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The NBC network's long running sketch comedy series and springboard for numerous writing and performing talents.

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Do you have to be well versed in Mighty Mouse to understand Andy Kaufman's infamous SNL skit?

Andy Kaufman did a skit on the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live on October 11, 1975. Kaufman was virtually unknown at the time. This was before his Taxi fame and his other infamous ...
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On SNL, has a musical guest been guest host under another name before Season 43 Episode 19?

Season 43, Episode 19 of Saturday Night Live was billed as Guest Host: Donald Glover and Musical Guest: Childish Gambino. But Donald Glover is Childish Gambino. Or at the very least, he's the lead ...
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Are guest hosts paid for being on Saturday Night Live (SNL)?

I realize that hosts on SNL are often there to plug whatever project they're working on. But unlike going on a talk show for 15 minutes, it's a much bigger multi-day commitment with practices, ...
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Was the cowbell homage to Christopher Walken?

In the movie The Jungle Book (2016), there is a scene where Mowgli meets King Louis (voiced by Christopher Walken) in the temple. Just before Louis comes out, Mowgli picks up a cowbell and makes some ...
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Has Stephen Colbert ever been on Saturday Night Live (SNL)?

Whether in character, out of character, or portraying other characters (either as real-world self or while 'in character' subsequently portraying those characters), has US comedian Stephen Colbert ...
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Which came first - Chef's Chocolate Salty, or Schweddy Balls?

I don't know that these dates are accurate, but per this discussion forum, the release dates for Chef's "Chocolate Salty Balls" from Soth Park and "Schweddy Balls" from Saturday Night Live were: ...
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Why would Pee Wee Herman and President Reagan say "Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho" or similar?

Pee-wee Herman and Jambi say "Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho" in "Jambese" (first video, found in Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho; Scene from The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981), and President Reagan says ...
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Who likes to bite the big one?

There's a classic Saturday Night Live sketch which features the Conehead family participating in the popular game show "Family Feud." One of the questions is "Name something people like to bite," and ...
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Why does the cast appear on stage at the end of every episode?

At the conclusion of every episode of Saturday Night Live, the entire cast, including any special guests and the musical guest, appears on stage while the host thanks the cast and crew and says ...
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Did Michael Che really negotiate "four N words" for the 2018/19 season of SNL? He was not free to use the word whenever he saw fit?

At 00:59 in the 2018 SNL clip Weekend Update: Really!?! with Seth Meyers, Colin Jost and Michael Che - SNL Michael Che begins a joke with: You know, I negotiated four N words this season in my new ...
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Has SNL had any writer on to perform beside William S. Burroughs?

This New Yorker article entitled The Outlaw The extraordinary life of William S. Burroughs wrote: But Burroughs liked his own growing fame. He gave readings to full houses. Appearances on “Saturday ...
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