Weekend Update

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Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch and fictional news program that comments on and parodies current events.wikipedia
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List of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches

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It is the show's longest-running recurring sketch, having been on since the show's first broadcast, and is typically presented in the middle of the show immediately after the first musical performance.

Saturday Night Live cast members

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One or two of the players are cast in the role of news anchor, presenting gag news items based on current events and acting as hosts for occasional editorials, commentaries, or other performances by other cast members or guests.
The chart also shows whether the cast member has served as a guest host, appeared as the anchorperson of the "Weekend Update" segment (by any of its titles), or has been the subject of their own "Best of" home video collection.

Chevy Chase

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Chevy Chase has said that Weekend Update – which he started as anchor in 1975 – paved the way for comedic news shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Weekend Update was created by original anchor Chevy Chase and SNL writer Herb Sargent, and appeared on the first SNL broadcast on October 11, 1975.
He became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show.

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Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch and fictional news program that comments on and parodies current events.
Of the many roles available in the show, one of the longest-running and most coveted is being the host of Weekend Update, a segment which has alternated between having one or two hosts, and which allows the cast members involved to perform as themselves and be on camera for an extended period of time.

Herb Sargent

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Weekend Update was created by original anchor Chevy Chase and SNL writer Herb Sargent, and appeared on the first SNL broadcast on October 11, 1975.
During his tenure at Saturday Night Live, he and Chevy Chase created Weekend Update, the longest-running sketch in the show's history, and one of the longest running sketches on television.

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Litella was later replaced by another Radner character, consumer affairs reporter Roseanne Roseannadanna, who would attempt to answer a viewer question, but would ultimately digress into a graphic story involving some gross bodily function – often featuring an interaction with a celebrity figure – which Curtin would finally interrupt, tersely pointing out to her, "Roseanne, you're making me sick."
Roseanne Roseannadanna is one of several recurring characters created and portrayed by Gilda Radner on Weekend Update in the early seasons of Saturday Night Live (SNL).

Dan Aykroyd

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Curtin finished Season 2 solo, but was then paired with co-anchors Dan Aykroyd (1977–1978) and Bill Murray (1978–1980), with Aykroyd being "promoted" to "Station Manager" in September 1978.
He also co-hosted the Weekend Update segment for one season with Jane Curtin, known particularly for their point-counterpoint debates enlivened with vicious personal insults including his catchphrase "Jane, you ignorant slut".

Garrett Morris

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In addition, Garrett Morris parodied the practice of a picture insert of a person simultaneously giving the news read in sign language for the hearing impaired in "The News for the Hard of Hearing".
Another recurring bit, used in the newscast segment "Weekend Update", involved Morris being presented as "President of the New York School for the hard of hearing" and assisting the newscaster by shouting the main headlines, in a parody of the then-common practice of providing sign language interpretation in an inset on the screen as an aid to the deaf viewer.

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead

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Chase popularized several catchphrases during the segment, such as his "I'm Chevy Chase... and you're not" greeting; and his repeated announcement that "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead".
After Franco's death, Chevy Chase, reader of the news on NBC's Saturday Night's comedic news segment Weekend Update, announced Franco's death and read a quotation from Richard Nixon: "General Franco was a loyal friend and ally of the United States. He earned worldwide respect for Spain through firmness and fairness."

Jane Curtin

Jane Curtin substituted for Chase during Season 2 for a few shows due to Chase's injury and replaced him when he left in the fall of 1976 and stayed as anchor until the end of Season 5 in 1980.
Curtin anchored SNL's "Weekend Update" segment from 1976 to 1977, and was paired with Dan Aykroyd from 1977 to 1978 and Bill Murray from 1978 to 1980.

Emily Litella

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Also included was Gilda Radner's character Emily Litella.
Emily Litella is an elderly woman with a hearing problem who appeared 26 times on SNL's Weekend Update op-ed segment in the late 1970s.

Gail Matthius

Charles Rocket (later teamed with Gail Matthius) anchored during the one-season (1980–1981) tenure of new executive producer Jean Doumanian.
She was a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live during its critical and ratings low point at the time (the 1980–1981 season headed by Jean Doumanian), and co-anchored the Weekend Update segment with Charles Rocket in 1981.

Brad Hall

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Brad Hall took over the desk of the retitled "Saturday Night News" in 1982 through most of the 1983 season.
He is best known as a Weekend Update news anchor on Saturday Night Live and for creating the sitcoms The Single Guy and Watching Ellie.

Charles Rocket

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Charles Rocket (later teamed with Gail Matthius) anchored during the one-season (1980–1981) tenure of new executive producer Jean Doumanian.
Rocket was tapped to anchor Weekend Update, and was featured in more sketches than any other male cast member that season with the exception of Joe Piscopo.

Dennis Miller

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The new anchor was Dennis Miller, who remained in the chair for six years, the longest run for a solo Weekend Update anchor.
Miller is listed as 21st on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, and was ranked as the best host of SNL's Weekend Update by Vulture.com.

Gilda Radner

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Also included was Gilda Radner's character Emily Litella.
She also played the character Emily Litella, an elderly, hearing-impaired woman who gave angry and misinformed editorial replies on "Weekend Update".

John Belushi

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Other popular running features were John Belushi giving editorials that usually ended with him working himself into a frenzy and stating "But Noooooo..."
Over his four-year tenure at SNL, Belushi developed a series of successful characters, including the belligerent Samurai Futaba, Henry Kissinger, Ludwig van Beethoven, the Greek owner of the Olympia Café, Captain James T. Kirk, and a contributor of furious opinion pieces on Weekend Update, during which he coined his catchphrase, "But N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!"

Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald, whom Chase called "the only other guy who did [the segment] funny", took over the role for Season 20.
He was a cast member for five seasons on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years.

Mary Gross

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Brian Doyle-Murray was teamed first with Mary Gross, then going solo for three months, then back with Gross for one more month before finally being teamed with Christine Ebersole for the remainder of the season.
Gross became co-anchor of SNL's Weekend Update segment during her first season.

Colin Quinn

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One of the most frequent guest correspondents during Macdonald's run was Joe Blow (played by Colin Quinn), a blue-collar guy who would rant about things that bother him.
On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on MTV's 1980s game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick, and as host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.

Kevin Nealon

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Kevin Nealon took over with his "Mr. Subliminal" character and as the straight man in many highlights such as "Operaman" and "Cajun Man" (with both characters being played by Adam Sandler), and Chris Farley's "Bennett Brauer" character.
He also anchored Weekend Update from 1991 to 1994.

Al Franken

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Al Franken, whose history with SNL dated back to 1975, had been lobbying to replace Nealon as Weekend Update host – and left the show after losing the anchor spot.
On Weekend Update near the end of Season 5, Franken delivered a commentary called "A Limo for a Lame-O".

Jimmy Fallon

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Among the candidates were stand-up comics Kevin Brennan and Jeffrey Ross, and two duos– Ana Gasteyer and Chris Parnell; and Jimmy Fallon and writer Tina Fey.
Fallon remained on SNL for six years between 1998 and 2004, co-hosting the program's Weekend Update segment and becoming a celebrity in the process.

Saturday Night Live (season 2)

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Jane Curtin substituted for Chase during Season 2 for a few shows due to Chase's injury and replaced him when he left in the fall of 1976 and stayed as anchor until the end of Season 5 in 1980.
Meanwhile during the season Chevy Chase left the show after an injury, he returned for Weekend Update in a wheelchair for three episodes before leaving for good.

Tina Fey

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Among the candidates were stand-up comics Kevin Brennan and Jeffrey Ross, and two duos– Ana Gasteyer and Chris Parnell; and Jimmy Fallon and writer Tina Fey.
She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment and, later, for her satirical portrayal of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in subsequent guest appearances.