SummaryDon’t question Dick Ebersol – not if you want face-time on “Saturday Night Live” these days. He single-handedly restructured the entire show, altering it from an ensemble production to a one-man showcase of Eddie Murphy’s talents – or so it may seem, since the rest of the cast, save for Joe Piscopo, hardly appear on the show. Mary Gross and Tim Kazurinzky manage to star in a few sketches now and then, but most future audiences are surprised to learn that Julia Louis-Dreyfus began performing on “Saturday Night Live” this season. Not so hard to overlook, since much of the focus of the season surrounded the mysterious assassination of Buckwheat, which spawned a Kennenedy-esque reporting style from news sources around the globe.
Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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