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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The characters "The Coneheads" were ranked #15 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (August 1, 2004 issue). See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Bobbi and I once faced the terrors of tripping on pot.
As of 2019, hour-long reruns from all eras of the show are played most Saturdays in the 10:00 p.m. time slot on NBC. These versions have one musical performance instead of two, and a few sketches per episode from the original airing are taken out of these broadcasts. Also, approximately half of "Weekend Update" is removed so that an episode can air in one hour. See more
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Composed by Howard Shore See more