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>
It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977)
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While most of the musical performances on the show are live, a few were lip-synced, and several were taped in advance. The first lip-sync was ABBA
on November 15, 1975. The first advance performance was Carly Simon
on May 8, 1976, because she was nervous about singing in front of a live audience. On the October 23, 2004 episode, Ashlee Simpson
revealed that she was lip-syncing during her second performance, when the same vocal track for her first performance was accidentally replayed. An embarrassed Simpson walked off the stage, and the show quickly cut to commercial. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
George H.W. Bush
[training Dubya on how to speak to the press
Now, son, try it again.
George W. Bush
No, you're giving me a headache! Can I just go get a Pop-Tart?
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
Referenced in Yesterday
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more