It is one of the most influential and enduring shows in the history of television. For more than a quarter of a century, Lorne Michael's brainchild has been a weekend staple of millions of viewers, helping to launch the careers of a veritable who's who of comedy legends.The most in-depth look at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ever filmed, this special BIOGRAPHY® goes behind-the-scenes for a complete production week as the cast, crew and host Gwyneth Paltrow prepare for the November 10, 2001 episode of the show. See how every aspect of SNL works, from the Monday morning pitch meeting to the makeup tests, dress rehearsals and the iconic "Live from New York, it's Saturday night" opening. Creator Lorne Michaels, original writers Anne Beatts and Tom Schiller and a host of former stars--including Chevy Chase, Al Franken, Molly Shannon, Joe Piscopo and Adam Sandler-share their favorite SNL memories, and you'll see rare clips of hilarious skits that never made it to the air--until now.Join BIOGRAPHY® for an unforgettable look at a TV legend that remains vital and vibrant after nearly thirty years.
Aired: 23 Oct 2009