Saturday Night Live: Season 1
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1975
Director: Dave 'Bud' Wilson
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 025193-056528
Running time: 26:34 (1594 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 05, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#2389)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 07, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
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 historical Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner launched themselves into instant stardom and were often referred to as "The Beatles of Comedy."

Created by Lorne Michaels over three decades ago, few other shows have had the cultural impact and relevance of Saturday Night Live.

Nowhere else can you see the complete first season of SNL, featuring hosts George Carlin, Rob Reiner, Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor, Elliott Gould, Candace Bergen, or original musical performances by Simon & Garfunkel, ABBA, Patti Smith, Jimmy Cliff, and Carly Simon. And if you're curious as to how the original cast was hired, check out the DVD bonus features that include the screen tests of each performer.
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Saturday Night Live: Season 1
Saturday Night Live: Season 1
Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
 • Invelos Profile Links
 • US IMDb
Genres
Comedy
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Broadway Video
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-3
2Episodes 4-6
3Episodes 7-9
4Episodes 10-12
5Episodes 13-15
6Episodes 16-18
7Episodes 19-21
8Episodes 22-24
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • 32-page photo book
Crew
 1. October 11, 1975
Direction
Dave 'Bud' Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne 'Bud' Beatts....Writer
Chevy 'Bud' Chase....Writer
Al 'Bud' Franken....Writer
Tom 'Bud' Davis....Writer
Lorne 'Bud' Michaels....Writer
Rosie 'Bud" Michaels....Writer
Garrett 'Bud' Morris....Writer
Michael 'Bud' O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb 'Bud' Sargent....Writer
Tom 'Bud' Schiller....Writer
Alan 'Bud' Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne 'Bud' Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene 'Bud' Lee....Production Designer
Franne'Bud' Lee....Production Designer
 2. October18, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Rosie Michaels....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 3. October 25, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Rosie Apple....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 4. November 8, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Rosie Apple....Writer
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 5. November 15, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 6. November 22, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 7. December 13, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Paul Mooney....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 8. December 20, 1975
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 9. January 10, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 10. January 17, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 11. January 24, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 12. January 31, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 13. February 14, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 14. February 21, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 15. February 28, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 16. March 13, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 17. April 17, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 18. April 24, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 19. May 8, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 20. May 15, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 21. May 22, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 22. May 29, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 23. July 24, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
 24. July 31, 1976
Direction
Dave Wilson....Director
Writing
Anne Beatts....Writer
Chevy Chase....Writer
Al Franken....Writer
Tom Davis....Writer
Lorne Michaels....Writer
Marilyn Suzanne Miller....Writer
Michael O'Donoghue....Writer
Herb Sargent....Writer
Tom Schiller....Writer
Rosie Shuster....Writer
Alan Zweibel....Writer
Production
Lorne Michaels....Producer
Art
Eugene Lee....Production Designer
Franne Lee....Production Designer
Cast
 1. October 11, 1975
George Carlin
Janis Ian
Billy Preston
Albert Brooks
Jim Henson's Muppets
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
George Coe
Michael O'Donoghue
Valri Bromfield
Andy Kaufman
 2. October 18, 1975
Paul Simon
Randy Newman
Phoebe Snow
Art Garfunkel
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 3. October 25, 1975
Rob Reiner
Penny Marshall
The Lockers Snow
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Gilda Radner
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Michael O'Donoghue
Andy Kaufman
Denny Dillon
Mark Hampton
 4. November 8, 1975
Candice Bergen
Esther Phillips
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Andy Kaufman
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Michael O'Donoghue
Chevy Chase.... (uncredited)
Dan Aykroyd.... (uncredited)
John Belushi.... (uncredited)
Jane Curtin.... (uncredited)
 5. November 15, 1975
Robert Klein
Abba
Loudon Wainwright III
Jim Henson's Muppets
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 6. November 22, 1975
Lily Tomlin
Howard Shore and His All Nurse Band
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 7. December 13, 1975
Richard Pryor
Gil Scott-Heron
Shelley Pryor
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Annazette Chase
Thalmus Rasulala
 8. December 20, 1975
Candice Bergen
Martha Reeves
The Stylistics
Jim Henson's Muppets
Margaret Kuhn
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Howard Shore and His Band of Angels
 9. January 10, 1976
Elliott Gould
Anne Murray
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Franken and Davis
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 10. January 17, 1976
Buck Henry
Bill Withers
Toni Basil
Jim Henson's Muppets
Albert Brooks
Franken and Davis
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Michael O'Donoghue
 11. January 24, 1976
Peter Cook
Dudley Moore
Neil Sedaka
Jim Henson's Muppets
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 12. January 31, 1976
Dick Cavett
Jimmy Cliff
Marshall Efron
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Al Alen Petersen
 13. February 14, 1976
Peter Boyle
Al Jarreau
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
The Shapiro Sisters
 14. February 21, 1976
Desi Arnaz
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Desi Arnaz Jr.
 15. February 28, 1976
Jill Clayburgh
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Leon Redbone
Andy Kaufman
The Singing Idlers
 16. March 13, 1976
Anthony Perkins
Betty Carter
Jim Henson's Muppets
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 17. April 17, 1976
Ron Nessen
Patti Smith Group
Bill Crystal
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Gerald Ford.... (uncredited)
 18. April 24, 1976
Raquel Welch
Phoebe Snow
John Sebastian
Jim Henson's Muppets
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 19. May 8, 1976
Madeline Kahn
Carly Simon
Jim Henson's Muppets
Howard Shore and His All Monster Band
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 20. May 15, 1976
Dyan Cannon
Leon Russell
Mary Russell
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
Buck Henry.... (uncredited)
 21. May 22, 1976
Buck Henry
Gordon Lightfoot
Michael O'Donoghue
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 22. May 29, 1976
Elliott Gould
Leon Redbone
Harlan Collins
Joyce Everson
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 23. July 24, 1976
Louise Lasser
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner
 24. July 31, 1976
Kris Kristofferson
Rita Coolidge
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Chevy Chase
Jane Curtin
Garrett Morris
Laraine Newman
Gilda Radner