I remember taking a tour of Rockefeller Center and visiting the SNL set, and the one thing I thought was most interesting was how the balcony seats were on loan from Yankee Stadium. Steinbrenner thought the show wasn’t going to last so he thought he would just get the seats back. Since that time, superstitious Lorne Michaels has paid a nominal fee for the seats. I’m sure the seats are still in use, but curious if a fee is still paid since the old stadium is no longer in use.
Speaking of SNL, John McCain was on last night’s special was had very warm things to say about the program.
During that special, our local NBC affiliate kept running commercials for the late local news leading with coverage of the massive turnouts at a Tea Party rally only to show pictures of a very sparse crowd. I’m assuming the crowds were large, but not sure why they kept showing the footage of a sparsely field stadium. Here’s one commercial in which the footage is shown and a verbal mixup.