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1.5 yrs after Norm Macdonald was fired from Saturday Night Live, he was asked back to host. In his opening monologue he asked "How did I go from not being funny enough, to being so funny I'm hosting the damn show? Then it occured to me. I haven't gotten funnier - the show has gotten really bad."

Christopher Walken is one of only two actors (the other being Alec Baldwin) to have a standing offer from Lorne Michaels to host Saturday Night Live whenever his schedule permits. Thus far he has hosted the show 7 times, his most famous appearance being the "More Cowbell!" sketch.

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  1. Norm Macdonald was fired from Saturday Night Live because an NBC executive ordered him to lay off jokes targeting his buddy, O.J. Simpson & instead Macdonald did many more. When Simpson was acquitted, Macdonald opened with: “Well, it’s official: Murder is now legal in the state of California."

  2. The International Fixed Calendar which has 13 months with 28 days each. Making every month perfectly divisible into 4 weeks and always starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday.

  3. Foo Fighters were asked to play with Mick Jagger on SNL the same night they had a sold out show in New Jersey. Instead of canceling on Saturday Night Live or their show, they rehearsed with Jagger, took a helicopter to Jersey, played their show, then flew back to NYC and played SNL.

  4. Germany has mandatory quiet time from 1pm to 3pm and 10pm to 6am Monday- Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays.

  5. In 1996, Rage Against the Machine played Saturday Night Live with host Steve Forbes. In protest of billionaires like Forbes, they hung two upside-down flags from their stage, against the wishes of staff. After a confrontation with SNL stagehands, they were kicked out before the second song.

  6. The Seinfeld episode "The Revenge" was based on an experience by screenwriter Larry David, who once quit his job at Saturday Night Live, felt he made a mistake once he reached home, and returned the following morning as if nothing had happened.

  7. The color of the plastic tag on bread actually means something. They indicate the day of the week on which the loaf was baked: Monday - Blue, Tuesday - Green, Thursday - Red, Friday - White, Saturday - Yellow.

  8. Kenan Thompson holds the record for longest serving African-American cast member on Saturday Night Live (12 seasons) and is currently the most senior cast member.

  9. 10,000 Iowan farmers built 380 miles of road (entire width of the state) in one hour on a Saturday morning in 1910

  10. Stephen Colbert, Donald Glover, Aubrey Plaza, Zachary Galifianakis, and Kevin Hart were all rejected by Saturday Night Live

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The gender composition of sketches on Saturday Night Live over time

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I got married on Saturday and my resting heart rate dropped significantly afterwards

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Russia removed Saturday and Sunday from the calendar for 11 years to create a "continuous working week" from 1929 to 1940.

Months after the Saturday Night Massacre, President Nixon blamed the media, establishment, partisans and the special prosecutor's staff for trying to take him down, and still had many supporters - source

The Blues Brothers with John Belushi and Dan Akroyd toured as a real band for some times, despite starting as a joke sketch on Saturday Night Live. The band opened up for the Grateful Dead in 1978. - source

In 2012, over 1 million residents in the Zimbabwe city of Bulawayo were asked to flush their toilets exactly at 7:30 PM on a Saturday to unblock and clear out the sewer system of the city.

Henry Ford was the first industrial giant to give his workers both Saturday and Sunday off, in hope that it would encourage more leisure use of automobiles - and thus popularising the idea of the "weekend". - source

On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke.

In the memorable Saved By The Bell episode where Jessie gets addicted to caffeine pills, writers had initially planned to make her addicted to speed. However NBC vetoed the idea; feeling that the topic was "too serious" for a Saturday morning kid's show.

Conspiracy Theory Rock - A Banned Segment from Saturday Night Live, part of a March 1998 "TV Funhouse" segment, has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared because it "wasn't funny".

In 1977 Saturday Night Live had an "Anyone Can Host" contest and the winner was an 80-year old woman named Miskel Spillman.

In 1915, The New York Times invited unborn public officials to attend the opening of the Louis H. Eisenlohr box, 100 years from then. Which will be on the second saturday of 2015.

Eddie Murphy almost didn't get a spot on the Saturday Night Live cast because "the black cast member had already been chosen".

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Google searches for search term "fucked" peak consistently on every Saturday at 4:00 AM (Data via Google Trends)

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Interesting facts about saturday

Saturday morning cartoons vanished in the 2000's largely due to the "Children's TV Act" requiring stations to have 3 hours of educational/informational (E/I) programming per week. To avoid the stations affiliates scheduling the E/I during their weekday shows, Saturday morning's took the hit.

The Blues Brothers started out as a warm up act on Saturday Night live to get the crowd going before they went on air.

Fox News, trying to compete with The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, launched a satirical comedy show called the 1/2 Hour News Hour. It received "historically poor reviews" and was cancelled in its first season.

The majority of nations hold their elections on either Saturday or Sunday. The US, UK and Canada are part of the minority of nations that traditionally hold elections on a weekday.

In a 1982 Saturday Night Live routine, Eddie Murphy had the audience call in to decide if 'Larry The Lobster' would live or be boiled on live TV.

Scooby-Doo was the result of CBS and Hanna-Barbera's plans to create a non-violent Saturday morning TV program that would appease the parent watch groups that had protested the superhero-based programs of the mid-1960s.

In Jackass' infancy, Saturday Night Live offered the cast to perform a weekly stunt on the show, but it was declined in favor of the standalone show

Patrick Stewart watched Galaxy Quest in a full theatre on a Saturday night, and laughed louder than anyone there

In Helsinki, every third Saturday of February, May, August, and November is known as 'Restaurant Day,' where anyone can open up a restaurant anywhere.

Chevy Chase once played the drums in a band. He went on to Saturday Night Live, the band went on to become Steely Dan.

Homer Simpson was born on May 12 1956, meaning that the Springfield resident turns 62 this Saturday

That, following the introduction of the double-blade razor, the first-ever episode of "Saturday Night Live" featured a fake advertisement for a triple-blade razor, with the slogan: "Because you'll believe anything."

In 1908 a New England mill became the first American factory to institute the 5 day week. It did so to accommodate Jewish workers whose observance of Saturday sabbath forced them to work on Sundays, which offended some in the Christian majority. Other factories followed suit soon after.

Chris Farley hosted Saturday Night Live just two months before his death by a drug overdose in 1997. The opening skit for the episode had Farley trying to convince Lorne Michaels to let him host, telling him he was clean and sober. The skit, and his opening monologue were cut from re-runs

I learned the concept of the weekend is, in most part, owed to Henry Ford. Christian laborers would always request Sunday for a day off and the large Jewish immigrant population always requested Saturdays off as the traditional day of rest.

Saturday morning cartoon ad bumpers (“After these messages...”) were introduced due to concerns that “children ‘cannot distinguish conceptually between programming and advertising.”

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" is the cold open for SNL because the original title of the show was "NBC's Saturday Night" with no "live" in the name.

St. Maria Skobtsova, an ex-revolutionary, twice married, smoking nun that helped forge baptismal certificates for Parisian Jews; she was discovered by the Gestapo, and died at Ravensbruck on Holy Saturday, 1945.

Two attorneys general resigned on a single night, in protest after President Nixon asked them to fire an independent special prosecutor looking into the Watergate scandal. It became known as the Saturday Night Massacre

Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine made its international debut on Saturday Night Live. The band was going to play two songs, but as they hung inverted American flags from their amplifiers, they were expelled from the building after finishing the first song.

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