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What to Watch If You Love 'Saturday Night Live' 

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Updated December 11, 2019 20 votes 5 voters 35 items

List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of Saturday Night Live will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live is a brilliant sketch comedy series that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like Saturday Night Live, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to Saturday Night Live often deal in comedy sketches, or simply love absurd humor, and if you’re looking for more laughs, 30 Rock is sure to fill the void. This show is a thinly-veiled paradoy of Saturday Night Live written and starring many of the people who worked on the show. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Saturday Night Live, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Coneheads, for instance. This movie, and many others, have spun-off from the series, and is a great choice for any SNL fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of Saturday Night Live’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like SNL, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

So, what are your favorite Saturday Night Live-esque movies and TV shows? Vote the best projects up to the top of this list.

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Saturday Night Live'
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30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey. Head writer Liz Lemon (Fey) tries to run her sketch comedy show, while dealing with an arrogant boss (Alec Baldwin), an unpredictable movie star (Tracy Jordan), and an insecure actress (Jane Krakowski). ...more on Wikipedia

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Saturday Night Live'
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All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place, picked up where All in the Family had ended. That sitcom lasted another four years, ending its run in 1983. Produced by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin and starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, and Sally Struthers, All in the Family revolves around the life of a working class bigot and his family. ...more on Wikipedia

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All That is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Saturday Night Live'
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All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten seasons, and was revived in 2019 with original cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell serving as executive producers. All That features original short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests aimed toward a younger audience. The show's sketches parody contemporary culture and are performed by a large and varying cast of child and teen actors. ...more on Wikipedia

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A Night at the Roxbury ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Saturday Night Live'
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A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 American comedy film based on a recurring skit on television's long-running Saturday Night Live called "The Roxbury Guys". Saturday Night Live regulars Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, Mark McKinney and Colin Quinn star. In the original sketches, Doug and Steve were often joined by that night's host, though this aspect of the sketch was not included in the film. Other roles include Jennifer Coolidge as a police officer, Chazz Palminteri's uncredited role as gregarious night club impresario Mr. Benny Zadir, and Colin Quinn as his bodyguard Dooey. Ex-SNLer Mark McKinney has a cameo as a priest officiating a wedding. ...more on Wikipedia

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