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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Did You Know?
Studio 8H, where this show is broadcast, is not connected to the GE Building (NBC Studios) at Rockefeller Center, but is suspended by wires from the next floor. Arturo Toscanini
, director of the NBC Orchestra, performed on radio from studio 8H, and didn't want vibrations from the subway to disturb his radio broadcasts. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
["Weekend Update" opening line
Good evening. I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.
Appears in truncated form on Comedy Central. See more
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more