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Saturday Night Live 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | TV Series (1975– )
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

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 Himself - Announcer / ... 727 episodes, 1975-2014
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 Himself - Bandleader / ... 416 episodes, 1985-2012
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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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It's "NBC's Saturday Night"! (used until 19 March 1977) See more »

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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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In November 2013, Kenan Thompson stated in a TV Guide interview that the lack of black females in the cast was because "in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready." Jay Pharoah publicly stated that the show was not trying hard enough to find a black female, and recommended Darmirra Brunson. Lorne Michaels acknowledged the controversy, and special auditions were held in December 2013 to find a black female cast member. The candidates were Brunson, Nicole Byer, Gabrielle Dennis, Azie Mira Dungey, Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Jones, Misty Monroe, Beth Payne, Amber Ruffin, Simone Shepherd, LaKendra Tookes, Bresha Webb, and Sasheer Zamata. Zamata was hired to join the cast, while Jones and Tookes were hired as writers. See more »

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

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Norm Macdonald: 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.
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Composed by Howard Shore
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Once funny, now propaganda
6 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

SNL used to be very funny in most of its skits, but now they have pretty much become the anti Trump show with unfunny skits mocking Trump. I hate Trump as much as the next guy, but their political skits which have been occurring non-stop for the past year are no longer the funny balanced political jabs from the 80's, instead, it's just DNC propaganda and insulting Trump in an unfunny way. Just like Seth Myers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, SNL are clearly being told or bribed to spend half the show on Trump and are clearly using a laugh track because they have become so cringy and have turned a once great show into an hour and a half of propaganda.


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