Beginning in September, Yahoo! will become the exclusive online home of the massive 38-year
Beginning in September, Yahoo! will become the exclusive online home of the massive 38-year archive of “Saturday Night Live” shows. The show has picked up 36 prime-time Emmy awards in various categories over the years. Here are five noteworthy episodes:
v First Emmys: Won for the writing on the Jan. 10, 1976, episode hosted by Elliot Gould. This episode also is notable as Lorne Michaels’ first appearance on the show he helped create. Chevy Chase picked up one for performance by a supporting actor in a variety or music series for the Jan. 17 show hosted by Buck Henry. Show director Dave Wilson won a directing award for his work on the Oct. 18, 1975, episode hosted by Paul Simon. And Lorne Michaels picked up one for producing the outstanding comedy-variety or music series of 1975-76.
v Individual performance: Chevy Chase was the show’s first star, and solidified that rep with an individual Emmy win in 1976. But of all the other stars the show helped create, Gilda Radner is the only other one to be singled out. She picked up an individual performance Emmy for her work during the show’s third season.
v Betty White’s triumph: An online movement to get Betty White to host “SNL” resulted in the show’s second Emmy win in the category of guest actress in a comedy series. The White-hosted episode aired May 8, 2010.
v Justin Timberlake can’t lose: The song-and-dance man proved his talent with comedy by hosting “SNL” five times, beginning in 2003. Two of his hosting jobs, on May 9, 2009, and May 21, 2011, won Emmys for performance by a guest actor in a comedy series.
v More Timberlake: Timberlake also won Emmys for outstanding original music and lyrics for his Dec. 16, 2006, performance with Andy Samberg. Timberlake’s musical monologue from the 2011 episode also won this award.
“How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m., CBS): It’s time for Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) bachelor party. Of course, it will be legendary — as long as his mom (Frances Conroy) and Ralph Macchio don’t ruin his “bro mitzvah.”
“Warehouse 13” (10 p.m., Syfy): “Warehouse 13” picks right up from the midseason cliffhanger as the team continues its frantic search for a cure against the “sweating sickness” pandemic triggered by Artie (Saul Rubinek).
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Heavy rain fails to dampen jazz fest
A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on.
A soaked Dave Matthews and his band played through a strong downpour at the tail end of the closing weekend, much to the fans’ delight as they danced along with him and cheered him through the bad weather.
Matthews ended his performance just before a flash of lightning and strong thunder echoed his goodbyes to the crowd, which stretched to the back track and beyond despite the weather, as is usual for that stage.