On May 17, 1976, in Los Angeles at the 28th Prime Time Emmy Awards hosted by John Denver and Mary Tyler Moore something amazing happened….
NBC’s Saturday Night took home the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy / Variety or Music Series beating out the legendary Carol Burnett for the award. This would be the first of their 86 Prime Time Emmys with over 252 nominations as of this recording – a record that will likely never be broken.
Yet storm clouds were on the horizon and not just for our Not Ready For Prime Time Players but for the world.
Over the summer some of our players vacationed together at The Joshua Tree Hotel to celebrate their championship season – not knowing that in a short amount of time their #1 star from that first season would be staying out west and they would be in search of a replacement as well as a new name for the show…
Yet as one star faded another brighter star would emerge and that star would quickly take Season 2 of the newly titled Saturday Night Live into the stratosphere and all of us would come along for the ride.
The reign of John Belushi was about to begin!
So, it’s time to sit back and relax Mom and Dad won’t be back for at least an hour and Welcome To The Latch Key Kids Presents “Ready For Prime Time Players Part IV: Feelin’ Alright”