TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What Was SNL First Called?

October 11, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Today marks the anniversary of the first episode of Saturday Night Live – except that that first episode wasn’t called Saturday Night Live.

In fact, it wasn’t called that until 1977.  What was the show called initially? 

Answer:  NBC’s Saturday Night.

It was called that because there was another show on ABC at the time called Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell.  NBC eventually purchased the naming rights, and since 1977 the NBC version has been called Saturday Night Live.

Some additional SNL trivia:  Who hosted that 1975 debut episode?

  

 

Who hosted that 1975 debut episode?

Answer:  Comedian George Carlin

Additional SNL trivia:  How many of the original SNL cast can you name?

 

 

How many of the original SNL cast can you name?

Answer:   Here's a hint: 

 

 

How many of the original SNL cast can you name?

Answer: 

Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman

 

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