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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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Hosted by Amy Schumer. Musical guest is Kacey Musgraves.


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Does not include musical performances or sketches containing licensed music. America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 43rd season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This ...


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Won 58 Primetime Emmys. Another 71 wins & 365 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) 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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George H.W. Bush: [during the 1988 Republican Presidential Debate] See, See! That's why people say Bob Dole is mean spirited; because of things like that!
Bob Dole: Now, hold on a minute, Mr. Bush. You know, I know, everyone knows where Bob Dole stands on the issues. I am not mean spirited; and if you call me that again, I'll stick my pen up your ass.
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Referenced in Dear White People (2014) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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Once funny, now propaganda
6 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

SNL used to be very funny in most of its skits, but now they have pretty much become the anti Trump show with unfunny skits mocking Trump. I hate Trump as much as the next guy, but their political skits which have been occurring non-stop for the past year are no longer the funny balanced political jabs from the 80's, instead, it's just DNC propaganda and insulting Trump in an unfunny way. Just like Seth Myers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, SNL are clearly being told or bribed to spend half the show on Trump and are clearly using a laugh track because they have become so cringy and have turned a once great show into an hour and a half of propaganda.


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