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>
And now, from New York, the most dangerous city in America, it's Saturday Night Live. (seventh season)
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Did You Know?
Executive producer Dick Ebersol
left the show in 1985 in order to be a stay-at-home father to his children. His wife, Susan Saint James
, was starring in Kate & Allie
(1984) and Ebersol promised her that he would work from home while she worked on her show. Lorne Michaels
was persuaded to rejoin the show and has produced it ever since. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
Do you know what these are, boys and girls? These are drums. Do you know where drums come from? They come from Africa.
[Sits down, begins playing and singing
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight...
This is how you answer a phone in my neighborhood. WHAT IS IT? LOUD? NAH, THAT AIN'T LOUD; THIS IS LOUD!
[Blows a whistle into the phone, sits down and begins playing the drums again
[Beating on the door
Robinson! Robinson! I told you to stop beatin' them drums!