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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There have been 6 people named "Chris" in the cast of SNL: Chris Rock (16-18), Chris Farley (16-20), Chris Elliott (20), Chris Kattan (21-28), Chris Parnell (24-31), and Chris Redd (43-present). There has also been a Christopher: Christopher Guest (10). There has also been a Christine: Christine Ebersole (7). See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
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Good evening, this is the fake news.
In the United Kingdom the early 1990s, to tie-in with the release of the big-screen Wayne's World movie, various Wayne's World segments of Saturday Night Live, were packaged into a series of 10 minute shows, broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 6:50p.m. on BBC2. As Saturday Night has never been shown on terrestrial UK TV, the film and these short episodes were the first time most UK audiences had seen Wayne and Garth. See more
Referenced in MADtv: Episode #5.7
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Composed by Howard Shore See more