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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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Lorne Michaels
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Won 71 Primetime Emmys. Another 90 wins & 428 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Don Pardo ...  Self - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Self - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 401 episodes, 1995-2020
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 344 episodes, 2003-2020
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Wayne Campbell: Wayne's World. Wayne's World. Party time. Excellent.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in King of the Hill: It's Not Easy Being Green (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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Been a long time since SNL was great
12 November 2018 | by BrianknowsmoviesSee all my reviews

SNL. Used to be an every Saturday night show to watch as a kid with great genre defining talent with both the superb writers and ad lib capable actors who were almost all worthy of having their own shows after.

Started with the likes of Candy, Chase, Murphy, Belushi and kept on being great with Ferrel, Farley, Carvey, Myers ...but soon after the turn of the century I struggle to think of any names and would need the internet to tell me anyone else who was on there other than maybe remembering one of the non-comedian guests who might have had a show and I MIGHT tune in for those segments.

Writing is now more PC and the party-fueled creativity is gone...it now seems too corporate controlled and they can only think of how to make political jokes of republicans..although some likenesses are good and well done...it just gets old and overdone and the show doesn't have the magic it used to. Times have changed I guess and the show is more about having some guest on to help plug whatever movie show they are on or pushing corporate sponsored political ideology.

They would have to loosen the reigns and run things like they used to to usher in new era but the times may be too PC for a show like this to be as successful and culturaly relevant like it used to be. Used to be a 10, now a 3.


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Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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