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My "Saturday Night Live" Memories

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When Ted Conroy was a page for "SNL" he met one of his comedy heroes. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015)

When the first season of NBC's sketch-comedy show “Saturday Night Live” aired in 1975, observers called it risky. It was broadcast live, had a relatively young cast and did not rely on canned laughter. The show “begs for trouble,” wrote a New York Times critic.

Forty years later, Emmy-winning “SNL” is still poking fun at politics and culture, and helping launch the careers of many up-and-coming actors and actresses. 

Ted Conroy, a former "SNL" Page who worked with the show for a few months in 2012, remembers encountering one famous actor during his brief time with the show. Check out the video above.

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