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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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 Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2012
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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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A total of six presidential candidates have hosted the show: Ralph Nader hosted in 1977, nineteen years before being the Green nominee in 1996; George McGovern hosted in 1984, twelve 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; and Donald J. Trump hosted twice, in 2004 and the year before becoming the 2016 Republican nominee. Additionally, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Steve Forbes all hosted around the time they ran in the primaries but none received their party's nomination, while Rudy Giuliani hosted in 1997, eleven years before he unsuccessfully ran for the 2008 Republican nomination. See more »

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

Quotes

Norm Macdonald: The Rolling Stones reunited for a twenty-fifth anniversary tour last week. Keith Richards said that he's happy to continue to do what he's been doing for the past twenty-five years: cheating death.
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Referenced in That '70s Show: Hyde Gets the Girl (2001) See more »

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(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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A love/hate relationship with a classic
22 November 2000 | by See 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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