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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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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 / ... 383 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 326 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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4:3
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In 2015, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked all 141 cast members, with John Belushi at #1 and Robert Downey Jr. at #141. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Stuart Smalley: ...because I'm good enough, smart enough, and - doggone it - people like me!
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Alternate Versions

Edited into two different forms: Half-hour formats which aired in primetime during the late 1970's, and entire 90-minute episodes edited to one hour for syndicated broadcast and later airing on Comedy Central. See more »

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This show has been on for over thirty years
31 August 2006 | by aemmeringSee all my reviews

And it needs to go away. Not that it hasn't produced introduced some great comic talents to the screen (everybody knows who they are). Nobody, no team of writers can keep up the momentum for that long. I know, I know, they aren't the same writers from year to year (but how do we really know, huh?) The first five years were great -I'm old enough to remember that,too), but the whole enterprise seems to be sliding inexorably towards repetition, excessive focus on politics (save that for Jon Stewart, that's his business), and endless self congratulation. SNL, you've made your contribution, now step aside and let somebody else take center stage.

BTW, some recent comedy sketches have been so awful, they make MAD TV's stuff look sophisticated-and that's bad news! Also, I've always felt this show to be a bit shrill and overly self-congratulatory. If the SNF writers want clever stuff about politics, they should look up the Colbert Report--at least you can figure out what that character is, and what he's talking about (also, he enunciates accurately too).


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