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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 86 wins & 428 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 / ... 390 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 333 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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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

John Belushi originally did not want to be involved with the show, because he hated television. Michael O'Donoghue persuaded Belushi to audition. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

["Weekend Update" closing line]
Dennis Miller: That's the news, and I am OUTTA HERE.
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Alternate Versions

Edited into two different forms: Half-hour formats which aired in primetime during the late 1970's, and entire 90-minute episodes edited to one hour for syndicated broadcast and later airing on Comedy Central. See more »

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Referenced in SpaceCamp (1986) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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User Reviews

This show is not good
13 August 2005 | by dawgfan1982See all my reviews

I went from being obsessed with this show to wanting to stick a knife in my eye because it is so horrible. I rarely crack a smile when watching this show, which is really depressing because I used to be in stitches. It's way too political now. I'm all for a good political joke every now and again, but it seems like every other sketch has to do with current events and politics. Entertainment is supposed to be a break from reality, not remind you of it.

Lindsay Lohan hosted TWICE last season. I don't want to see that teenage yo-yo twice. And Kate Winslet? She's about as funny as my left ankle, plus her accent grates on my nerves. Bring back Walken, or something.

If I ran the show I'd fire everyone except Poehler.

Hate me if you want, but this crap sucks.


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