40 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury and Queen Rise to ‘SNL’ Pressure
Missed opportunities marked the legendary band's only 'Saturday Night Live' appearance.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Richard Pryor Show’ Begins Its Brief Run
His hosting 'SNL' should have tipped off NBC, but they gave him a show anyway.
45 Years Ago: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Sets New Road-Pic Template
In 1977, Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason gave CB radios and car chases their big-screen moment.
When Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo Teamed Up to Take Down ‘Ebony and Ivory’
Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra give new spin on Paul McCartney's hit song.
How Steve Martin Hassled Hollywood in ‘Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid’
Classic noir films are given new life in Carl Reiner's 1982 comedy.
40 Years Ago: Danny DeVito Buys ‘Taxi’ Reprieve With ‘SNL’ Stunt
With his TV show nearing cancellation, diminutive star brought out castmates to save fledgling series.
40 Years Ago: CBS Yanks the Plug on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
"Up and Down the Dial" marked final outing, as staff fought owner over station's rock 'n' roll format.
How Gilbert Gottfried Thrived During ‘SNL”s Worst Season
Brief but notable tenure gave late comedian plenty of great stories.
40 Years Ago: Richard Pryor Perfects Stand-Up on ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’
Legendary comic's 1982 concert film set standard for the big screen.
40 Years Ago: John Belushi’s Death Shocks the Comedy World
Comedian was found dead on March 5, 1982.