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Cool ‘Saturday Night Live’ exhibit is closest fans will get to being on set

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NEW YORK -- It's the longest running comedy in television history.

"Saturday Night Live" recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

And now super-fans can see the day-to-day inner workings of what really happens at "30 Rock" leading up to Saturday Night's live show.

For anyone who’s ever wanted to take a turn against "Turd Ferguson" on Celebrity Jeopardy" or "Party On" in the basement with Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World," this may be the closest thing to doing it.

Saturday Night Live premiered on Oct. 11, 1975,  and for 40 years has introduced the world to some of the funniest characters and memorable comedians.

"Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition" is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to put on the weekly live show.

Videos, original scripts, and the iconic costumes worn by some of the biggest stars fill the new exhibit, located at 417 Fifth Avenue.

Like the cheerleader outfits that Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri used to cheer on the Spartans chess team. And Chris Farley's suit straight from his closet in his van down by the river.

The creative director says unlike on the real show, where sets are made in a matter of days, the builders of the exhibit spent at least 26 weeks putting it all together.