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.
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The word "fuck" has been said several times live on the air. George Carlin
hosted the first show, in 1975, and performed "Seven Words You Can't Say on TV.", in 1980, Paul Shaffer
said "fuckin'" instead of "floggin.'" In 1981, Charles Rocket
, said "I'd like to know who the fuck did it" during a "Who Shot JR?" parody. On the same night, Prince
sang the lyric "Fightin' war is such a fuckin' bore." In 1990, singer Morris Day
of The Time said "Where the fuck this chicken come from?" and Steven Tyler
sang "feedin' that fuckin' monkey on my back" during their performance. In 1994, Michael Stipe
sang "Don't fuck with me" and Adam Horovitz
of Beastie Boys
sang "So won't you fuckin' listen" in their performance. In 1997, Norm MacDonald
accidentally said, "The fuck was that?" after flubbing a line during "Weekend Update". James Hetfield
sang "Fuck 'em man, white knuckle tight" during their 1997 performance. In 2009, Jenny Slate
accidentally said, "You know what, you stood up for yourself, and I fuckin love you for that." Kristen Stewart
dropped the F-bomb during her opening monologue when she hosted in 2017. In 2018, during his first sketch, Sam Rockwell
accidentally said, "You can't be this fucking stupid!" See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" closing line
I'm Kevin Nealon and that's news to me.
In a Nat X sketch, Chris Rock's character Nat X says a line that's edited a little when aired on TV but is unedited on the home video release. The line goes: "I've seen more action in a Cambodian Whorehouse." When aired on Comdy Central, the Cambodian part is bleeped out. When aired on NBC both Cambodian and Whorehouse are bleeped. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more