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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, a frequent guest host, auditioned for the show in 1980, when he was starting out as an actor. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[picture of Vice Presidential Candidate Dan Quayle
What's the difference between these two spherical objects? Eventually, the one on the left will have a light in it.
[laughter and applause, some ooohs
[turns to camera
Sorry, Dan-o, you make it too damn easy.
In a Nat X sketch, Chris Rock's character Nat X says a line that's edited a little when aired on TV but is unedited on the home video release. The line goes: "I've seen more action in a Cambodian Whorehouse." When aired on Comdy Central, the Cambodian part is bleeped out. When aired on NBC both Cambodian and Whorehouse are bleeped. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more