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?
The first "Weekend Update" anchor, Chevy Chase
, has said that he modeled his catchphrase "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" after Eyewitness News
(1968) anchor Roger Grimsby
's opening line "Good evening, I'm Roger Grimsby, here now the news." However, Chase's successor as "Update" anchor, Jane Curtin
, would go on to use Grimsby's original intro to open the newscast, and once, on the April 22, 1978 edition, ended that night's "Update" with Grimsby's closing line, "Hoping your news is good news." See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Good evening. I'm Joe Piscopo. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. We've brought together these three people to share with us their members of the day they learned that President Kennedy had been shot. Jim, let's start with you. What were you doing when you heard President Kennedy had been shot?
Well, I was in college and I was walking across the quad to call and this guy runs up and says 'President Kennedy has been shot', so I...
Wait; how old are ...
Referenced in The Office: Koi Pond
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more