Feb 15, 2015

SNL Celebrates 40 Years...Brings Back Memories!

It’s Sunday morning and I’m anticipating the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary show airing tonight.  I remember watching the show in its early beginning in the late 70’s as a teenager.  Of course, there are so many favorite skits and bits that I’m sure we’ll all be reminded of in tonight’s show.  Can’t wait!

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This morning I was watching NBC Today Sunday Morning show and was intrigued by their story on the SNL Cue-Card Guy.  Check out the link and watch Wally’s interesting story on being the SNL cue card guy for the last 25 years.  He must have a million great backstage stories!!


His story did serve as a reminder of one of my most fun memories of SNL. I visited the SNL studio on a tour of Rockefeller Center probably around 30 years ago. I wish I could say I actually went to a live show, but the next best thing, was seeing the studio and remembering my amazement of how small the studio was. Actually, most of the studios in the building were smaller than you might imagine. 

If you’re as old as I am, you might remember "The Phil Donahue Show," which was the other studio we toured.  Holy wow! This was a long time ago.

The other great memory of Rockefeller Center was touring one of the NBC News studios and I got the chance to be the “pretend” weather girl on the TV screen.  Undoubtedly and for certain NOT “Live!”

Also, looking back, the most meaningful to me, now, was that I had the chance to visit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

New York City is an amazing place, however, the taxi cab jaunts were comparative to a wild amusement ride! Whoa...what an experience! 

This Minnesota girl realized it’s just a great city to visit and there’s no place like home!

Put your smile on,
Laurie O

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