Current SNL repertory players
from wikipedia: SNL began as a replacement for Best of Carson.
Originally, the show was called NBC's Saturday Night, as the current title was in use by rival network ABC.
NBC purchased the rights to the name in 1976 and officially adopted the new title on March 26, 1977.
Don Pardo has served as the announcer for the series since it began (except for season 7, when Mel Brandt and Bill Hanrahan filled that role). Pardo, who was 57 when the show debuted and who retired from NBC in 2004 at age 86, still flies in from his home in Tucson, Arizona, to introduce the show as of 2009.s
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Some Top Classic SNL Episodes
NPRs Delicious Dish Schweddy Balls with Alec Baldwin. These gals can't wait for some of Pete Schweddy's delicious Schweddy Balls.
King Tut with Steve Martin. Saturday Night Live Excerpt (s.3 : ep.18)|03:02| Steve Martin's classic homage to the Egyptian boy king.
Star Trek - The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise with john Belushi, Saturday Night Live, Excerpt (s.1 : ep.22)|11:25|. Join James T. Kirk for the final voyage of the Starship Enterprise.
Digital Short: Jizz in My Pants from Andy Samburg, Saturday Night Live. Excerpt (s.34 : ep.10) |02:40|. Too much excitement to contain.