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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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Won 71 Primetime Emmys. Another 90 wins & 429 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Pardo ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 396 episodes, 1995-2020
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 339 episodes, 2003-2020
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

NBC | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The Folksmen, a folk music group seen in A Mighty Wind (2003), formed in the mid-1980s when Michael McKean hosted the show, and Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer were cast members. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tim Meadows: Did he say anything about people getting hurt?
Lorne Michaels: He said something after the ratings thing, but I really wasn't listening.
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Alternate Versions

To avoid paying royalties, some syndicated versions remove the musical performances and the mention of the musical guests in the opening credits is also removed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Disaster Show (2007) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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And the big debate is...?
21 August 2000 | by sngbrd39See all my reviews

I started watching SNL about when the current cast (Ferrell, Hammond, etc.) came in, and I don't see why everyone says it sucks. Yes, there are slow sketches, and yes, some performers are sub-par. Every cast can't be the first (Belushi, Aykroyd, etc.), can it? There is almost always at least one sketch in each show that will make me laugh. Usually, there are more than that. On a good night, I'm crying laughing. And for those of you who say the current cast sucks, there are going to be a whole bunch of new people in the 2000-01 season, so maybe you can tune back in and give the new ones a chance.

What I really don't get, though, is why everyone has to be an SNL or Mad TV loyalist. Why isn't there room to like both? I know I do. Most Saturday nights, I'll watch the first half-hour of Mad TV, then flip back and forth between it and SNL for the next half-hour. Call me wishy-washy if you want, but that's just what I think.


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