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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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Won 58 Primetime Emmys. Another 72 wins & 374 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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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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NBC's Saturday Night  »

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In October 1980, Lorne Michaels and most of the original cast members, who had since left the show, reunited to put together a special that would parody the upcoming Presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The special was to air live on November 1, 1980. A few days before the special was to air, Carter and Reagan decided to do another televised debate on November 1. Live coverage of the debate forced NBC to reschedule. NBC offered Michaels the chance to do the special the following week. He refused because it would have been after the election, and the material would no longer be topical. See more »

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

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Mrs. T.: [Commercial for Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix]
[shouting]
Mrs. T.: 'scuse me! It's me and my husband, Mr. T for Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix!I pity the fool how doesn't use it! I'll kill him to death, but I'll pity him first!
Mr. T.: I pity the foo'!
Mrs. T.: First, take some vodka! Then add Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix! Then drink it! That's bad! Grrrr! So get Mr. and Mrs. T's Bloody Mary Mix!
Mr. T.: Buy it or I'll kill ya!
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Referenced in Mork & Mindy: Little Orphan Morkie (1980) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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A love/hate relationship with a classic
22 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

An earlier reviewer said this show sucks and that the "new cast" is terrible. What is interesting about SNL is how whenever there is a changeover of cast, it has become almost a tradition to hate the newcomers. In truth, however, many of the episodes that have aired in recent years -- even since the 1998 review I refer to -- have now come to be considered classics. And the cast members so many of us hated at first are now often seen in a favorable light alongside the "classic" cast of the late 1970s. And what cannot be denied is no TV program in history has been such a fertile breeding ground for future stars. Just look at the cast list and be amazed.


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