Let us mark this date: November 17 (or 18th since WU is after midnight), 2012. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes his first SNL appearance, sure to be the first of many. Especially as we near 2016.
Mayor Rudolph Guiliani: Having our city’s institutions up and running sends a message that New York City is open for business. “Saturday Night Live” is one of our great New York City institutions, and that’s why it’s important for you to do your show tonight.
Lorne Michaels: Can we be funny?
Mayor Rudolph Guiliani: Why start now? “Live, from New York! It’s Saturday Night!”
My favorite SNL sketch of all time for three reasons:
1. Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon”
2. Tom Hanks on the sax
3. Will Ferrell being so awesome to share the stage with not only the whole cast but past hosts and musical guests. AMAZING!
this is the best
Awesome story. Remember the days when even liberal-leaning television writers were considered “true Americans?”
“You know the kind of respect that i have for Tina Fey? And sometimes I choke up when i say this. I will always love Tina Fey. But what she did… She figured out how we were gonna approach the 9/11 situation, when we had to get back on air. I didn’t know. […] Everybody on Saturday Night Live was like, “how…?” You know, we were supposed to air September, but we didn’t, because that happened. So what are we gonna do? […] Tina came up with a brilliant idea. She said, “bring Giuliani, and some of the firefighters and police officers on the stage, and let them tell America it’s time for us to laugh again.” And I will never forget that. She has my utmost respect for that. That was heavy, and it was deep, ‘cause I remember being on the stage with those dudes, and they had just came from Ground Zero, and I hugged one of the firemen, and I patted him, and dust came off. And everyone was crying, and it was heavy. Then we got down to making them laugh again. And she thought of that. And that’s what makes her unique.”
- Tracy Morgan on Tina Fey.