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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After being a very successful ensemble player on Saturday Night Live; Jan Hooks followed up that major success with this slight one; playing one of the supporting characters on Designing Women for two years. After that she did a couple parts here and there, and then dropped out of showbiz altogether; before dying relatively young in 2014. Tina Fey spoke out about Jan Hooks at the time; about the tragedy of her potential not being realized:' "It made me sad when she passed, and it made me mad at the time how available she was," Fey said. "Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career. Certainly as big as Rob Schneider's fucking career. She was a bigger star on S.N.L."' See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Actor Christian Slater was let out of prison for one night to attend the premiere of his new movie Hard Rain. Fifteen minutes into the film, Mr. Slater asked to be escorted back to prison.
Edited into two different forms: Half-hour formats which aired in primetime during the late 1970's, and entire 90-minute episodes edited to one hour for syndicated broadcast and later airing on Comedy Central. See more
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Composed by Howard Shore See more