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>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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Did You Know?
Executive Producer Dick Ebersol
left the show in 1985 to be a stay-at-home father to his children. His wife, Susan Saint James
, was starring in Kate & Allie
(1984), and Ebersol promised her that he would work from home while she worked on her show. Lorne Michaels
was persuaded to rejoin the show, and has produced it ever since. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Hey, if you were a hot dog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
I don't know.
Don't jerk me around, Norm, it's a simple question. A baby could answer it. If you were a hot dog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
I guess so.
Oh, you made a wise choice, my friend.
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
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more