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Saturday Night Live 

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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 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 80 wins & 382 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 311 episodes, 2003-2018
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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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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NBC's Saturday Night See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

All of the main cast members of Friends (1994), except Matt LeBlanc, hosted the show. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dennis Miller: [after Jon Lovitz returns to the "Weekend Update" desk to lick his face] Licked by Lovitz... what concentric circle of hell is that?
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Alternate Versions

Singer Sinead O'Connor's controversial performance, where she rips apart a picture of Pope John Paul II, has not been seen since its original airing. In reruns and syndication, the dress rehearsal performance is aired, where O'Connor simply holds up a picture of a third-world child. See more »


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Composed by Howard Shore
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The First Five Years Will Always the Classic Years
11 October 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

The first five years of S.N.L. will always be the "golden era" of this show. Belushi, Akroyd, Chase, Curtain, Newman, Morris, Radner and Radner will always represent an era when some of the best comedic talent of the 1970's were all on one show and as a springboard for greatness. However, once the original cast was gone the show went in decline for me. Even though talents like Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscapo, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Martin Short and Billy Crystal became big stars as a result of being on the show, the magic that the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players will never be duplicated. They made Saturday nights worth staying at home.


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