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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 90 wins & 429 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 / ... 394 episodes, 1995-2020
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 337 episodes, 2003-2020
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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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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

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 of Aerosmith sang "feedin' that fuckin' monkey on my back" during their performance. In 1994, Michael Stipe of R.E.M. 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 of Metallica 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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

["Weekend Update" closing line]
Kevin Nealon: I'm Kevin Nealon and that's news to me.
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Alternate Versions

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 »


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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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