Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years

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Houghton Mifflin, Sep 1, 1995 - Humor - 211 pages
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Saturday Night Live - the official book of the show's twentieth anniversary, to be celebrated in September 1995 in an hour-long prime-time Sunday special - is a jam-packed, heavily illustrated look at the first twenty years of the show through the voices and memories of all those who made it happen. The book is a lively romp through time, recalling breakthrough comedy moments and characters etched in our national memory. The breeding ground and showcase of much of the best comedic talent of our time, from Gilda Radner to Eddie Murphy, from Dana Carvey and Mike Myers, SNL remains the most highly rated and influential late-night show, reaching eleven million viewers in the United States and twenty million viewers worldwide each week. Various cast members, feature players, writers, and hosts recall their favorite sketches, moments, and characters. Summaries of every sketch from "Killer Bees" to "Coffee Talk," interviews with the creators, and a treasure of trivia in a special "SNL by the

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

This is like a time capsule from the Golden Age of SNL. Classic sketches, bits and pieces of memoribilia from all the cast members of the time. And what a time it was. Read full review

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User Review  - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing

Anyone who has grown up with SNL will enjoy this book. Read full review

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Cader is the founder and president of Cader Books.

Baskin is SNL's photographer as well as one of the show's production designers. She is a 3-time Emmy Award nominee.

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