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>
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based the character "Dieter" on a student he met in art school. The real Dieter would often say things like "I once had a course where we had to touch tapioca, styrofoam, and monkeys. Michael, perhaps we can go to the zoo and touch monkeys." This inspired Myers' character constantly saying, "Would you like to touch my monkey?" See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on the new TV ratings system affecting SNL
There was a time where I would have condemned this ratings system as censorship. But I have children. Two adorable boys. And frankly, I don't want them watching this crap.
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