Saturday Night Live

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NBC's weekly one-and-a-half hour live comedy show, which has been on the air since 1975.

Each week, the show features a different celebrity guest host, and features a guest musical act. The show consists of comedy sketches, a comedic news segment, spoofs of television commercials, and performances by the guest musical artist. Many of the sketches featured running characters or running gags.

The original cast were known as the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players and included Second City alum Dan Ackroyd, as well as Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, and Garrett Morris

Classic gags included:

/Opening Commercial
/Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead
/Wild and Crazy Guys
/Emily Latella
/Samurai
/Church Lady
/Scottish Store

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