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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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Scarlett Johansson hosts for the fifth time alongside musical guest and Grammy winner, Lorde.


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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
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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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As of 2013, nine cast members have been born in Canada: Dan Aykroyd, Peter Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, Robin Duke, Martin Short, Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, Norm MacDonald, and Mark McKinney. 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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[on "Weekend Update", the FBI's sketch of the Unabomber is shown]
Norm Macdonald: Earlier this week, the FBI released this sketch of the Unabomber. Shortly afterward, a warrant was issued for the arrest of "Weird Al" Yankovic.
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A love/hate relationship with a classic
22 November 2000 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

An earlier reviewer said this show sucks and that the "new cast" is terrible. What is interesting about SNL is how whenever there is a changeover of cast, it has become almost a tradition to hate the newcomers. In truth, however, many of the episodes that have aired in recent years -- even since the 1998 review I refer to -- have now come to be considered classics. And the cast members so many of us hated at first are now often seen in a favorable light alongside the "classic" cast of the late 1970s. And what cannot be denied is no TV program in history has been such a fertile breeding ground for future stars. Just look at the cast list and be amazed.


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