35 Trivia Tidbits About 'Saturday Night Live'

35 Trivia Tidbits About 'Saturday Night Live'

Saturday Night Live might not be a universal comedy favorite as it once was, but no one can deny the history, legacy, and impact that it left the world of comedy in. Since 1975, the show has launched several careers for comedic actors and writers that branched out to have their own television shows and movies. Just a small sketch show that was on late at night, once per week, that wasn't afraid to push buttons and live on the razor's edge back in the day.

If you thought that the stuff that happened in front of the camera was insane, imagine all of the goings on behind the scenes. Creative differences, fights between cast members, and all sorts of zany antics that aren't ready for prime time. Every big juggernaut started with a series of small beginnings. Small, nutty beginnings.

Here are 35 out-of-this-world facts about SNL that happened when the cameras were off.

NANCY KERRIGAN MARCH 12, 1994 CRACKED.co Time Magazine called Kerrigan's hosting gig a supremely awkward performance.! At least she didn't get kneecapped.


GILLY KRISTEN WIIG CRACKED.COM One inspiration for Wiig's Gilly was a childhood perm she got for a wedding, accidentally tinted red by a bottle of Sun-In. Another was a weird, pulled-back smile that Wiig and SNL co-writers believed warranted its own character.


MORGAN WALLEN DECEMBER 5, 2020 CRACKED.COM Country bro Wallen was uninvited to SNL after a viral video showed him partying without a mask. And because we can't figure this Covid thing out, he was re-invited two months later.



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