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>
And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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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 the United Kingdom the early 1990s, to tie-in with the release of the big-screen Wayne's World movie, various Wayne's World segments of Saturday Night Live, were packaged into a series of 10 minute shows, broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 6:50p.m. on BBC2. As Saturday Night has never been shown on terrestrial UK TV, the film and these short episodes were the first time most UK audiences had seen Wayne and Garth. See more
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Gross Out
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more