- “Tunnel Vision” Redux: Did a Kremlin-backed Russian TV network hack into C-SPAN?
- “Tell them they can laugh at me”: Remembering the humorous side of David Bowie
- Katrina Diaspora: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “New Orleans Music in Exile”
- “Junior High School”: The musical that found the high notes of your awkward hormone-driven years!
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
- Subway Blues: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “Last of the Mississippi Jukes”
- Night Flight’s World Music Library: Featuring eight music docs by Moroccan-born producer/director Izza Génini
- Night Flight’s Stuart Samuels tells us about co-producing “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”
- Something Weird is happenin’ on Night Flight: Check out our classic cult, hippie & biker flicks, drive-in sleaze and exploitation movies!
- Night Flight brings you Italo-West from Wild East: Imported Spaghetti Westerns
All posts tagged "Saturday Night Live"
“Not Necessarily The News”: HBO’s ’80s news satire paved the way for “The Daily Show” & other TV parodies
Years before Comedy Central’s beloved “The Daily Show“ premiered on July 22, 1996 — in the evening time slot previously occupied by Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” (which had been snapped up by the ABC network), and originally...
- Posted January 2, 2017
“New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones”: L.A. punk band Fear on “SNL” in ’81 & “New Wave Theatre” in ’82
In this 1982 episode of “New Wave Theatre“ — watch it in its entirety now on Night Flight Plus — Lee Ving and his band Fear slam their way through “New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones,”...
- Posted October 5, 2016
“Ohh Noo…”: Night Flight fondly remembers Mr. Bill, one of our 80s TV show’s favorite features
One of the highlights of of our “History of Night Flight” episode — it originally aired on June 4, 1987, and you can now watch it in its entirety on our Night Flight Plus channel — is...
- Posted September 20, 2016
“The Church of Unlimited Credit”: A “Second City TV” televangelist skit with Robin Williams and Martin Short
On November 26, 1982, Robin Williams was a guest star on “Second City TV” and in this memorable skit, one of two featured during the episode, he’s seen portraying a TV evangelist named Reverend Gene Filler, of...
- Posted January 8, 2016
National Lampoon alumnus Michael O’Donoghue’s “Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video”: Not ready for prime time!
The 1979 feature-length film Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video — correctly billed at the time as “the TV show that can’t be shown on TV” — was originally produced on videotape as an NBC television special that would...
- Posted September 25, 2015
Michael O’Donoghue on Kafka, Belushi & drugs: An excerpt from Martin Torgoff’s Can’t Find My Way Home
In this interview with writer Michael O’Donoghue, after he’d apparently had a “rather raucous party” at his place the night before, on Halloween, the Emmy-winning first head writer of “Saturday Night Live!” and major contributor to National...
- Posted September 18, 2015
Banned from “SNL”: Robert Smigel’s “Conspiracy Theory Rock”
On March 14, 1998, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” aired the Robert Smigel animated short film, “Conspiracy Theory Rock,” a parody of the beloved “Schoolhouse Rock” cartoons of the 70s, and then they never aired it again, snipping...
- Posted September 12, 2015
“Failing to Surf”: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd take Brian Wilson surfing in 1976
In the summer of 1976, for a sketch for an NBC-TV special called “It’s OK,” John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd showed up at the Bel Air home of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson with a citation, citing...
- Posted June 5, 2015