Vital Information

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All That
Cast members featured
Appeared in
Seasons 1-4 (anchored by Lori Beth Denberg)
Seasons 5-6 (anchored by Danny Tamberelli)
Season 10 (anchored by Lil' JJ)

"Vital Information" was a recurring sketch on All That. It appeared from seasons 1-6, and was revived in season 10. In those seven seasons, it was hosted by Lori Beth Denberg in seasons 1-4 and in the 10th Anniversary show, Danny Tamberelli from season five to six, and Lil' JJ in season ten. It can be seen as the All That version of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live.

Because All That is limited to a single half hour, as opposed to the 90-minute SNL, there was no time allotted for an actual newscast. It also takes place at a newsdesk, and both skit names involve giving the viewers some sort of news. The similarity is strengthened in the final season of All That, where JJ would only appear in "Vital Information". At the time where Tina Fey was a Weekend Update anchor, she was also head writer, it was the only sketch she would appear in. When Seth Meyers achieved the position after her departure, Meyers also relegated his regular skit appearances to Update.


  • This sketch was the longest running sketch on All That.