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>
It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977)
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Did You Know?
When the show first debuted, it did not air every weekend. The news magazine show Weekend
(1974) aired "the first Weekend every month" (except when it was delayed one week for Eric Idle
's first Saturday Night Live appearance). See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on the new TV ratings system affecting SNL
There was a time where I would have condemned this ratings system as censorship. But I have children. Two adorable boys. And frankly, I don't want them watching this crap.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more