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>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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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
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
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!
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.
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