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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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Won 58 Primetime Emmys. Another 71 wins & 349 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
...  Various / ... 362 episodes, 1995-2018
...  Various / ... 305 episodes, 2003-2018
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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. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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NBC's Saturday Night  »

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During the initial 1975-76 season, the series was first titled "Saturday Night" as "Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell" aired earlier in the evening on ABC, but was cancelled after the first season. See more »

Goofs

...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more »

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Norm Macdonald: A new medical report says that drug use is up in high school students.
[Norm holds up a handful of money]
Norm Macdonald: [slyly] Don't I know it?
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Referenced in Farscape: Bad Timing (2003) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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The First Five Years Will Always the Classic Years
11 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The first five years of S.N.L. will always be the "golden era" of this show. Belushi, Akroyd, Chase, Curtain, Newman, Morris, Radner and Radner will always represent an era when some of the best comedic talent of the 1970's were all on one show and as a springboard for greatness. However, once the original cast was gone the show went in decline for me. Even though talents like Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscapo, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Martin Short and Billy Crystal became big stars as a result of being on the show, the magic that the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players will never be duplicated. They made Saturday nights worth staying at home.


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