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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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Season 44 Premiere


Saturday, September 29

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Saturday, May 19

Does not include musical performances or sketches containing licensed music. America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 43rd season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This ...


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Won 63 Primetime Emmys. Another 75 wins & 368 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 / ... 362 episodes, 1995-2018
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 305 episodes, 2003-2018
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Storyline

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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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NBC | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NBC's Saturday Night See more »

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Andy Kaufman was banned from the show after viewers voted him off by calling a pay-per-call 1-900 number. The phone-in vote was Kaufman's idea. The bad publicity caused Kaufman to lose club dates. Executive Producer Dick Ebersol promised Kaufman that he would have him back on the show at a later date. Kaufman died two years later. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

["Weekend Update" opening line]
Chevy Chase: Good evening. I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.
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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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Overrated.
7 March 2016 | by jacobjohntaylor1See all my reviews

For the very few sketches that are funny can not make up for all the sketches they have to are awful. This is not good. It never was good. And it never will be good. 99% of the time it is not funny at all.It does not deserve 8.2. I do not how I got away with being so bad for such a long time. People just like to laugh. They like to so mush you not have to be that funny to make people laugh. This show is very badly written. Very rare for it to be funny. It can not make up for all the times it is not. This show is pooh pooh and it needs to be cancelled. I can not believe people think this show is funny. Pooh pooh, pooh pooh. Very stinky pooh pooh.


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