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'Saturday Night Live' - Themed Quizzes
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
'Saturday Night Live' - Themed Quizzes
Blues Brothers . The Blues Brothers performed as the show's musical guests on April 22, 1978 ('I Don't Know') and again on November 18, 1978 ('Soul Man,' 'Got Everything I Need, Almost,' and 'Get Back to You').
Chopping Broccoli. Carvey accompanies himself on the piano and sings, 'And my lady, She went downtown, She bought some broccoli, She brought it home. She's chopping broccoli. She's chopping broccoli. She's chopping broccoli. She's chopping broccoli.'
|I'm guessing that most of you are familiar (either from the actual event or its recreation on the 25th anniversary show) with the infamous 1977 Elvis Costello appearance where he stopped a song in mid-verse and had his band play 'Radio, Radio' instead. However, can you name the song that he played in his first musical set on the show that night?||'Saturday Night Live' Musical Guests and Sketches
Watching the Detectives. Costello's musical rebellion got him banned from 'Saturday Night Live' for many years, and he did not appear on the show again until March 25, 1989. 'Less Than Zero' was the song Costello started playing in his second musical set on the show before cutting it off and launching into 'Radio, Radio.' (Although, apparently the SNL cd liner notes -- incorrectly -- claim that 'Allison' was the song that was cut off.)
Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer. The Culps are middle school music teachers and moonlight at functions such as wedding receptions and shopping malls, performing their medleys. (One of my favorite recurring medley sketches featured Nora Dunn and Jan Hooks as The Sweeney Sisters.)
Frank Sinatra . In the sketch 'The Sinatra Group' (a panel discussion take-off on 'The McLaughlin Group'), Hartman's Sinatra takes on Sinead O'Connor (Jan Hooks), Billy Idol (Sting), Luther Campbell (Chris Rock), and Steve Lawrence (Mike Myers) and Eydie Gorme (Victoria Jackson). Over the course of this sketch, Sinatra calls O'Connor 'Sine-aid,' 'Sinbad,' 'Skinhead,' and 'Uncle Fester.'
Yes. Most of the times this happened it was a 'Best of' show, but on December 2, 1978 Walter Matthau hosted the show and there was no musical guest.
King Tut. 'Born in Arizona. Moved to Babylonia. King Tut.' 'King Tut' was released as a single and appeared on Steve's album 'A Wild and Crazy Guy,' which won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 1979.
George Harrison. Harrison appeared in the second season on the November 20, 1976 show, performing 'Here Comes the Sun' and 'Homeward Bound' with Paul Simon.
|Adam Sandler provided many musical moments on 'Saturday Night Live.' On the 1993 Valentine's Day show, he performed a song commemorating his love for a piece of clothing that contained the lyric, 'Oh what is it about you that makes me so jolly? Is it your fifty cotton or your fifty poly?' What was the name of the song?||'Saturday Night Live' Musical Guests and Sketches
Red Hooded Sweatshirt. 'I love you sweeeeatshirt, red hooded sweeeeatshirt.' Paul and Linda McCartney joined in on the chorus at the end of the song.
Janis Ian and Billy Preston. All of these artists were musical guests in the first season of 'Saturday Night Live,' but Ian and Preston were the very first musical guests. Ian performed 'At Seventeen' and Preston performed 'Nothin' From Nothin' on the first show, which aired on October 11, 1975.
Nora Dunn boycott. On 12 May 1990, Dunn protested because Andrew Dice Clay was the host. It was the penultimate show of the season, but Dunn was fired from "Saturday Night Live". Gilda Radner died the year before. The long cast list occurred in 1991 and the writer's strike was in 1988.
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One musical guest. The 29 September 2001 episode had Paul Simon sing a tribute in the form of "The Boxer." The regular musical guest was Alicia Keys. Among those in the opening sequence were members of the New York Fire and Police Departments and executive producer Lorne Michaels.
Gilda Radner. The phrase was first said by a woman on 13 November 1976.
David Copperfield. Episode 500 aired 17 March 2001. Julia Stiles was the host; Aerosmith was the musical guest.
After. The episode aired 24 February 1996. Elle MacPherson was the host, Sting was musical guest.
Whitney Houston. Alec Baldwin was the host, and Jon Lovitz and Arthur Kent were the guests on 23 February 1991.
Tom Hanks. Sade was the musical guest on 14 December 1985. Steven Wright was the special guest.
1980. James Taylor, Paul Simon, and David Sanborn were the musical guests. Special guests were Ralph Nader, Michael O'Donoghue, Michael Palin, John Belushi, and former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Chevy Chase. That phrase was first uttered on 11 October 1975.
|On March 10, 2013, Justin Timberlake hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" for the fifth time. Timberlake had several recurring characters when he appeared on the show. Which recurring character was not played by Justin Timberlake while hosting "Saturday Night Live"? ||"Saturday Night Live"- The Five-Timers Club
Father Guido Sarducci. During his first five appearances on "Saturday Night Live", host Justin Timberlake played several recurring characters. He first played Robin Gibb on the "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" and the Costumed Sidewalk Advertiser on the October 11, 2003 episode. Timberlake played Raif from 2:30 AM on a "Saturday Night Live Digital Short" first airing on December 16, 2006.
Father Guido Sarducci was played by Don Novello. Father Guido Sarducci first appeared on "Saturday Night Live" on May 13, 1978 and made 31 appearances on the show from 1978 through 2012.
|In October of 2001, the weekly rehearsals for a scheduled "Saturday Night Live" episode were interrupted because an NBC employee tested positive for anthrax in the General Electric Building where "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast. The show was broadcast in spite of the anthrax scare. Which actress was brave enough to host that week's episode of "Saturday Night Live"?||"Saturday Night Live"- The Five-Timers Club
Drew Barrymore. During the week before the October 13, 2001 episode of "Saturday Night Live" hosted by Drew Barrymore, an NBC employee tested positive for anthrax in the General Electric Building where "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast. Rehearsals for the episode were interrupted but the show aired as planned that Saturday. The anthrax scare was mentioned during Barrymore's monologue.
Drew Berrymore hosted "Saturday Night Live" six times between 1982 and 2009. On November 20, 1982, seven-year old Drew Barrymore became the youngest person to ever host an episode of "Saturday Night Live".
The Continental. "The Continental" was a recurring character on "Saturday Night Live" played by Christopher Walken with Phil Hartman providing the voice-over at the beginning of the sketch. The first "The Continental" sketch was performed the January 20, 1990 episode of "Saturday Night Live". The main character, played by Walken, was a "suave ladies' man" who in reality couldn't say or do anything to keep women from giving him the cold shoulder.
Pete Schweddy. On the December 12, 1998 and April 7, 2001 episodes of "Saturday Night Live", host Alec Baldwin played Pete Schweddy during sketches about a fictitious show on National Public Radio called "The Delicious Dish" on which they discussed cooking and culinary issues. Pete Schweddy appeared on the radio show to pitch goodies from his bakery called Season's Eatings.
|John Goodman hosted "Saturday Night Live" twelve times from 1989 through 2001. Which figure did Goodman play during the "Saturday Night Live" parody sketches of the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal?||"Saturday Night Live"- The Five-Timers Club
Linda Tripp. John Goodman played Linda Trip on "Saturday Night Live" during the sketches that parodied the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Goodman first played Linda Tripp on the February 7, 1998 episode of "Saturday Night Live". On November 27, 1999, "Saturday Night Live" released a compilation of skits that parodied the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Tom Hanks. On the December 8, 1990 episode of "Saturday Night Live", host Tom Hanks made his fifth appearance as host. Hanks's milestone became the subject of a sketch after the opening monologue. After the monologue was finished, the show segued to a lounge featuring "Five-Timers Club" members Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Elliott Gould and Paul Simon. A then unknown "Saturday Night Live" writer named Conan O'Brien served as the doorman of the "Five-Timers Club" lounge while former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jon Lovitz served as the waiter in the lounge.
|On the January 9th, 1993 epsiode of "Saturday Night Live", Danny DeVito made his fifth hosting appearances. On that episode, three sketches parodied which at-the-time famous person?||"Saturday Night Live"- The Five-Timers Club
Amy Fisher. The January 9th, 1993 epsiode of "Saturday Night Live" was hosted by Danny DeVito with musical guest Bon Jovi. Three sketches on that episode parodied the multiple television movies made about the Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco scandal.
|On the December 11, 1976 episode of "Saturday Night Live", Gilda Radner starred in a sketch called "Right to Extreme Stupidity" with the episode's host. The host began laughing uncontrollably after they called Radner's character by the wrong name. Who was the host?||"Saturday Night Live"- The Five-Timers Club
Candice Bergen. The December 11, 1976 episode of "Saturday Night Live" contained a sketch called "Right to Extreme Stupidity" starring Gilda Radner and host Candice Bergen. During the sketch, Bergen accidentally called Radner's character by the wrong name. After the mistake, Radner managed to keep it together for the duration of the sketch while Bergen began laughing uncontrollably.
King Tut. Steve Martin performed the song "King Tut" during the April 22, 1978 episode of "Saturday Night Live". This song paid homage to former Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut. The sketch was a caricature of the "Treasures of Tutankhamun" exhibit that toured seven United States cities from 1976 to 1979.
Steve Martin released the novelty song "King Tut" as a single in 1978. The single sold over a million copies and reached number seventeen on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart.
|John Belushi had a recurring character on "Saturday Night Live" called Samurai Futaba. On the October 30, 1976 episode of "Saturday Night Live", the Samurai accidentally injured a character named Mister Dantley after he was hit in the forehead with the Samurai's katana sword. Who played Mister Dantley on this episode?||"Saturday Night Live"- The Five-Timers Club
Buck Henry. During the October 30, 1976 episode of "Saturday Night Live", host Buck Henry (playing Mister Dantley) was injured in the forehead by the katana sword of Jon Belushi's character, the Samurai. Henry's head began to bleed and he was forced to wear a large bandage on his forehead for the rest of the show. As a gag, the members of the "Saturday Night Live" cast each wore a bandage on their foreheads for the rest of the episode as well.