"That's the news, and I am out of here!" Dennis Miller always quipped at the end of "Weekend Update". And at the end of the 1990 season, he meant it - he was leaving for good, and not planning to "pathetically" hang around the set like Jon Lovitz did all season! With the departure of "Saturday Night Live"'s longest-running anchorman, someone had to take over the show's news segment. The assignment was given to frequent "Update" correspondent Kevin Nealon, a move which created a visible line among fans of "SNL". Some will argue that Nealon had poor delivery, while others applaud his ability to come across sounding like a real newsman.
The 1991 season may also be remembered for having the longest opening credits ever, with performers being announced in three different categories.