Saturday Night Live: The Early Years

Saturday Night Live: The Early Years

The most hilarious episodes from SNL’s first five seasons featuring the original cast!

The most hilarious episodes from SNL’s first five seasons featuring the original cast!

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“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

The first five years of Saturday Night Live featured some of the most beloved cast members of all time, including Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and Laraine Newman - the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players.” They set the stage for some of the most hilarious television comedy, and it was all live! Now the best of the original cast is available unlike ever before. They’re still not ready for prime time, but now you can watch them any time!

This 12-DVD Collector’s Set Includes:

  • 11 DVDs of the best episodes from Seasons 1-5
  • 30 Complete Episodes
  • The original groundbreaking, irreverent, hilarious cast
  • All-time classic sketches including “Land Shark,” “Word Association,” “The Killer Bees,” “Super Bass-o-Matic,” “Weekend Update,” and so many more
  • Iconic characters including Coneheads, Samurai, Emily Litella, Chevy Chase as President Ford, Shower Mike, The Blues Brothers, Baba Wawa, and more!
  • Plus rare footage of the original cast, including screen tests and interviews
  • Guest Hosts include George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Candice Bergen, Paul Simon, and more!
  • 28-Page Collector’s Book telling the story of the show and all of your favorite “Not Ready For Primetime Players”
  • FREE Bonus DVD with three more classic episodes, including Chevy Chase's return to SNL with music icon Billy Joel, plus the historic 100th episode!

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Volume 1: 6 DVDs

SNL’s comedy revolution starts off with a bang! The best of Seasons 1 and 2 introduce us to iconic characters like the Coneheads, John Belushi’s Samurai, Emily Litella, Chevy Chase as President Ford, Baba Wawa, and so many more!

Along the way, the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” are joined by legendary guest hosts like George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor. Plus, you’ll see exclusive bonus features including screen tests and an interview with the cast and creator Lorne Michaels!

  • Disc 1

    Season 1


    GEORGE CARLIN  

    musical guests 

    BILLY PRESTON, JANIS IAN 

    original air date 

    OCTOBER 11, 1975 

     

    LILY TOMLIN  

    musical guest 

    HOWARD SHORE’S ALL-NURSE BAND  

    original air date 

    NOVEMBER 22, 1975 

     

    RICHARD PRYOR 

    musical guest 

    GIL SCOTT-HERON 

    original air date 

    DECEMBER 13, 1975 

  • Disc 2

    Season 1 

     

    BUCK HENRY  

    musical guests 

    BILL WITHERS, TONI BASIL 

    original air date 

    JANUARY 17, 1976 

     

    DESI ARNAZ 

    musical guest 

    DESI ARNAZ 

    original air date 

    FEBRUARY 21, 1976 

     

    RON NESSEN  

    musical guest 

    PATTI SMITH GROUP 

    original air date 

    APRIL 17, 1976 

  • Disc 3

    Season 1 

     

    MADELINE KAHN  

    musical guest 

    CARLY SIMON 

    original air date 

    MAY 8, 1976 

     

    ELLIOTT GOULD  

    musical guests 

    LEON REDBONE, HARLAN COLLINS & JOYCE EVERSON  

    original air date 

    MAY 29, 1976

     

    BONUS 

    • Screen Tests:
      • Dan Aykroyd
      • Garrett Morris 
      • John Belushi 
      • Laraine Newman 
      • Chevy Chase
      • Gilda Radner
      • Jane Curtin
    • The Tomorrow Show (Original Air Date: September 27, 1975)—TV interview with cast members and producer Lorne Michaels 
  • Disc 4

    Season 2 

     

    ERIC IDLE  

    musical guests 

    JOE COCKER, STUFF 

    original air date 

    OCTOBER 2, 1976 

     

    STEVE MARTIN  

    musical guest 

    KINKY FRIEDMAN 

    original air date 

    OCTOBER 23, 1976 

     

    BUCK HENRY  

    musical guest 

    THE BAND 

    original air date 

    OCTOBER 30, 1976 

  • Disc 5

    Season 2 

     

    PAUL SIMON  

    musical guests 

    PAUL SIMON, GEORGE HARRISON 

    original air date 

    NOVEMBER 20, 1976 

     

    CANDICE BERGEN 

    musical guest 

    FRANK ZAPPA  

    original air date 

    DECEMBER 11, 1976 

     

    STEVE MARTIN  

    musical guest 

    THE KINKS 

    special guest 

    LILY TOMLIN 

    original air date 

    FEBRUARY 26, 1977 

  • Disc 6

    Season 2

    JACK BURNS
    musical guest
    SANTANA
    original air date
    MARCH 26, 1977

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guests
    JENNIFER WARNES, KENNY VANCE
    original air date
    MAY 21, 1977

    BONUS

    • Screen Test: Andy Kaufman

Volume 2: 6 DVDs

By Season 3, the original SNL gang had cemented themselves as comedy legends, and the hits kept on coming. Volume 2 features iconic characters Roseanne Roseannadanna, the Nerds, the wild and crazy Festrunk brothers, a singing King Tut, Father Guido Sarducci, Dan Aykroyd’s French Chef, and so many more!

The cast is once again accompanied by a hilarious stable of guest hosts, from Carrie Fisher, to Charles Grodin, Robert Klein, and the return of Chevy Chase! You’ll also find exclusive bonus features including wardrobe tests and interviews with John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and the creator of Mr. Bill, Walter Williams!  

  • Disc 1

    Season 3 

     

    STEVE MARTIN  

    musical guest 

    JACKSON BROWNE 

    original air date 

    SEPTEMBER 24, 1977 

     

    CHARLES GRODIN  

    musical guests 

    PAUL SIMON & THE PERSUASIONS  

    original air date 

    OCTOBER 29, 1977 

     

    BUCK HENRY  

    musical guest 

    LEON REDBONE 

    original air date 

    NOVEMBER 19, 1977 

  • Disc 2

    Season 3

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guests
    THE DIRT BAND, RANDY NEWMAN
    original air date
    JANUARY 21, 1978

    ROBERT KLEIN
    musical guest
    BONNIE RAITT
    original air date
    JANUARY 28, 1978

    MICHAEL SARRAZIN
    musical guests
    KEITH JARRETT, GRAVITY
    original air date
    APRIL 15, 1978

  • Disc 3

    Season 3

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guest
    THE BLUES BROTHERS
    original air date
    APRIL 22, 1978

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guest
    SUN RA
    original air date
    MAY 20, 1978

    BONUS

    • Wardrobe Test: John Belushi and Howard Shore
  • Disc 4

    Season 4

    THE ROLLING STONES
    special guest
    MAYOR ED KOCH
    original air date
    OCTOBER 7, 1978

    FRED WILLARD
    musical guest
    DEVO
    original air date
    OCTOBER 14, 1978

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guest
    VAN MORRISON
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 4, 1978

  • Disc 5

    Season 4

    CARRIE FISHER
    musical guest
    THE BLUES BROTHERS
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 18, 1978

    WALTER MATTHAU
    musical performance by
    GARRETT MORRIS
    original air date
    DECEMBER 2, 1978

    Season 5

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guest
    BLONDIE
    original air date
    OCTOBER 13, 1979

    BONUS

    • Today (Original Air Date: July 27, 1978)—TV interview with John Belushi
    • Today (Original Air Date: April 14, 1980) —TV interview with Gilda Radner
    • The Tomorrow Show (Original Air Date: October 29, 1979)—TV interview with Walter Williams A.K.A. Mr. Bill
  • Disc 6

    BONUS

    Season 3

    CHEVY CHASE
    musical guest
    BILLY JOEL
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 18, 1978

    Season 4

    ERIC IDLE
    musical guest
    KATE BUSH
    original air date
    DECEMBER 9, 1978

    Season 5

    THE 100TH SHOW
    musical guests
    PAUL SIMON, JAMES TAYLOR, DAVID SANBORN
    original air date
    MARCH 15, 1980

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