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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
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 68 wins & 342 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2012
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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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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Lorne Michaels wanted Laura Kightlinger to co-anchor with Norm MacDonald on Weekend Update, but MacDonald adamantly refused work with another anchor. Steve Martin convinced Michaels that MacDonald should work alone. 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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Kevin Nealon: [adding onto a report on the Weekend Update] ... and in addition, two plus two equals four.
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Featured in I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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A love/hate relationship with a classic
22 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

An earlier reviewer said this show sucks and that the "new cast" is terrible. What is interesting about SNL is how whenever there is a changeover of cast, it has become almost a tradition to hate the newcomers. In truth, however, many of the episodes that have aired in recent years -- even since the 1998 review I refer to -- have now come to be considered classics. And the cast members so many of us hated at first are now often seen in a favorable light alongside the "classic" cast of the late 1970s. And what cannot be denied is no TV program in history has been such a fertile breeding ground for future stars. Just look at the cast list and be amazed.


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