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'SNL' Lampoons Late-Night Mess With Sketch

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 05:55 PM

"Saturday Night Live" has entered the late-night fray, lampooning the mess involving Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.

"SNL" opened Saturday's show with a sketch featuring cast member Bill Hader as O'Brien and Darrell Hammond as Leno, brought together on CNN's "Larry King Live." O'Brien was portrayed as somewhat humorless, while Leno needed to be cut off from automatically going into a monologue routine.

Jason Sudeikis made a cameo as a giggling David Letterman, perpetually throwing pencils at the camera.

"SNL" is close to the late-night shuffle and not just because it shares NBC as a network.

"SNL" creator Lorne Michaels was executive producer of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" before O'Brien took over the "Tonight" show. Michaels also produces O'Brien's replacement: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

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