VIDEO: Boehner & Bachmann Celebrate Government Shutdown on SNL
On last night's SNL, Speaker John Boehner and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann celebrate the government shutdown by throwing a raucous house party.
Miley Cyrus pulled double duty as host and featured musical guest on last night's episode of SNL.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: "In Defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.