(October 11, 1975- )
It's been nominated for more than 70 Emmy's
Filmed on location in Studio 8H in Manhattan, New York
Aired over 500 shows
Spawned more than 15 SNL-based character movies
Why Saturday Night Live might be annoying
It brought us Chris Kattan, Joe Piscopo, Jimmy Fallon and Rob Schneider.
Cast members often make horrible movies with the characters they created on the show.
Steve Martin was never officially made a cast member although people think he was.
When Chevy Chase hosted on February 18, 1978, he and Bill Murray got into a fist fight backstage.
After being hired, Eddie Murphy threatened to quit because he felt he wasn't being given enough air-time.
Jim Carrey auditioned for the show in 1980 but was turned down.
John Lennon said that he and Paul McCartney were at his NYC apartment watching SNL when Lorne Michaels made his attempt to bribe them into reuniting on the show. John claimed they seriously considered catching a taxi to the studio and performing but they were 'too tired.'
Sinead O'Connor caused a huge international stir when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II.
Rage Against the Machine's set was cut to one song after they attempted to hang the United States flag upside down.
There's almost always one (or more) weak-link within the cast.
Many skits flop.
It's steadily gone down hill since its debut.
Chris Parnell was fired and then rehired the following season.
Matt LeBlanc is the only Friends actor to not host the show.
They tried to punk Howard Stern by parodying him in a Robert Smigel-produced cartoon.
After firing Norm MacDonald for not being funny enough, he returned a year later to host the show and admitted in his monologue that the show got dumber.
Seven people have fallen to the SNL Curse. They are John Belushi, Andy Kaufman, Gilda Radner, Michael O'Donoghue, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman and Danitra Vance.
The show was put on a 7-second delay twice. Once was when Richard Pryor hosted and the other was when Andrew 'Dice' Clay hosted.
Why Saturday Night Live might not be annoying
It brought us Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and Norm MacDonald.
George Carlin was the first host.
It's been America's highest rated late-night show since 1977.
It spawned many wanna-be weekly variety shows like Larry David's 'Fridays' and MADtv.
They parody everything from presidential campaigns to The Weakest Link to the Blue Öyster Cult recording 'Don't Fear the Reaper.'
Tina Fey is the first female head writer in the show's history.
Drew Barrymore hosted the show at 7 years of age.
Steve Martin, John Goodman, Buck Henry, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Danny DeVito, Elliot Gould, Candice Bergen, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and Paul Simon are all members of the 'Five-Timers Club,' meaning they've hosted the show a minimum of 5 times.
Dana Carvey has said 'Live from New York, it's Saturday Night' more than anyone else and Gerald Ford is the only US President to say it.
Although being around for 25 plus years, the show has only had three directors.
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