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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
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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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Season 45 Premiere


Saturday, September 28

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Paul Rudd hosts and DJ Khaled is the musical guest.


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Won 66 Primetime Emmys. Another 81 wins & 413 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 / ... 383 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 326 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

NBC | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SNL 25 See more »

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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?
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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 Yesterday (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore
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Your TV's on and off relationship!
13 July 2002 | by TheMan3051See all my reviews

I like to describe this show like a on and off relationship because one year this show is funny and the next it sucks and it's like that year after year. Still it always manages to make you laugh and it has been the breakthrough show for some of the greatest comedians of all-time.


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