Synopsis by Mark Deming
In the fall of 1975, NBC teamed up with an upstart writer and producer and a cast of promising unknowns recruited from improvisational comedy clubs and launched a brave experiment in late-night television. The show that resulted was called Saturday Night Live, and over the next quarter-century it broke all the rules and became an institution in American broadcasting. In 2000, SNL's past and present cast members, along with a number of friends, admirers, and musical guests, assembled to pay tribute to the show's rich history, and Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary preserves the show's celebratory anniversary special. Guests include Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Billy Crystal, Al Franken, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, and many more. Al Green, Eurythmics, Beastie Boys, and Elvis Costello contribute musical performances.
Saturday-Night-Live, anniversary, comedy, satire, sketch-comedy, television