For many years, I have enjoyed watching Saturday Night Live and I was very excited, and slightly surprised, that the program just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Saturday evenings were when I would struggle with sleepiness to stay awake long enough to watch the show and have some laughs. And SNL was certainly one of the first programs I entered into my digital video recorder. This television program has had an incredibly successful run, hence the recently aired SNL 40th Anniversary special, but it also had its share of some difficult years. I give a lot of credit to Lorne Michaels, (producer), who has believed in and stuck with SNL for the long haul. By not resting on his laurels, and enduring the difficult times and working hard, Lorne, NBC, and the various SNL cast members have created a very successful television legacy.