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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Did You Know?
Six presidential candidates have hosted the show. Ralph Nader
hosted in 1977, 19 years before becoming the Green nominee in 1996. George McGovern
hosted in 1984, 12 years after being the 1972 Democratic nominee. Al Gore
hosted in 2002, two years after being the 2000 Democratic nominee. John McCain
hosted in 2002, six years before being the 2008 Republican nominee. Roseanne Barr
hosted three times in the early 1990s before becoming the 2012 Peace and Freedom nominee. Donald Trump
hosted twice, in 2004 and 2015, before becoming the 2016 Republican nominee. Jesse Jackson
, Al Sharpton
, and Steve Forbes
hosted around the time they ran in the primaries, but none received their party's nomination. Rudy Giuliani
hosted in 1997, 11 years before he unsuccessfully ran for the 2008 Republican nomination. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Lighten up, Church Lady. You act like you haven't had your ticket punched since Ike carried his own golf clubs.
Episodes and skits have been repackaged in many formats for video release, and for special retrospectives aired in prime time. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more