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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In 2001, NBC aired two live 30-minute special episodes in prime time 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 aired during Super Bowl XXXV halftime. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[after the audience groans at a gag on "Weekend Update"
Don't blame me. I just thought of it, wrote it, and delivered it.
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 Shakespeare High
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more