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SNL-The Complete First Season
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Learn more about SNL Saturday Night Live-Complete 1st Season:

Format: DVD
Sku: 203329499
UPC: 025193056528
UPC 14: 00025193056528
Rating: NR
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1975 - 1976.
Features all 24 episodes from the first season
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Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/25/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 1594 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1975
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61030565
Video UPC UPC: 00025193056528
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 8

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review DVD Review: Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season
By: El Bicho Reviews
Published on: 12/4/2006 10:13 PM
You'll have a good night and a pleasant tomorrow with this landmark set in your DVD collection. After Johnny Carson’s request that NBC stop airing Best of Carson on the weekends, the network wanted to fill the gap with a 90-minute variety show. Former Laugh-In writer Lorne Michaels was hired to run the show, and the rest is television history, but how many people actually know the entire history? the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Chevy Chase
Video Cast Info Dan Aykroyd
Video Cast Info Garrett Morris
Video Cast Info Gilda Radner
Video Cast Info Jane Curtin
Video Cast Info John Belushi
Video Cast Info Laraine Newman
Video Cast Info Michael O'Donoghue
Video Cast Info Alexander Buono - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Alexander Serpico, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Asa Taccone, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Dave Wilson, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info George Carlin - Featuring
Video Cast Info Lily Tomlin - Featuring
Video Cast Info Lorne Michaels - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Neal Marshad - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Perry Sachs, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Richard Pryor - Featuring
Video Cast Info Rob Reiner - Featuring
Video Cast Info Robert Smigel - Producer


Winner (1976)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Lorne Michaels, Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, Chevy Chase, Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music
   Video Award Name Emmy, Dave Wilson, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, Al Franken, et. al., Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series

Nominee (1976)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Edie Baskin, Bob Pook, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences

Professional Reviews

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

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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Saturday Night Live
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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