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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Won 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 81 wins & 389 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 / ... 380 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 323 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ross Perot: 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.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Magoo (2012) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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An Honest Review
20 January 2019 | by generationofswineSee all my reviews

It was good, then it was great, then it was good again and now it stinks.

As of 2018 The edginess is gone. There are no risks in the jokes. They all consist of two things, 1. Trump is bad. and 2. This was a thing, remember it?

Neither of those really work for me. Make fun of Trump all you want, but do it with a punch line. Most of the time they forget the punchline. Simply not liking him is NOT a punchline. You have to exaggerate something, make it satire, mock it in some way. I don't even care if it's a cruel mockery...so long as it doesn't seem like they are just stating an opinion.

Opinions are NOT jokes.

The same thing goes with their "remember this, this was a thing" jokes...

They leave you sitting there waiting for them to say something funny about it. You're with them for a little while, "Yeah I remember it, go on..." then you realize that, no, that was the joke.

That's not a joke, that's just asking me to remember something.

Again, if they had a punch line, if they said something about what they were asking me to remember, then it might be funny...but they don't. The jokes are literally "this was a thing, laugh at it." and that's not funny. It has to be followed up with something.

Like with Trump, an opinion is NOT a joke unless it is followed by something. The same thing with a memory, a memory is NOT a joke in and of itself. They both have to be followed by something


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