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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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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 / ... 383 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 326 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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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

Roseanne Barr and Dwayne Johnson are the only hosts to appear under different names: Roseanne as Roseanne Barr, Roseanne Arnold, and Roseanne and Dwayne Johnson as The Rock and Dwayne Johnson. John Mellencamp is the only musical guest to appear under different names: John Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, and John Mellencamp. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kevin Nealon: [after the audience groans at a gag on "Weekend Update"] Don't blame me. I just thought of it, wrote it, and delivered it.
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Alternate Versions

Two more sketches of Chris Rock's were edited for TV and not for video. For example, the "Russell Simmonds' Def Emergency Room Jam" has all the bad words bleeped, on NBC the part where the doctor (Chris) yells "Breathe nigga!" three times changed to one. When released to video on THE BEST OF CHRIS ROCK, the only edited parts are the bad words bleeped, but when released under THE BAD BOYS OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, no bad words are bleeped, except for the f-word. In the other one, "Russell Simmonds Def Magic Show Jam", swear words are all bleeped out. But when released on the home video: THE BAD BOYS OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, all the bad words are intact, except for the f-word. But when the BAD BOYS program aired on TV, the edited version was played. See more »


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A love/hate relationship with a classic
22 November 2000 | by 23skidoo-4See 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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