Lorne Michaels knows you think "SNL" used to be better

Michaels discusses "Saturday Night Live," the 40th anniversary and his legacy

Published February 13, 2015 3:42PM (EST)

 Lorne Michaels   (NBC)
Lorne Michaels (NBC)

"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels sat down with the "Today Show's" Matt Lauer to discuss "SNL's" upcoming 40th anniversary show, which airs on Sunday, February 15.

Michaels, who is a master puppeteer of comedy television (with his production company Broadway Video), also discusses his legacy (he's not yet thinking about it yet) and how people have described him ("I'm a serious guy"). Watch below:

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By Sarah Gray

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