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Saturday Night Live 

AL | | 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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Series cast summary:
Don Pardo ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett Lenny Pickett ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2018
Darrell Hammond ...  Various / ... 373 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 316 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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USA

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English

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11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

In 2011, Darrell Hammond revealed that he initially opposed the idea of impersonating John McCain. Hammond's father, a World War II veteran, had been severely traumatized by his war experiences. Hammond felt that poking fun at a former prisoner-of-war would be in poor taste. 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: [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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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 »

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This show has been on for over thirty years
31 August 2006 | by aemmeringSee all my reviews

And it needs to go away. Not that it hasn't produced introduced some great comic talents to the screen (everybody knows who they are). Nobody, no team of writers can keep up the momentum for that long. I know, I know, they aren't the same writers from year to year (but how do we really know, huh?) The first five years were great -I'm old enough to remember that,too), but the whole enterprise seems to be sliding inexorably towards repetition, excessive focus on politics (save that for Jon Stewart, that's his business), and endless self congratulation. SNL, you've made your contribution, now step aside and let somebody else take center stage.

BTW, some recent comedy sketches have been so awful, they make MAD TV's stuff look sophisticated-and that's bad news! Also, I've always felt this show to be a bit shrill and overly self-congratulatory. If the SNF writers want clever stuff about politics, they should look up the Colbert Report--at least you can figure out what that character is, and what he's talking about (also, he enunciates accurately too).


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