TV Series | TV-14 | | Comedy, Music
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.
The balcony level studio audience seats in Studio 8H are actually on-loan from Yankees Stadium. New York Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner III loaned them out in 1975, with the assumption that the show wouldn't stay on the air long; they were expected back when the show was cancelled. Since then, NBC has had to pay out annual fines to the city of New York. In addition, any time repair work is needed, repair people are sent directly to the studio to do work there, which is more expensive than taking seats to a repair shop.
Now, I think the deficit is like a crazy old aunt that lives in the cellar: everybody knows she's down there, but nobody wants to talk about her. Well, I say bring her on up and give the bitch a good hosing.
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs.
Episodes were cut into one hour "Best of Saturday Night Live" format for prime time viewing on NBC in the late 1970s. Edited 1-hour episodes from 1975-1980 were sold into syndication, and subsequently, 30 minute episodes sold into syndication and cable (Nick at Nite for a time). The 1980-present episodes were sold to Comedy Central, and then to E!
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