In the wonderful behind-the-scenes series Creating Saturday Night Live, crew member Wally Feresten speaks first hand to the show’s long history with cue cards. Feresten explains that while cue cards were necessary in the show’s first few years, the tradition has carried on through to this day. So much that Feresten has become an ad hoc, but much loved member of the cast.
Saturday Night Live’s cue card supervisor, Wally Feresten, gives a behind-the-scenes look at an integral and iconic part of the show’s production.
Love ya Wally. https://t.co/IZlGcvnU98
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 30, 2019
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