SNL Shakeup

Springtime is for cleaning and shakeups at NBC’s 'Saturday Night Live' as several regulars are bowing out after tonight’s show.

SNL Scold opens have become mus see tv over the years. A cold open is a teaser sequence or a narrative technique used in TV and films. It is the practice of jumping directly into a story at the beginning of the show before the title sequence or opening credits are shown. In television, this is often done on the theory that involving the audience in the plot as soon as possible will reduce the likelihood of their switching from a show.

Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are all leaving at the end of "Saturday Night Live" this season. But these folks were not heavyweight stars, not by far. If you want to see the real trendsetters, then watch SNL First Season - Episodes One and Two. George Carlin, Billy Preston, Janice Ian, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, Randy Newman, phoebe Snow and the Not Ready for Prime Time Players.

I worked for NBC at 30 Rock for a decade and recall packing a bag lunch at sitting in during SNL rehearsals, with the late and great Gilda Ratner, and john Bellucci as well as others like Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane Curtain, and the stars kept shining and the hits kept happening. In fact, I unexpectedly appeared in a skit when Buckwheat was shot. Joe Piscopo was playing the part of Ted Koppel inside our WNBC Newscenter 4 newsroom when I walked in from a field-producing assignment with the late and great Reggie Harris. 

#SNL However, all things must pass and so it goes.

Then there was the time I watched Gilda and Jane kissing inside the elevator, or when Murray asked to borrow my NYPD press credentials because he claimed we looked alike?


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