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.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Playwright Garrett Morris
was originally hired as a writer. His sketches that were deemed too long and dramatic. Chevy Chase
suggested that he join the cast as a performer instead. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Wayne's World. Wayne's World. Party time. Excellent.
As of 2019, hour-long reruns from most eras of the show are played most Saturdays during the time of the regular season at 10:00 p.m. 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. There is a title screen before the cold open that reads "This episode, featuring host [NAME] and musical guest [NAME], originally aired on [MONTH DAY, YEAR], as part of SNL's [number] season. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more