Saturday Night Live

Saturday 11:30 PM on NBC Premiered Oct 11, 1975 In Season



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"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Conan O'Brien, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, David Spade, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, and Kristen Wiig got their start from Saturday Night Live. SNL is still unique amongst other sketch shows because of the fact that it has always been live. Also known as: "NBC's Saturday Night" from October 11, 1975 to July 31, 1976. "Saturday Night" from September 18, 1976 to March 19, 1977. "Saturday Night Live" since March 26, 1977. "Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow!"


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  • A night with the Zombies!

    In its forty-first year, SNL is really showing its age. And it is not aging well! It seems as though the really creative types have abandoned the show for less-restrictive pastures. And miring the show in predictable layers of political correctness keeps the subject matter directed into a boring, would-be-approved-by-the-Bolsheviks format. Whatever happened to the serendipitous irreverence that made SNL somewhat of a comedic legend? And a fifty minute show stretched into ninety minutes by padding the thing with forty minutes of commercials makes the experience a tiring, devoid of humor, almost annoying grind. Host, Miley Cyrus was apparently chosen for her reputation of someone unpredictable, but last night, she was rather wooden, uninspired, and lacking in entertainment value. Apparently, her fifteen minutes of fame has already passed. If last night's performance is any indication of her future, RIP her career. And while I understand that we are moving into an election period, being constantly bombarded with the message that any candidate who is not Hillary Clinton is ridiculous got tiring after multiple variations. Neither the cast, writers, or aged format give any compelling reason for the continuation of the show, which has now come full circle into fulfilling is old (but then incorrect) claim of not being ready for prime time - or now, any other time. Everything has a beginning and ending. And if it's time to go, better go with grace sooner than sticking around too long for a cancellation!moreless
  • SNL has become a Politically Correct platform for Social Justice Warriors - Unfunny and uninspired

    Watching the April 11th show was a painful exercise in Politically Correct humor - if the humour wasn't about Feminism or LGBT issues, it was all about the race, the race with no humor. It was like a group of first year liberal arts college students took over the show at the expense of all that is funny.

    Previously complaints were lodged about the lack of black performers. Now there are 5 black cast members and the host Taraji P. Henson was also Afro American. I have no issue with this but almost every joke and skit was about being black and how white people are bad. It was unrelenting and more importantly, it just wasn't funny.

    Opening Hillary Skit: Bill Clinton mentions how he will be "bigger and blacker"

    Taraji P. Henson monologue: Describes how white people finally know who she is - performance turns into a black gospel rave up

    Depends Commercial: Making fun of old white men

    Home 2 Preview - Hip Hop/Rap Voice Actors - all black

    Game of Thrones - South Central kingdom added - all black

    Weekend Update: 5 News Items about black/white race relations

    Hollywood Game Night: Rapper "Common" talks about black struggle - "Wanda Sykes" complains about the white host.

    How 2 Dance with Janelle: Black host makes fun of how white people can't dance.

    Sesame Street: "Cookie" black woman keeps it real with characters and turns Elmo into a fur coat (this skit was pretty funny).

    Cinema Classics: Black woman attempts to join white woman baseball team.

    Connectatron: Mavis black woman with attitude takes overmoreless
  • Too Far

    I just turned off SNL for the first time in my life. Your cold-hearted, humorized account of 150 passengers on a plane being murdered by a suicidal pilot is just too much. It's just too much for me to accept that you would wish to poke fun (fun) of families who are without multiple members due to the mental illness of another. How can you make light of this? You are all callus.moreless

    I would like to see Cheech and Chong do the news and host your show
  • Huh, so this:

    "Woody Harrelson. 2014


    By norinedegraaghowes, Jan 04, 2015

    Was just watching it and found it in very poor taste when they spoke of green house effects to the earth. Then had a polar bear standing on a small piece of ice and then yell out sooner. The whole show made me gringe nothing like the old Saturday night live"

    is more offensive than the word association between Chevy Chase and guest Richard Pryor in the Job Interview:


    Chevy: "Negro?"

    Rich: "Whitey"

    Chevy: "Tar baby"

    Rich: "Ol Fay"

    Chevy: "Colored?"

    Rich: "Red Neck!"

    Chevy: "Jungle Bunny"

    Rich: "PECKERWOOD"

    Chevy: "Burr Head!"

    Rich: "CRACKUH!"

    Chevy: "Spear Chucker"

    Rich: "White Trash!"

    Chevy: "JUNGLE BUNNY!"

    Rich: "Honky!"

    Chevy: "SPADE!"

    Rich: "Honky-honky!"

    Chevy: "NIGER"

    Rich: "DEAD Honky!"

    the skit rails off from there

    SO which is more offensive to you? Something from the good Ol days of SNL or a little Global Warming piss?

    And, way off the mark here: "Michael Che's smug, angry black-man demeanor " smug? angry? Not once does he portray these traits, wow.moreless
  • HE'S BACK!

    Tracy Morgan Is Returning to TV to Host Saturday Night Live

    The 41st season will also feature hosting stints from Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer.


    Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special: The Best and Worst Moments

    Three and a half hours, some laughs, and a whole lotta clips.

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    Satire, frat guy humor, ensemble cast, feel good comedy, improvisational