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[[caption-width-right:350:"Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!"]]

''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' is a sketch comedy show that, despite its near-constant changing of cast members and writers and occasional [[SeasonalRot dips in quality]] (often due to the aforementioned cast and writer changes), has remained on Creator/{{NBC}} for almost 40 years (completed 40 seasons and is about to complete its 41st). And it stayed around for two reasons: 1) NBC didn't want to lose the show, even in the early-to-mid 1980s when it always seemed to be teetering on the brink of cancellation, and 2) because, even at its lowest point, it still turns out some memorably funny moments (your mileage may vary, of course).

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* [[Funny/SaturdayNightLive1975 1975-1979]]
* [[Funny/SaturdayNightLive1980 1980-1989]]
* [[Funny/SaturdayNightLive1990 1990-1999]]
* [[Funny/SaturdayNightLive2000 2000-2009]]
* [[Funny/SaturdayNightLive2010 2010-2019]]
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