Off Week 37: The New Show Episode 1

That Week In SNL (A Vintage Saturday Night Live Podcast)

Aug 19 2022 • 1 hr 17 mins

Before his return to SNL, Lorne Michaels made a small, rather inauspicious sketch comedy pit stop with 1984's The New Show. Lasting only a scant 9 weeks as one of the lowest rated shows of the season, the show nevertheless pointed towards the future of SNL itself, though no one knew it at the time. We dig into the first episode.

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