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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In 1976, the NBC News election unit used Studio 8H for election coverage. The episodes for October 16, 23, and 30 were made in a Brooklyn studio. The February 20, 1977 episode was performed live in New Orleans on a Sunday. Several episodes in 1984 were produced in RCA Bldg Studios 8G and 3A due to election coverage. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
In health news, scientists have announced the invention of a women's condom. The condom works by fitting snugly over a woman's wine glass.
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
Referenced in Conan: Hooray for Scabies
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Composed by Howard Shore See more