"Saturday Night Live" is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each week, the show features a host who delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as necessary.

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest-running, most popular sketch comedy shows in TV history. It's also been home to some of the best comedic duos in history. Some of these pairings were more than the sum of their parts and created some classic sketches.

Because the process of pitching sketches works the way it does, there's a ton of interesting SNL material that'll never see the light of day.

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TRUMP

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THERE WAS A SKETCH THE SNL TEAM WROTE FOR TRUMP, THAT НЕ REFUSED TO DO. It involved The Giving Tree, with Trump playing another tree - and, according to SNL writer Bryan Tucker, Trump had to stand in a tree with his face looking out of the hole of this tree, and he did not like that.

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Dolly Parton

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THERE'S A REJECTED SNL SKETCH INVOLVING A CHARACTER CALLED DONNIE PARTON. That's where you're the boy version of Dolly Parton but you have huge balls, explained SNL writer Tim Robinson.

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JB SMOOVE

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JB SMOOVE PITCHED A TON OF ODD SKETCHES TO SNL THAT GOT REJECTED. NB One of them, for example, was about a bank teller who gets a job as a Subway sandwich maker and compulsively licks sandwich ingredients as if they were stacked dollar bills.

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TIM ROBINSON

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THERE'S A WHOLE BUNCH OF SKETCHES FROM TIM ROBINSON WE NEVER SAW ON SNL. They include an intentional walk cage rather than a batting cage - as Robinson explains, it's so you would just go in and it would shoot four balls outside of your range.

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