Charles Gordin was the first banned performer on Saturday Night Live. And the reason being that he reportedly missed rehearsals during the week, along with flubbing his lines that ruined sketches as he kept forgetting that the show was live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The 2nd oldest person to host Saturday Night Live was a non-celebrity who was born in 1897. Miskel Spillman, a German immigrant, joked "I'm 80 years old. I need one more cheap thrill, since my doctor told me I only have another 25 years left." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
In 1980, ABC tried to duplicate Saturday Night Live with an edgier show called Fridays. By the 3rd episode some stations refused to air it due to objectionable content concerning zombie gore, cannibalism and blasphemous humor. Several writers would go on to make Seinfeld - including Larry David. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Jerry Weintraub, the producer of the 2016 Tarzan movie, originally wanted swimmer Michael Phelps to play Tarzan. Weintraub changed his mind after watching Phelps host Saturday Night Live for 2 minutes. yahoo.com/entertainment/m…
In June of 2017, the helmet worn by Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in Spaceballs sold for $39K at a Hollywood memorabilia auction. Also sold at this auction, the light up dance floor from Saturday Night Fever ($1.2M) and R2-D2 from Star Wars ($2.76M) profilesinhistory.com/wp-…
Fred Savage was the first person to host Saturday Night Live who was born after the show’s premier in 1975. He was 13 when he hosted in 1990. popsugar.com/entertainmen…
There is a Lucky Charms flavored beer called "Saturday Morning" IPA. The beer is brewed using Lucky Charms inspired marshmallows and is 6.6 percent alcohol by volume. delish.com/food-news/a264…
Today I learned about Paul Shuen, one of Canada's most respected obstetricians and gynecologists for 30 years. His license to practise in Ontario was revoked after it was discovered that, since deliveries paid more on weekends, he was drugging his patients without their knowledge to induce labor on Saturday. torontolife.com/city/gree…
Mafia boss Lucky Luciano's "favorite assassin", "Red" Levine, an Orthodox Jew who never planned to murder from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. If he had to make the hit on Shabbat, he would first put on a prayer shawl, say his prayers, and then do the job. vox.com/2014/10/4/6901083…
Current Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost was first a contestant on the Syndicated edition of The Weakest Link with George Gray back in 2002. Spoiler Alert: He won. uproxx.com/tv/colin-jost-…
Resident doctors have term called a "Golden Weekend": A Saturday and Sunday when you are not on call and not working. gomerpedia.org/wiki/Golde…
The neon-green-hued liqueur Midori was introduced to America in 1978 at the iconic discotheque Studio 54 during a cast party for β€œSaturday Night Fever.” liquor.com/articles/midor…
The first season of Saturday Night Live included a recurring skit called The Land of Gorch performed by The Muppets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1992, Singer SinΓ©ad O'Connor tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a performance on Saturday Night Live to protest the abuse of children within the Catholic Church. It was extremely controversial at the time and she was heavily criticised in the media. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
American actor Martin Lawrence was born in Germany. He was named after Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He has a lifetime ban from Saturday Night Live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
John Lennon and Paul McCartney watched Saturday Night Live and almost took Lorne Michaels up on his offer to appear on the show that night for $3000. It was the last time Lennon and McCartney ever saw each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Kenan Thompson refused to dress in drag on "Saturday Night Live" until the show hired a black woman. businessinsider.com/snls-…
Howard Shore (composer for The Lord of the Rings) was music director for Saturday Night Live from 1975-80 and suggested the name The Blues Brothers to Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Christopher Walken is one of only two actors (the other being Alec Baldwin) to have a standing offer from Lorne Michaels to host Saturday Night Live whenever his schedule permits. Thus far he has hosted the show 7 times, his most famous appearance being the "More Cowbell!" sketch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Walkers crisps in the UK always expire on a Saturday walkers.co.uk/faq/quality…
The NFL doesn't play on Friday and Saturday because the 1961 Sports Broadcasting Act prohibits them from doing so to protect fans of college and high school football. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Russia removed Saturday and Sunday from the calendar for 11 years to create a "continuous working week" from 1929 to 1940. history.com/news/soviet-u…
In 1977, Bill Murray was struggling to make it on Saturday Night Live so much that he delivered an on-air plea for the audience to laugh whenever he said something. In the early going on SNL, Murray, then in his mid-20s, was generally deemed a failure variety.com/2015/tv/spotl…
The last weekend of Saturday morning cartoons in America was aired on October 4th, 2014. The CW aired its last segment of "The Vortexx" and replaced it with a 5-hour block of educational programming called "One Magnificent Morning" gizmodo.com/this-is-the-f…
1.5 yrs after Norm Macdonald was fired from Saturday Night Live, he was asked back to host. In his opening monologue he asked "How did I go from not being funny enough, to being so funny I'm hosting the damn show? Then it occured to me. I haven't gotten funnier - the show has gotten really bad." youtube.com/watch?v=ofXxi…
Jaws’ production woes added suspense. Unreliable mechanical sharks forced Spielberg to only suggest an unseen shark; actors heightened performances to help; J Williams’ ominous theme induced fear. Spielberg said β€œJaws went from Japanese Saturday matinee horror flick to more of a Hitchcock" theguardian.com/film/2015…
Eddie Murphy is the only person to host Saturday Night Live while still a member of the cast, filling the role at the last minute when the scheduled host (his 48 Hours co-star Nick Nolte) became ill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Anthony Michael Hall was the youngest full cast member of Saturday Night Live at 17 years old. Eddie Murphy was 19 when he joined the cast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Queen actually has two birthdays- one that was determined by the commonwealth and changed to be the second saturday of June, and another that is her actual one which is the 21st of April. The birthday is changed in order to guarantee better weather for celebration time.com/5248082/queen-el…
In 1977, Saturday Night Live held an "Anyone Can Host" contest, the first and only time they've allowed a non-celebrity to host. The winner was an 80 year old grandmother named Miskel Spillman. Her episode on 12/17/77 was notable for an Elvis Costello performance that got him banned from SNL. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
In areas with high Jewish populations, elevators are designed to stop at every floor on Saturdays. This is because the practice of Makeh B'patish, or "completion", is banned on the Sabbath, barring Jews from completing electrical circuits by using switches. youtu.be/KPYp3lOOOrg
Coca-Cola marketing is partly responsible for the modern depiction of Santa Claus. Illustrator Haddon Sundblom drew Santa for a 1931 Coke ad in The Saturday Evening Post. His drawing was inspired by the 1822 poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' (commonly called 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'). coca-colajourney.co.nz/st…
That, since 1945, the only artists who could have - at one point - claimed to have the biggest selling album of all time were Vaughn Meader (The First Family), Carole King (Tapestry) and the BeeGees (Saturday Night Fever), before Michael Jackson released Thriller in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of the E/I or educational and informative standards that regulate the content of network television programming aimed at a youth audience, forcing networks to drop the classic Saturday morning cartoons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
The Blues Brothers with John Belushi and Dan Akroyd toured as a real band for some times, despite starting as a joke sketch on Saturday Night Live. The band opened up for the Grateful Dead in 1978. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Johnny Carson in an effort to work less towards the end of his career requested that NBC air his Saturday compilation show, The Best of Carson, during the week. The network had to scramble to develop a new show to fill the Saturday night slot, and thus Saturday Night Live was born. pensandpatron.com/lists/j…
"Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine made its international debut on Saturday Night Live. The band was going to play two songs, but as they hung inverted American flags from their amplifiers, they were expelled from the building after finishing the first song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Today I learned of the Eruv of Manhattan, a ritual string of almost 33 KMs suspended 4 meters from ground that set a perimeter in which jews can carrie some activities otherwise forbitten outside home on Saturday. jewishcenter.org/manhatta…
The last Saturday of each month in Rwanda is Umuganda day, which means 'coming together in common purpose', when adult Rwandans are required to join in country wide clean-up tasks like picking up litter npr.org/sections/goatsand…
For the Season 3 Christmas episode in 1977, Saturday Night Live held an "Anyone Can Host" contest, with the winner being an 80-year-old grandmother from New Orleans named Miskel Spillman. Spillman was the oldest-ever host of SNL until 88-year-old Betty White hosted in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke. timesofisrael.com/april-f…
Popular children's detective Cam Jansen has always eaten kosher and never solved a case on Saturdays, because author David Adler is an Orthodox Jew. jewinthecity.com/2018/01/…
Some countries have one-day weekends, Friday only in Djibouti, Iran, Palestine, and Somalia. Saturday only in Nepal. Most other countries have two-day weekends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
In Helsinki, every third Saturday of February, May, August, and November is known as 'Restaurant Day,' where anyone can open up a restaurant anywhere. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Germany has mandatory quiet time from 1pm to 3pm and 10pm to 6am Monday- Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays. allkmc.com/quiet-hours-in…
This month (Feb 2020) has 5 Saturdays and it can happen once in approximately 28 years. The next time it happens will be in Feb 2048. nytimes.com/1936/02/01/ar…
The earliest concept of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack did not include Bee Gees songs, but the band ultimately decided to contribute and wrote songs for the film "virtually in a single weekend". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Director Chris Columbus created a short lived 1986 Saturday morning cartoon, "Galaxy High", which aired on CBS, about two kids who attend a magic school in outer space. He would go on in 2001 and 2002, to make the first two "Harry Potter" films, also about a magical school. tv.com/shows/galaxy-high-…
Samoa lost a day at the end of 2011. By choosing to have the International Dateline moved from their East to West, Samoa jumped from Thursday to Saturday. cnn.com/2011/12/27/world/…
The original title of Saturday Night Live was "NBC's Saturday Night", due to the existence of an ABC show titled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell". This is why the famous opening phrase is worded "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…

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