Saturday Night Live: The Complete Seasons 1-5

Saturday Night Live: The Complete Seasons 1-5

Every episode from SNL’s hilarious first five seasons all together in one collection.

Every episode from SNL’s hilarious first five seasons all together in one collection.

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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 37-DVD Collector’s Set Includes:

  • Every episode of Seasons 1-5, complete and uncut. That's 106 episodes in total!
  • The original groundbreaking, irreverent, hilarious cast
  • All-time classic sketches including “Land Shark,” “Word Association,” “The Killer Bees,” “Super Bass-o-Matic,” “Weekend Update,” “Mr. Bill,” “The Franken and Davis Show,” “Olympia Café,” “The French Chef,” and so many more.
  • Iconic characters including Coneheads, Samurai, Emily Litella, Chevy Chase as President Ford, Shower Mike, The Blues Brothers, Baba Wawa, Nick the Lounge Singer, The Wild and Crazy Festrunk Brothers, The Loud Family, Buck Henry’s Uncle Roy, and more!
  • Unforgettable guest hosts including Candice Bergen, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Carrie Fisher, Buck Henry, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Walter Matthau, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin, Frank Zappa and more!
  • 28-Page Collector’s Book telling the story of the show and all of your favorite “Not Ready For Primetime Players”
  • Exclusive bonus features, behind-the-scenes footage, screen tests with the entire original cast, and television interviews with the cast and showrunner Lorne Michaels.

SNL: The Complete First Season

Nicknamed “The Not Ready for Prime Time Players,” the original cast of Saturday Night Live ignited a comedy revolution with their mix of irreverent characters and satirical impressions of political figures and pop culture icons. 

From the premiere of this groundbreaking sketch comedy show on October 11, 1975—live from historic Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center—Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner launched themselves into instant stardom.

  • Disc 1

    GEORGE CARLIN
    musical guests
    BILLY PRESTON, JANIS IAN
    original air date
    OCTOBER 11, 1975

    PAUL SIMON
    musical guests
    SIMON & GARFUNKEL, PHOEBE SNOW, RANDY NEWMAN, THE JESSE DIXON SINGERS
    original air date
    OCTOBER 18, 1975

    ROB REINER
    musical performance by
    JOHN BELUSHI as JOE COCKER
    original air date
    OCTOBER 25, 1975

  • Disc 2

    CANDICE BERGEN
    musical guest
    ESTHER PHILLIPS
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 8, 1975

    ROBERT KLEIN
    musical guests
    ABBA, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 15, 1975

    LILY TOMLIN
    musical guest
    HOWARD SHORE’S ALL-NURSE BAND
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 22, 1975

  • Disc 3

    RICHARD PRYOR
    musical guest
    GIL SCOTT-HERON
    original air date
    DECEMBER 13, 1975

    CANDICE BERGEN
    musical guests
    MARTHA REEVES, THE STYLISTICS
    original air date
    DECEMBER 20, 1975

    ELLIOTT GOULD
    musical guest
    ANNE MURRAY
    original air date
    JANUARY 10, 1976

  • Disc 4

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guests
    BILL WITHERS, TONI BASIL
    original air date
    JANUARY 17, 1976

    PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE
    musical guest
    NEIL SEDAKA
    original air date
    JANUARY 24, 1976

    DICK CAVETT
    musical guest
    JIMMY CLIFF
    original air date
    JANUARY 31, 1976

  • Disc 5

    PETER BOYLE
    musical guest
    AL JARREAU
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 14, 1976

    DESI ARNAZ
    musical guest
    DESI ARNAZ
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 21, 1976

    JILL CLAYBURGH
    musical guest
    LEON REDBONE
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 28, 1976

  • Disc 6

    ANTHONY PERKINS
    musical guest
    BETTY CARTER
    original air date
    MARCH 13, 1976

    RON NESSEN
    musical guest
    PATTI SMITH GROUP
    original air date
    APRIL 17, 1976

    RAQUEL WELCH
    musical guests
    PHOEBE SNOW, JOHN SEBASTIAN
    original air date
    APRIL 24, 1976

     

  • Disc 7

    MADELINE KAHN
    musical guest
    CARLY SIMON
    original air date
    MAY 8, 1976

    DYAN CANNON
    musical guests
    LEON & MARY RUSSELL
    original air date
    MAY 15, 1976

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guest
    GORDON LIGHTFOOT
    original air date
    MAY 22, 1976

  • Disc 8

    ELLIOTT GOULD
    musical guests
    LEON REDBONE, HARLAN COLLINS & JOYCE EVERSON
    original air date
    MAY 29, 1976

    LOUISE LASSER
    musical guest
    PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
    original air date
    JULY 24, 1976

    KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
    musical guests
    KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & RITA COOLIDGE
    original air date
    JULY 31, 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

SNL: The Complete Second Season

Although only the second year on the air, the Primetime Emmy® Award-winning 1976–1977 season turned out to be the last for Chevy Chase, but the first for a young comedian named Bill Murray.

The complete second season of SNL contains legendary musical performances by artists Joe Cocker, The Band, Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, Santana and Tom Waits and classic appearances by hosts Lily Tomlin, Norman Lear, Steve Martin, Dick Cavett, Jodie Foster, Candice Bergen, Ralph Nader, Fran Tarkenton, Sissy Spacek, Elliott Gould and Shelley Duvall.

  • Disc 1

    LILY TOMLIN
    musical guest
    JAMES TAYLOR
    original air date
    SEPTEMBER 18, 1976

    NORMAN LEAR
    musical guest
    BOZ SCAGGS
    original air date
    SEPTEMBER 25, 1976

    ERIC IDLE
    musical guests
    JOE COCKER, STUFF
    original air date
    OCTOBER 2, 1976

  • Disc 2

    KAREN BLACK
    musical guest
    JOHN PRINE
    original air date
    OCTOBER 16, 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 3

    DICK CAVETT
    musical guest
    RY COODER
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 13, 1976

    PAUL SIMON
    musical guests
    PAUL SIMON, GEORGE HARRISON
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 20, 1976

    JODIE FOSTER
    musical guest
    BRIAN WILSON
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 27, 1976

  • Disc 4

    CANDICE BERGEN
    musical guest
    FRANK ZAPPA
    original air date
    DECEMBER 11, 1976

    RALPH NADER
    musical guest
    GEORGE BENSON
    original air date
    JANUARY 15, 1977

    RUTH GORDON
    musical guest
    CHUCK BERRY
    special guest
    RICKY JAY
    original air date
    JANUARY 22, 1977

  • Disc 5

    FRAN TARKENTON
    musical guests
    LEO SAYER, DONNIE HARPER & THE VOICES OF TOMORROW
    original air date
    JANUARY 29, 1977

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guest
    THE KINKS
    special guest
    LILY TOMLIN
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 26, 1977

    SISSY SPACEK
    musical guest
    RICHARD BASKIN
    original air date
    MARCH 12, 1977

  • Disc 6

    BRODERICK CRAWFORD
    musical guests
    THE METERS, DR. JOHN, LEVON HELM, PAUL BUTTERFIELD
    special guest
    LINDA RONSTADT
    original air date
    MARCH 19, 1977

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

    JULIAN BOND
    musical guests
    TOM WAITS, BRICK
    original air date
    APRIL 9, 1977

  • Disc 7

    ELLIOTT GOULD
    musical guests
    KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE, ROSLYN KIND
    original air date
    APRIL 16, 1977

    ERIC IDLE
    musical guests
    ALAN PRICE, NEIL INNES, HOWARD SHORE AND HIS BOBBY BLUE BAND
    special guest
    JEANNETTE CHARLES
    original air date
    APRIL 23, 1977

    SHELLEY DUVALL
    musical guest
    JOAN ARMATRADING
    original air date
    MAY 14, 1977

  • Disc 8

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

    BONUS

    • SNL Mardi Gras Special (Original Air Date: February 20, 1977)
    • Dress Sketch 1 (audio)
    • Dress Sketch 2 (audio)
    • Screen Test: Andy Kaufman

SNL: The Complete Third Season

Continuing the enormous success of the previous two years, the third season of SNL (1977–78) showcased a fearless cast that created some of the most memorable sketches to ever appear on the show.

With hilarious breakthrough characters like “The Nerds” (Bill Murray and Gilda Radner), “Coneheads” (Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin), “Nick the Lounge Singer” (Bill Murray), “Samurai” (John Belushi), a singing King Tut (legendary SNL host Steve Martin), and featuring “Father Guido Sarducci” (Don Novello) as well as “The Franken and Davis Show” (Al Franken and Tom Davis), SNL continued to define itself as the pinnacle of irreverent humor and political satire.

  • Disc 1

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guest
    JACKSON BROWNE
    original air date
    SEPTEMBER 24, 1977

    MADELINE KAHN
    musical guest
    TAJ MAHAL
    special guest
    BARRY HUMPHRIES AS DAME EDNA
    original air date
    OCTOBER 8, 1977

    HUGH HEFNER
    musical guest
    LIBBY TITUS
    original air date
    OCTOBER 15, 1977

  • Disc 2

    CHARLES GRODIN
    musical guests
    PAUL SIMON & THE PERSUASIONS
    original air date
    OCTOBER 29, 1977

    RAY CHARLES
    special guest
    FRANKLYN AJAYE
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 12, 1977

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guest
    LEON REDBONE
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 19, 1977

  • Disc 3

    MARY KAY PLACE
    musical guest
    WILLIE NELSON
    original air date
    DECEMBER 10, 1977

    MISKEL SPILLMAN
    musical guest
    ELVIS COSTELLO
    original air date
    DECEMBER 17, 1977

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

  • Disc 4

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

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

    O.J. SIMPSON
    musical guests
    ASHFORD & SIMPSON
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 25, 1978 

  • Disc 5

    ART GARFUNKEL
    musical guest
    STEPHEN BISHOP
    original air date
    MARCH 11, 1978

    JILL CLAYBURGH
    musical guest
    EDDIE MONEY
    original air date
    MARCH 18, 1978

    CHRISTOPHER LEE
    musical guest
    MEAT LOAF
    special guest
    RICHARD BELZER
    original air date
    MARCH 25, 1978

  • Disc 6

    MICHAEL PALIN
    musical guest
    EUGENE RECORD
    original air date
    APRIL 8, 1978

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

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

  • Disc 7

    RICHARD DREYFUSS
    musical guests
    JIMMY BUFFETT, GARY TIGERMAN
    original air date
    MAY 13, 1978

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

    BONUS

    • Bonus Show—Things We Did Last Summer (Original Air Date: October 28, 1978)
    • Wardrobe Test: John Belushi and Howard Shore

SNL: The Complete Fourth Season

Returning for a fourth season (1978–1979), the cast and writers of SNL maintained their reputation for hilarious characters and innovative sketch-comedy creating hits such as “The Blues Brothers” (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd), “Nick the Lounge Singer” (Bill Murray), “Candy Slice” (Gilda Radner), “The Loud Family” (Jane Curtin), “Fred Garvin: Male Prostitute” (Dan Aykroyd), and “The Nerds” (Bill Murray and Gilda Radner). Other favorites include the return of iconic host Steve Martin (with Dan Aykroyd as the wild and crazy “Festrunk Brothers”) and Buck Henry’s inappropriate “Uncle Roy.”

The complete fourth season of SNL features classic performances from hosts Fred Willard, Carrie Fisher, Kate Jackson, Milton Berle, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Elliott Gould, Frank Zappa, Gary Busey, and Walter Matthau. Unforgettable musical guests such as Peter Tosh, Mick Jagger, The Doobie Brothers, Bette Midler, Talking Heads, Devo, Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, Rickie Lee Jones, James Taylor, and the legendary Rolling Stones play live from Studio 8H.

  • Disc 1

    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

    FRANK ZAPPA
    musical guest
    FRANK ZAPPA
    original air date
    OCTOBER 21, 1978

  • Disc 2

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

    BUCK HENRY
    special guest
    GRATEFUL DEAD
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 11, 1978

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

  • Disc 3

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

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

    ELLIOTT GOULD
    musical guests
    PETER TOSH & MICK JAGGER
    special guests
    BOB & RAY
    original air date
    DECEMBER 16, 1978

  • Disc 4

    MICHAEL PALIN
    musical guest
    THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
    original air date
    JANUARY 27, 1979

    CICELY TYSON
    musical guest
    TALKING HEADS
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 10, 1979

    RICK NELSON
    musical guests
    RICK NELSON, JUDY COLLINS
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 17, 1979

  • Disc 5

    KATE JACKSON
    musical guest
    DELBERT MCCLINTON
    special guest
    ANDY KAUFMAN
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 24, 1979

    GARY BUSEY
    musical guests
    EUBIE BLAKE & GREGORY HINES, GARY BUSEY
    original air date
    MARCH 10, 1979

    MARGOT KIDDER
    musical guest
    THE CHIEFTAINS
    original air date
    MARCH 17, 1979

  • Disc 6

    RICHARD BENJAMIN
    musical guest
    RICKIE LEE JONES
    original air date
    APRIL 7, 1979

    MILTON BERLE
    musical guest
    ORNETTE COLEMAN
    original air date
    APRIL 14, 1979

    MICHAEL PALIN
    musical guest
    JAMES TAYLOR
    original air date
    MAY 12, 1979

  • Disc 7

    MAUREEN STAPLETON
    musical guests
    LINDA RONSTADT & PHOEBE SNOW
    original air date
    MAY 19, 1979

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guest
    BETTE MIDLER
    original air date
    MAY 26, 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 

SNL: The Complete Fifth Season

Returning for what would be the final season (1979–1980) for many of the original cast and writers of SNL, the complete fifth season features an array of comedic hosts, including Steve Martin, Eric Idle, Buck Henry, Rodney Dangerfield, Martin Sheen, Bea Arthur, Ted Knight, Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Bob Newhart, and former cast member Chevy Chase.

The complete fifth season of SNL features classic musical performances by Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Randy Newman, The B-52’s, J. Geils Band, Anne Murray, Grateful Dead, and Blondie, as well as Paul Simon and James Taylor celebrating the 100th episode live from Studio 8H.

  • Disc 1

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

    ERIC IDLE
    musical guest
    BOB DYLAN
    original air date
    OCTOBER 20, 1979

    BILL RUSSELL
    musical guest
    CHICAGO
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 3, 1979

  • Disc 2

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guest
    TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 10, 1979

    BEA ARTHUR
    musical guest
    THE ROCHES
    original air date
    NOVEMBER 17, 1979

    HOWARD HESSEMAN
    musical guest
    RANDY NEWMAN
    original air date
    DECEMBER 8, 1979

  • Disc 3

    MARTIN SHEEN
    musical guest
    DAVID BOWIE
    original air date
    DECEMBER 15, 1979

    TED KNIGHT
    musical guest
    DESMOND CHILD AND ROUGE
    original air date
    DECEMBER 22, 1979

    TERI GARR
    musical guest
    THE B-52’S
    original air date
    JANUARY 26, 1980

  • Disc 4

    CHEVY CHASE
    musical guest
    MARIANNE FAITHFULL
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 9, 1980

    ELLIOTT GOULD
    musical guest
    GARY NUMAN
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 16, 1980

    KIRK DOUGLAS
    musical guests
    SAM & DAVE
    original air date
    FEBRUARY 23, 1980

  • Disc 5

    RODNEY DANGERFIELD
    musical guest
    J. GEILS BAND
    original air date
    MARCH 8, 1980

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

    RICHARD BENJAMIN & PAULA PRENTISS
    musical guest
    GRATEFUL DEAD
    original air date
    APRIL 5, 1980

  • Disc 6

    BURT REYNOLDS
    musical guest
    ANNE MURRAY
    original air date
    APRIL 12, 1980

    STROTHER MARTIN
    musical guest
    THE SPECIALS
    original air date
    APRIL 19, 1980

    BOB NEWHART
    musical guests
    BRUCE COCKBURN, THE AMAZING RHYTHM ACES
    original air date
    MAY 10, 1980

  • Disc 7

    STEVE MARTIN
    musical guests
    PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY, 3-D
    original air date
    MAY 17, 1980

    BUCK HENRY
    musical guests
    ANDREW GOLD, ANDRAÉ CROUCH AND VOICES OF UNITY
    original air date
    MAY 24, 1980

    Audio Commentary By:

    • Buck Henry
    • Elliott Gould

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