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>
It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977)
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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
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" opening line
Good evening. I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more