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)
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... (416 episodes, 1985-2012)
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 Various / ... (335 episodes, 1995-2017)
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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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11 October 1975 (USA)  »

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During the 2016 Presidential election, candidate Donald Trump stated that he would love for Alec Baldwin to play him, and Baldwin stated that he would love to play the role. Once Trump received the Republican nomination, and the general election began, Baldwin did get cast in the role, and continued the character into Trump's actual Presidency as well. However, Trump later stated that he was offended by Baldwin's portrayal, stating that he "stinks", and that the entire show was "boring and unfunny", despite the fact that he had hosted less than a year earlier. He claimed that Baldwin portrayed him as "mean and nasty", which was inaccurate to his real personality. 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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Parent: My kid saw that Tim Allen movie nine times. He loves Santa.
Dan Aykroyd: Kid, let me tell you something. I did time with Tim Allen. He's real people but he's no Santa Claus.
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Connections

Spoofed in 30 Rock: Cutbacks (2009) See more »

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Composed by Howard Shore
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SNL does suck
16 January 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am sick of SNL and their Trump skits... their "bathroom humor skits"... basically they are just plain NOT funny. Any of their political "humor" is no longer funny. We need another Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane Curtain, Rosanna-anna-danna or Dan Akroyd. It hasn't been any good since then. There is no talent on that show anymore. They continually pick on the same celebrities/political figures and are very biased. What happened to all is fair in love and comedy? The show has been around a long time...too long. I think it's time they stopped it now and replaced it with another evening talk show.


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