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.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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Did You Know?
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
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[after the audience groans at a gag on "Weekend Update"
Don't blame me. I just thought of it, wrote it, and delivered it.
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
Spoofed in Veep: Alicia
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more