Saturday Night Live (or SNL for short) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Premiering on NBC on October 11, 1975 (under the name Saturday Night), the show has been extremely successful, having aired 45+ seasons and becoming a staple of prime time television.

Why it Rocks[edit | edit source]

  1. Hilarious sketches, parody commercials, and characters, including Weekend Updates, Wayne's World, What Up with That, Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood (a parody of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), Coneheads, Celebrity Jeopardy, amongst several others
  2. Competent hosts.
  3. Witty dialogue.
  4. Great musical performances.
  5. Funny and almost accurate impressions.
  6. Several cast members have gone on to have further successful careers.
    • This includes Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Ana Gasteyer, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Chris Kattan, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Amy Pohler, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, Robert Smigel, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, and many more.

Bad Qualities[edit | edit source]

  1. Seasons 6, 11, and 20 were rather abysmal, especially season 6.
  2. Some rather controversial moments, such as Ashlee Simpson being caught lip-syncing or singer Sinéad O' Connor ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II.
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