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Saturday Night Live 

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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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Matt Damon hosts, Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus perform.


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Won 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 80 wins & 382 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 / ... 371 episodes, 1995-2018
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 314 episodes, 2003-2018
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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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Taglines:

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NBC's Saturday Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Six presidential candidates have hosted the show. Ralph Nader hosted in 1977, 19 years before becoming the Green nominee in 1996. George McGovern hosted in 1984, 12 years after being the 1972 Democratic nominee. Al Gore hosted in 2002, two years after being the 2000 Democratic nominee. John McCain hosted in 2002, six years before being the 2008 Republican nominee. Roseanne Barr hosted three times in the early 1990s before becoming the 2012 Peace and Freedom nominee. Donald Trump hosted twice, in 2004 and 2015, before becoming the 2016 Republican nominee. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Steve Forbes hosted around the time they ran in the primaries, but none received their party's nomination. Rudy Giuliani hosted in 1997, 11 years before he unsuccessfully ran for the 2008 Republican nomination. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

George H.W. Bush: [during the 1988 Republican Presidential Debate] See, See! That's why people say Bob Dole is mean spirited; because of things like that!
Bob Dole: Now, hold on a minute, Mr. Bush. You know, I know, everyone knows where Bob Dole stands on the issues. I am not mean spirited; and if you call me that again, I'll stick my pen up your ass.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.88 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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horrible leftist propaganda
9 November 2018 | by self_consciousSee all my reviews

This show used to be funny a long time ago. Now it's just pure hate against anything that's common sense. Just propaganda .


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