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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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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 / ... 384 episodes, 1995-2019
Kenan Thompson ...  Various / ... 328 episodes, 2003-2019
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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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Comedy | Music

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USA

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English

Release Date:

11 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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SNL 25 See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

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 »

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

Quotes

["Weekend Update" opening]
Norm MacDonald: Good evening, this is the fake news.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in MADtv: Episode #5.7 (1999) See more »

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An Honest Review
20 January 2019 | by generationofswineSee all my reviews

It was good, then it was great, then it was good again and now it stinks.

As of 2018 The edginess is gone. There are no risks in the jokes. They all consist of two things, 1. Trump is bad. and 2. This was a thing, remember it?

Neither of those really work for me. Make fun of Trump all you want, but do it with a punch line. Most of the time they forget the punchline. Simply not liking him is NOT a punchline. You have to exaggerate something, make it satire, mock it in some way. I don't even care if it's a cruel mockery...so long as it doesn't seem like they are just stating an opinion.

Opinions are NOT jokes.

The same thing goes with their "remember this, this was a thing" jokes...

They leave you sitting there waiting for them to say something funny about it. You're with them for a little while, "Yeah I remember it, go on..." then you realize that, no, that was the joke.

That's not a joke, that's just asking me to remember something.

Again, if they had a punch line, if they said something about what they were asking me to remember, then it might be funny...but they don't. The jokes are literally "this was a thing, laugh at it." and that's not funny. It has to be followed up with something.

Like with Trump, an opinion is NOT a joke unless it is followed by something. The same thing with a memory, a memory is NOT a joke in and of itself. They both have to be followed by something


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