Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television’s Longest Running Comedy

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It’s an American comedic institution, the launchpad for dozens of stars, numerous catchphrases, and decades of laughs. It’s Saturday Night Live, and love it or hate it, you cannot deny that it has forever changed the television landscape.

Saturday Night Live FAQ is a one-stop-shop for all things SNL, charting every sketch, every host, every musical guest, every controversy, and every highlight over the years. It’s as comprehensive a look at the show as you’re ever likely to encounter, and I doubt that even the most ardent SNL devotee can plow through it all in a single sitting.

Tropiano is obviously a fan, but doesn’t allow his enthusiasm for the show to blind him to its low points or missteps. While he’s certainly not one of the doomsayers who perennially claim the show is on its last legs, he’s fair in acknowledging where the show has gone wrong over the years, even while he sings its praises.

Part-highlight reel, part-chronicle, Saturday Night Live FAQ is a perfect resource for any TV fan or media student looking to take a stroll through the modern history of comedy.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 478 pages
Publisher Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Publish Date 2013-Nov-12
ISBN 9781557839510 Buy this Book
Issue April 2014
Category Music & Movies


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