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>
It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977)
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Did You Know?
In 2001, NBC aired two live thirty-minute special episodes in primetime slots, to fill airtime. Jennifer Lopez
, who was hosting the regular show that week, made a cameo in the second special. In 2003, a live "Weekend Update" special was aired during Super Bowl XXXV halftime. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" opening
Good evening, this is the fake news.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more