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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Gilda Radner was originally set to be the first female original cast member to host in the 13 season, but her episode was cancelled due to a WGA strike. Radner would never get the opportunity to host due to her declining health during the following season, and her death just before the season finale for season 14. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
George H.W. Bush
[training Dubya on how to speak to the press
Now, son, try it again.
George W. Bush
No, you're giving me a headache! Can I just go get a Pop-Tart?
Episodes were cut into one hour "Best of Saturday Night Live" format for prime time viewing on NBC in the late 1970s. Edited 1-hour episodes from 1975-1980 were sold into syndication, and subsequently, 30 minute episodes sold into syndication and cable (Nick at Nite for a time). The 1980-present episodes were sold to Comedy Central, and then to E! See more
Featured in Ted 2
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more