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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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Lorne Michaels
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Series cast summary:
Don Pardo ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 371 episodes, 1995-2018
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 314 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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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USA

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English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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SNL 25 See more »

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Trivia

Mike Myers' English character Simon was a spoof of the UK television children's series Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (1976). His character of Linda Richman was based on his mother-in-law. See more »

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

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Jimmy Fallon: [as radio DJ] ... and we're back!
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Episodes and skits have been repackaged in many formats for video release, and for special retrospectives aired in prime time. See more »

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Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Cold Open (2006) See more »

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Been a long time since SNL was great
12 November 2018 | by BrianknowsmoviesSee all my reviews

SNL. Used to be an every Saturday night show to watch as a kid with great genre defining talent with both the superb writers and ad lib capable actors who were almost all worthy of having their own shows after.

Started with the likes of Candy, Chase, Murphy, Belushi and kept on being great with Ferrel, Farley, Carvey, Myers ...but soon after the turn of the century I struggle to think of any names and would need the internet to tell me anyone else who was on there other than maybe remembering one of the non-comedian guests who might have had a show and I MIGHT tune in for those segments.

Writing is now more PC and the party-fueled creativity is gone...it now seems too corporate controlled and they can only think of how to make political jokes of republicans..although some likenesses are good and well done...it just gets old and overdone and the show doesn't have the magic it used to. Times have changed I guess and the show is more about having some guest on to help plug whatever movie show they are on or pushing corporate sponsored political ideology.

They would have to loosen the reigns and run things like they used to to usher in new era but the times may be too PC for a show like this to be as successful and culturaly relevant like it used to be. Used to be a 10, now a 3.


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