Knowledge Identifier: $Saturday_Night_Live
Category: Movies & TV
Launched in 1970.
Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (8%), Canada (5%)
Linked to: NBC, American Broadcasting Company, NBCUniversal, American Family Association
Maya Rudolph - "'Maya Khabira Rudolph"' is a U.S. actress, comedian, and singer who rose to prominence as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 2000 to 2007
Howard Cosell - Cosell's national fame was further boosted in the fall of 1975 when "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell" aired on Saturday evenings on ABC
Bill Murray - In 1975, an Off Broadway version of a "Lampoon" show led to his first television role as a cast member of the ABC variety show "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell" that featured animal acts and little kids with loud voices
Richard Pryor - Pryor is one of only three Saturday Night Live hosts to be subjected to a rare 5-second delay for his 1975 appearance
George Carlin - Carlin hosted the premiere broadcast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live", on October 11, 1975, the only episode in which the host did not appear in sketches
Chevy Chase's bumbling impression of then-president Gerald Ford during the 1976 presidential election was cited as an influence on the election, and a quote commonly attributed to 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stating "I can see Russia from my house" was actually spoken by SNL cast member Tina Fey while portraying Palin
Desi Arnaz - To promote his autobiography, "A Book", on February 21, 1976, Arnaz served as a guest host on "Saturday Night Live", with his son, Desi, Jr., appearing
Brian Wilson - Wilson returned to regular stage appearances with the band, alternating between piano and bass and, under Landy's advice, made a solo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in November 1976; producer Lorne Michaels stipulated Wilson's exclusive performance, much to the chagrin of the other Beach Boys
Frank Zappa - In December 1976, Zappa appeared as a featured musical guest on the NBC television show "Saturday Night Live"
Charles Grodin - Aside from his film work, In 1977, Grodin hosted an episode of the NBC sketch show, "Saturday Night Live"
Broderick Crawford - Playing on a stereotype of his famous TV role, he wore the trademark fedora and black suit when he made an appearance as guest host of a 1977 episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" that included a spoof of "Highway Patrol", featuring Dan Aykroyd, a longtime fan of the original show, and one in which he portrayed FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, in a humorous send-up of Hoover's suspect sexuality
Christopher Lee - In 1978, Lee surprised many people with his willingness to go along with a joke by appearing as guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Eric Idle - In 1978, the Rutles' mockumentary film "All You Need Is Cash", a collaboration between Python members and "Saturday Night Live", was aired on NBC television, as written by Idle, with music by Innes
Gary Busey - Busey sang the song "Stay All Night" on "Saturday Night Live" in March 1979, Episode 14, Season 4, and on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in the 1990s
Bill Russell - On November 3, 1979, Russell hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he appeared in several sports-related sketches
Larry David - David became a writer for and cast member of ABC's "Fridays" from 1980 to 1982, and a writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" from 1984 to 1985
Phil Hartman - Hartman became famous in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live"
Charles Rocket - He made his network debut on "Saturday Night Live" in 1980, using the name Charles Rocket
Rosemary Clooney - James Belushi later parodied Clooney and the commercial while as a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s
Eddie Murphy - Murphy first earned attention as a regular actor at "Saturday Night Live" , and was credited with helping revitalize the series during its first true slump in quality in the early 1980s
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - She was one of the regular cast members of "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s
Meat Loaf - On December 5, 1981, Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express were the musical guests for "Saturday Night Live" where he was reunited with fellow "Rocky Horror Picture Show" alum Tim Curry
Andy Breckman - Breckman wrote for "Late Night with David Letterman" from 1982 to 1984, and contributed sketches to "Saturday Night Live" from 1983 to 1996
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Louis-Dreyfus was subsequently a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" from 1982 to 1985, becoming the youngest female cast member in the history of the program at that time
Eddie Murphy - Nolte was scheduled to host the December 11, 1982, Christmas episode of "Saturday Night Live", but became too ill to host, so Murphy took over
Stevie Nicks - Nicks appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 1983, performing "Stand Back" and "Nightbird"
Clara Peller - On April 14, 1984, Peller made an uncredited cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" which was guest hosted that night by 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern
Robert Smigel - Smigel first established himself as a writer on "Saturday Night Live" by joining the writing staff when Lorne Michaels returned as executive producer for the 1985-1986 season
Dana Carvey - In 1986, Carvey became a household name when he joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Jeane Kirkpatrick - In an October 1987 sketch on Saturday Night Live, Kirkpatrick is a contestant on a game show called "Common Knowledge"
Anthony Michael Hall - His next film would be 1988's "Johnny Be Good", in which he worked with Uma Thurman and fellow "Saturday Night Live" cast member Robert Downey, Jr. The film was a critical failure, and some critics panned Hall's performance as a high school football star, claiming that he, the movies' reigning geek, was miscast for the role
Wayne Gretzky - Gretzky hosted the "Saturday Night Live" comedy program in 1989
Ricki Lake - Lake's first talk show was repeatedly featured during the 1990s on "Saturday Night Live," with male cast member Jay Mohr impersonating Lake in drag
Vanilla Ice - In the height of Van Winkle's popularity, SBK licensed a 12" doll which was made by THQ. In January 1991, he was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live"
Kurt Cobain - Around the time of Nirvana's 1992 performance on "Saturday Night Live", Love discovered that she was pregnant with Cobain's child
Kurt Cobain - One memorable example came the day of the band's 1992 performance on "Saturday Night Live", where Nirvana had a photographic session with photographer Michael Levine
Marisa Tomei - Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Mohr wrote in his book "Gasping for Airtime" that, as guest host in October 1994, Tomei insisted that a proposed sketch, "Good Morning Brooklyn," not be used because she did not like the idea of being stereotyped; that stand displeased the writers and performers, given the show's penchant for satirizing celebrities
Will Ferrell - Ferrell joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1995 and left in 2002 after a successful seven-year tenure
Billy Corgan - Their appearance on "Saturday Night Live" on November 11, 1995 to promote this material was the television debut appearance of Corgan's shaved head, which he has maintained consistently ever since
Teri Hatcher - Hatcher hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 1996
Phil Hartman - A special episode of "Saturday Night Live" commemorating Hartman's work on the show aired on June 13, 1998. and the season ten episode "Bart the Mother" was dedicated to him
In addition, the 1999 comedy film "Office Space" originated from a series of animated short films by Mike Judge that aired on "SNL" in 1993
In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Hugh Jackman - He hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" in 2001
Julia Stiles - On March 17, 2001, Stiles hosted "Saturday Night Live" and, eight days later, she was a presenter at the 73rd Academy *awards
Bernadette Peters - Playbill.com, May 15, 2002, accessed July 8, 2008 She hosted "Saturday Night Live" in November 1981
Andy Roddick - Roddick hosted "Saturday Night Live" on November 8, 2003, becoming the second professional tennis player to host and the first male tennis player to host
Apart from a brief period in 2006 in which Pardo pre-recorded his announcements at his home in Arizona, he has flown to New York City to perform his announcing duties live
Prince (musician) - To promote the new album, Prince was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on February 4, 2006, seventeen years after his last "SNL" appearance on the 15th anniversary special and nearly 25 years since his first appearance on a regular episode in 1981, making Prince the only "SNL" musical guest to have that long of a gap between appearances
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - In May 2006, Louis-Dreyfus hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live", becoming the first former female cast member to return to the show in the hosting role
Common (entertainer) - On January 20, 2007, one week before the opening of "Smokin Aces", he appeared in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch as himself
From 2008, Seth Meyers was the solo host of "Weekend Update", before being partnered with Cecily Strong in 2013
Peyton Manning - Manning made an appearance on Saturday Night Live's sports extra in 2008 in which he was in a children's football scene, and a high school basketball scene
Kate Bush - On 2 December 2008, the DVD collection of the fourth season of "Saturday Night Live", including her performances, was released
As of 2009, the opening title sequence and opening montage is shot using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D digital SLR cameras
Bradley Cooper - On February 7, 2009, Cooper hosted "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest TV on the Radio
John Cena - In March 2009, Cena made an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" during the show's cold opening sequence
Patricia Clarkson - C1, C3 She made a cameo appearance in the "Saturday Night Live" Digital Short "Motherlover" on May 9, 2009
Don Pardo - Upon his induction into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame on May 14, 2009, Pardo indicated that the May 16, 2009, episode of "Saturday Night Live" would be his last
Dave Grohl - On February 6, 2010, Grohl performed with his band Them Crooked Vultures the songs "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" and "New Fang" as musical guests on Saturday Night Live
Betty White - The group was approaching 500,000 members when NBC confirmed on March 11, 2010 that White would in fact host "Saturday Night Live" on May 8
Ernest Borgnine - On October 2, 2010, Borgnine appeared as himself in a sketch on "Saturday Night Live"
Jeff Bridges - On December 18, 2010, Bridges hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; he had hosted the show before in 1983 with his brother, Beau
The Japanese version "Saturday Night Live JPN", which ran for six months in 2011, was created in part with Lorne Michaels' production company, Broadway Video and broadcast on Fuji TV networks
Ann-Margret - Kristen Wiig portrayed her in a skit during the May 14, 2011, episode of "Saturday Night Live"
Alec Baldwin - He has hosted "Saturday Night Live" 16 times through the season-37 premiere on September 24, 2011, and holds the record for most times hosting the show
As of 2012, NBC still declines to rebroadcast the sequence with the exception of an interview with O'Connor on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show", which aired on April 24, 2010, when the clip was aired in full
Maya Rudolph - On February 18, 2012 she returned to "Saturday Night Live" as a host for the first time and reprised her roles in sketches such as "Bronx Beat"
Seth MacFarlane - On September 15, 2012, McFarlane starred in the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live"
Jamie Foxx - While hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on December 9, 2012, Foxx joked about being excited "to kill all the white people in the movie"
On Feb. 15, 2015, NBC aired a 3 1/2 hour special on Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary