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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.
Take a look back at the stars who passed on a starring role and some memorable moments through the years.
While most of the musical performances on the show are live, a few were lip-synced, and several were taped in advance. The first lip-sync was ABBA on November 15, 1975. The first advance performance was Carly Simon on May 8, 1976, because she was nervous about singing in front of a live audience. On the October 23, 2004 episode, Ashlee Simpson revealed that she was lip-syncing during her second performance, when the same vocal track for her first performance was accidentally replayed. An embarrassed Simpson walked off the stage, and the show quickly cut to commercial.
George H.W. Bush:
You always were a little bit slow. The doctors call it dyslexia. But when you were younger we just called it retardation...
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs.
Two more sketches of Chris Rock's were edited for TV and not for video. For example, the "Russell Simmonds' Def Emergency Room Jam" has all the bad words bleeped, on NBC the part where the doctor (Chris) yells "Breathe nigga!" three times changed to one. When released to video on THE BEST OF CHRIS ROCK, the only edited parts are the bad words bleeped, but when released under THE BAD BOYS OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, no bad words are bleeped, except for the f-word. In the other one, "Russell Simmonds Def Magic Show Jam", swear words are all bleeped out. But when released on the home video: THE BAD BOYS OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, all the bad words are intact, except for the f-word. But when the BAD BOYS program aired on TV, the edited version was played.
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