SNL Saturday Night Live-Complete 1st Season

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on 1/30/2013

I think every fan of SNL should own the first season on dvd. It is rare that such great comedic talent was consolidated on one show. Chevy Chase was the obvious breakout star of season one. Season one was a feeling out season. The first episode doesn't resemble anything structure-wise to the format we are used to now. They hit their stride about four episodes in. This season is a must have for any SNL fan and the price is relatively low.

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Features all 24 episodes from the first season


Studio Universal
SKU 203329499
UPC 025193056528
UPC 14 00025193056528
Format DVD
Release Date 4/25/2010
Rating NR
Classic Television
Comedy Skits
Live Performances
Television Programs
Television Shows
Editors Note
Note 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.
Entertainment Weekly "[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 p.66
Rolling Stone 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 p.122
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he humour is as fresh as ever....Simply peerless entertainment." 03/01/2007 p.118
Total Film 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 p.141
Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Belushi] shows himself to have possessed from the outset a warm genius for engaging physical comedy." 08/01/2007 p.136
Albert Brooks
Gary Weis
Dan Aykroyd
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Chevy Chase
Cast & Crew
Alexander Buono - Cinematographer
Alexander Serpico, et. al. - Editor
Asa Taccone, et. al. - Original Music By
Chevy Chase - Actor
Dan Aykroyd - Actor
Dave Wilson, et. al. - Director
Garrett Morris - Actor
George Carlin - Featuring
Gilda Radner - Actor
Jane Curtin - Actor
John Belushi - Actor
Laraine Newman - Actor
Lily Tomlin - Featuring
Lorne Michaels - Executive Producer
Michael O'Donoghue - Actor
Neal Marshad - Cinematographer
Perry Sachs, et. al. - Writer
Richard Pryor - Featuring
Rob Reiner - Featuring
Robert Smigel - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1975
Catalog ID 61030565
UPC 00025193056528
Number of Discs 8
Running Time 1594 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Winner (1976) Emmy, Lorne Michaels, Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series,Emmy, Chevy Chase, Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music,Emmy, Dave Wilson, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series,Emmy, Al Franken, et. al., Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
Nominee (1976) Emmy, Edie Baskin, Bob Pook, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English
Product Attributes
Actor Saturday Night Live
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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