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Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season
- Saturday Night Live

Overview - With relevant satire that's just as funny today as it was in 1975, the first season of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE still triggers giggles from people even if they weren't even born when Gerald Ford was in office. The famous "Not Ready for Primetime Players" made their debut in this revolutionary sketch comedy show created by Lorne Michaels.  Read more...

 
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Overview

With relevant satire that's just as funny today as it was in 1975, the first season of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE still triggers giggles from people even if they weren't even born when Gerald Ford was in office. The famous "Not Ready for Primetime Players" made their debut in this revolutionary sketch comedy show created by Lorne Michaels. Chevy Chase is hilarious as the first anchor of Weekend Update, and John Belushi shines as both Don Corleone and a samurai working at a deli. Whether playing a young girl or confused commentator Emily Latella, Gilda Radner is pitch perfect. Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd, and Laraine Newman round out this spectacular cast that has never been equaled in more than three decades of the show. This season began the show's tradition of getting top guest hosts including Richard Pryor, Buck Henry, and Candice Bergen. Musical guests include classic artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, ABBA, and Carly Simon. Each episode is in its original 90-minute format.

Cast List

Dan Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Daniel Edward Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Don Pardo
Albert Brooks - Actor/writer/director
Albert Einstein - Actor/writer/director
Simon and Garfunkel - Popular folk band of the 1960s and '70s.
Richard Pryor - African American actor, comedian
Chevy Chase - American actor, comedian, VACATION
Cornelius Crane Chase - American actor, comedian, VACATION
John Belushi - American Actor/Comedian, ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
Abba - Swedish Pop Group 1970s-1980s
Carly Simon - American Singer/Songwriter
Laraine Newman - Actress, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Gilda Radner - American comedienne
Buck Henry - Comic, Writer, Actor, Director
Buck Henry Zuckerman - Comic, Writer, Actor, Director
George Carlin - Comedian, actor
Jane Curtin - American actress, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Gary Weis - American Director
Candice Bergen - American Film and Television Actress, MURPHY BROWN
Lorne Michaels - Saturday Night Live creator/producer

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 1593
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025193056528
  • Genre: Television: Series
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: April 2010

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Reviews:
"[The season] where the format was being invented on the fly....They had one of the century's crystallizing pop culture syntheses..." -- Grade: A - 12/08/2006 Entertainment Weekly, p.66


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he music is as good as ever -- particularly the three-song Simon and Garfunkel reunion." - 12/28/2006 Rolling Stone, p.122


5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he humour is as fresh as ever....Simply peerless entertainment." - 03/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.118


3 stars out of 5 -- "For a post-Vietnam, post-Nixon audience of young, cynical adults SNL was outrageous, unique and totally relevant." - 07/01/2007 Total Film, p.141


3 stars out of 5 -- "[Belushi] shows himself to have possessed from the outset a warm genius for engaging physical comedy." - 08/01/2007 Uncut, p.136

 
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