The History of Saturday Night Live

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In History
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Lorne%20michaels%201976 Lorne makes NBC's Saturday Night In 1975, Lorne Michaels created the TV show NBC's Saturday Night,
41mb3fjv1xl First Episode Night Live first aired on 11 October 1975 on NBC
Saturday night live chevy chase richard pryor Racist Wor d Association of Saturday Night Live’s first—and best—examples of groundbreaking comedy came in its seventh episode, when Chevy Chase interviewed Richard Pryor for a job. The skit, written by Paul Mooney, has Chase playing a word association game with Pryor, which became increasingly offensive. When Chase said “Negro”, Pryor responded with “Whitey,” and tensions increased as the words grew more terrible. The skit was a great early example of the lengths that SNL will go to both get a laugh and bring up ho
Snl logo 2b178 Name Change In 1977 changed its name to Saturday Night Live.
Chevychase Chevy and Other stars leave the Cast SNL's first "star," Chevy Chase, leaves the show in the second season for Hollywood. Aykroyd and Belushi followed in 1979.
Woody%20allen%20,%20jean%20doumanian%201980%20nyc Lorne Leaves Producer Lorne Michaels leaves the show after the 79-80 season. He was replaced by Jean Doumanian
Imgres Eddie Murphy returns to the cast the addition of Eddie Murphy, the show began to regain some of its strength
Lorne michaels 1976 01 Lorne Returns Michaels rejoined the show as producer in 1985 and oversaw a second classic period of Saturday Night Live.
1274261809 Celebrity Casting Similar to his decision in the mid-1980s to bring in established actors Randy Quaid, Joan Cusack and Robert Downey, Jr., Michaels added Michael McKean, and later Chris Elliott, to the cast.
Chris elliott l 1 McKean and Elliot leave Michael McKean and Chris Elliot both leave at the end of the 1994–1995 season.
Chris farley Chris Farley Dies beloved cast member, Cris Farley dies from drug overdose on December 18, 1997, aged 33.
Tina fey First Female Writer 1999, Tina Fey became the show's first female head writer.
100 digital short snl SNL has its 100th Digital Short