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Season 1

The Complete 1st Season

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Date added to database: 2/19/2001
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The Complete 1st Season - It's season 1! (12/02/2006)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   6/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - It's season 1!":
While I didn't watch every episode in its entirety, I had a lot of fun watching the first season of Saturday Night Live, and I learned a lot as well. You'll probably laugh at a few of these revelations, but I'll share them anyway:
  • Kris Kristofferson can sing! I had no idea he was a singer, I thought he was just an actor. I'm not a country music fan, and I was pretty young when he released most of his recordings.
  • Is it just me, or does Mel Gibson look a bit like George Carlin in his opening monologue? Maybe just a bit?
  • Billy Crystal has gotten funnier. I didn't really find his appearance on SNL very funny; he's gotten a lot better.
  • They had problems getting guest hosts. I could be wrong here, but how else do you explain the same person hosting the show twice in a season, and it happened 3 times!
I'm frustrated that there are cuts on this set, especially when I was told it would be completely uncut. The bumpers are debateable cuts, but the others aren't, and it degrades the DVD set. It's still an amazing feat that they cleared all the musical acts in the first season, and hopefully this sells well enough that we'll see season 2 released. I have to wonder whether they'll jump around between the various eras of SNL; I'd like to see some of the Mike Meyers era released, but I'll be an old man if they do the seasons in order. They also need to sell a LOT of copies of this set for us to have a chance of seeing season 2 released.

Here's the complete list of what's on the DVDs, according to the chapters for each episode:

Disc 1 (3:17:07)
George Carlin (1:05:33)

  • Wolverines
  • Monologue
  • New Dad
  • Billy Preston - "Nothin' From Nothin'"
  • Trial
  • Andy Kaufman - Mighty Mouse
  • Monologue - Questions We All Ask
  • Janis Ian - "At Seventeen"
  • Shark Bite
  • Jamitol Gay
  • Paul Simon - Next Week Promo
  • Update 1
  • Tri-Openin'
  • Update 2
  • Muppets
  • Monologue - Food
  • Albert Brooks Film - The Impossible Truth
  • Bee Hospital
  • Academy of Better Careers
  • Valri Bromfield
  • Show Us Your Guns
  • Monologue - God
  • Billy Preston - "Fancy Lady"
  • Home Securities
  • Triple Track
  • Janis Ian - "In the Winter"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Paul Simon (1:05:53)
  • "Still Crazy"
  • Monologue - "Loves Me Like a Rock"
  • Rubin Wallpaper
  • Paul Simon - "Marie"
  • Randy Newman - "Sail Away"
  • Paul & Killer Bees
  • Update 1
  • Basketball
  • Mrs. Robinson - Art's Entrance
  • Simon & Garfunkel - "The Boxer"
  • Simon & Garfunkel - "Scarborough Fair"
  • Simon & Garfunkel - "My Little Town"
  • Art Garfunkel - "I Only Have Eyes for You"
  • Muppets
  • Albert Brooks Film - Parent's Home Video
  • Phoebe Snow - "No Regrets
  • Paul, Phoebe & Jesse Dixon Singers - "Gone at Last"
  • Try-Hard
  • Paul Simon - "American Tune"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Rob Reiner (1:05:41)
  • Wheelchair
  • Monologue
  • Pancreas
  • Fashion Don'ts
  • Golden Needles
  • Andy Kaufman - Pop Goes the Weasel
  • Squeaky
  • Felina
  • Lockers
  • Update 1
  • People Movers
  • Update 2
  • Joe Cocker - "With a Little Help From my Friends"
  • Muppets
  • Droolers
  • Square Dance
  • Nuns
  • What Gilda Ate
  • Albert Brooks Film - Operation
  • Bees
  • Goodnights & Credits
Disc 2 (3:19:03)
Candice Bergen (1:07:45)
  • Ford Speech
  • Bee Monologue
  • Ambassador Training Institute
  • C.I.A.
  • Jaws 2
  • Esther Phillips - "What a Difference a Day Makes"
  • Alas Poor Yurick
  • Long Distance
  • Update 1
  • Tri-Openin'
  • Update 2
  • Catherine Deneuve
  • Andy Kaufman - Nothing Works
  • Chat
  • Albert Brooks Film - Super Season
  • Kiwi Trappers
  • Crank Call
  • Muppets
  • Irk the Turk
  • Black Perspective
  • Pong - Girlfriend
  • Esther Phillips - "I can Stand a Little Rain"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Robert Klein (1:06:34)
  • Sherry Norwalk
  • Monologue
  • ABBA - "S.O.S."
  • Pong - Mid-Term Exams
  • Minute Mystery
  • Bee Centennial
  • Loudon Wainwright III - "Bicentennial Certainty"
  • Greg Allman
  • Peckinpah
  • Update 1
  • Jamitol Straight
  • Update 2
  • Exterminators
  • Fireman
  • Muppets
  • Monologue - College
  • K-Put
  • Loudon Wainwright III - "Unrequitted to the Nth Degree"
  • Looks at Books - Emily Litella
  • Ambassador Training Institute
  • Robert Klein - "I Can't Stop My Leg"
  • ABBA - "Waterloo"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Lily Tomlin (1:04:44)
  • Oval Office
  • Monologue
  • Beethoven 1 - Tie a Yellow Ribbon
  • All Nurse Band - "St. James' Infirmary"
  • Tri-Openin'
  • Jaws 3
  • Bell-hop
  • Edith Ann Skates
  • Beethoven 2 - My Girl
  • Gilda - Next Week Promo
  • Update 1
  • Spud
  • Update 2
  • Patty
  • Muppets - I Got You Babe
  • Albert Brooks Film - The Impossible Truth
  • Beethoven 3 - What'd I Say?
  • Hard Hats
  • Diet Pills
  • Margo's Dance Palace
  • Bee Scat / Credits
Disc 3 (3:20:45)
Richard Pryor (1:06:16)
  • Restaurant
  • Monologue
  • Samurai Hotel
  • Gil Scott-Heron - "Johannesburg"
  • Talk Show
  • New Dad
  • Line-Up 1
  • Word Association
  • Pong - Hockey
  • Black & White
  • Update 1
  • Spud
  • Update 2
  • Line-Up 2
  • L-Pill
  • Muppets
  • Line-Up 3
  • Exorcist 2
  • Albert Brooks Film - Sick in Bed
  • Assassination
  • Shelly Pryor - Christmas Carousel
  • Monologue - Wino
  • Gil Scott-Heron - "A Lovely Day"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Candice Bergen (1:06:40)
  • Ford / Christmas Tree
  • Monologue 1
  • Martha Reeves - "Higher & Higher"
  • Mel's Char Palace 1
  • Parent's Nightmare
  • Bee Capades
  • Don Digital 1 - Ashtray
  • The Stylistics - "You Make me Feel Brand New"
  • K-Put
  • Latent Elf
  • Update 1
  • Princess Grace Tarnoff
  • Update 2
  • Laundromat
  • Pong - Tommy
  • Muppets
  • Mel's Char Palace 2
  • Band of Angels - Walking in a Winter Wonderland
  • Don Digital 2 - Mood Ring
  • Minute Mystery
  • Don Digital 3 - Suit
  • Martha Reeves - "Silver Bells"
  • What Gilda Ate
  • Swedish Christmas
  • Me;s Char Palace 3
  • Candy & Kuhn
  • Homeward Bound
  • Goodnights & Credits
Elliot Gould (1:07:49)
  • Dead String Quartet
  • Monologue
  • Try-Hard
  • Interior Demolitionists
  • Godfather Therapy
  • Shimmer
  • Weis Film - Play Misty for me
  • Gilda & Elliott - Dressing Room
  • Anne Murray - "Long Distance Call"
  • Update 1
  • Jamitol Gay
  • Update 2
  • Killer Bees - Fire Director
  • Gilda & Elliott - Mom
  • Albert Brooks Film - Audience Research
  • Gilda & Elliott - Happy Together
  • Muppets
  • Leboyer Birthright
  • Anne Murray - "Boogie With You"
  • Franken & Davis - Bureau of White Man Affairs
  • Goodnights & Credits
Disc 4 (3:20:02)
Buck Henry (1:06:06)
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Monologue
  • Samurai Deli
  • Kennedy Talk
  • Ford Press Conference
  • Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine"
  • Evelyn Woodski
  • Update 1
  • Germasol
  • Update 2
  • Citizen Kane 2
  • Muppets
  • Triple Track
  • Toni Basil - "Wham"
  • Mechanics Bedtime Story
  • Why Call it Dope?
  • Weis Film - Who's Funny?
  • King Bee
  • Mr. Mike - Mike Douglas
  • Constipation
  • Goodnight & Credits
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (1:06:42)
  • Bob Squad
  • Monologue
  • Utah Prison
  • Neil Sedaka - "Breaking Up is Hard to do"
  • Holiday in an Elevator
  • Update 1
  • People Movers
  • Update 2
  • The Frog & Peach
  • Weis Film - Novelty Store
  • Sonny & Cher
  • Gilda & Skred
  • Neil Sedaka - "Lonely Night"
  • Backstage Banter
  • Lovers
  • Operating Room
  • Gospel Truth
  • Goodnights & Credits
Dick Cavett (1:07:14)
  • Voodoo Doll
  • Monologue
  • Hunter Sketch
  • Dick Cavett Auto School
  • Jimmy Cliff - "The Harder They Come"
  • H & L Brock 1
  • Update 1
  • Felina
  • Update 2
  • Cavett Hydroplane
  • Our Town
  • Jimmy Cliff - "Many Rivers to Cross"
  • Cavett Look Alike
  • Weis Film - Clothing Designer & Plastic Surgeon
  • Dance to the Nation
  • H & L Brock 2
  • Nebraska Pimp
  • Jimmy Cliff - "Wahjaka Man"
  • H & L Brock 3
  • Home Movie - The Apple Follies
  • Al Alen Petersen
  • Goodnights & Credits
Disc 5 (3:15:49)
Peter Boyle (1:02:53)
  • St. Valentine's Day
  • Monologue
  • Corrida
  • Samurai Divorce Court
  • The Shapiro Sisters - Everlasting Love
  • Acid Trip
  • Al Jarreau - "We Got By"
  • Update 1
  • K-Put
  • Update 2
  • Tag Team Bees
  • Nixon Reflects
  • Weis Film - Pledge Allegiance
  • Duelling Brandos
  • Janitor in a Fridge
  • A Home Movie
  • Valentine's Day Card
  • Al Jarreau - "Pretty as a Picture"
  • Weis Film - Homeward Bound
  • Goodnights & Credits
Desi Arnaz (1:06:34)
  • Ford's Shrink
  • Monologue
  • Rubin Carter
  • Impotence
  • Vampire
  • Habberwocky
  • Very White
  • The Lucy Show
  • Update 1
  • Diet Pills
  • Update 2
  • Untouchables
  • Lucy & Ethel Intro
  • Cuban Pete
  • Weis Film - Pet Talk with Taylor Mead
  • Cuban Acupuncture
  • Double Talk
  • Bisexual Minute
  • Lucy Intro - Desi Book
  • Babalu / Goodnights & Credits
Jill Clayburgh (1:06:22)
  • Chevy & Lorne
  • Monologue
  • Herstory - Anna Freud
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Leon Redbone - "Ain't Misbehavin'"
  • White Guilt Relief Fund
  • Herstory - Isadora Duncan
  • Update 1
  • H & L Brock - Religion
  • Update 2
  • Coast Guard Choir - Sea Cruise
  • Car Yummies
  • The Milkman
  • Gary Weis - Wegman
  • Andy Kaufman - Old MacDonald
  • Restaurant
  • Leon Redbone - "Big Time Woman"
  • Herstory - Indira Gandhi
  • Home Movie - Mr. Bill
  • Grable & Lombard / Goodnights & Credits
Disc 6 (3:21:54)
Anthony Perkins (1:07:34)
  • Chevy at Desk
  • Monologue
  • Marijuana 1
  • Hello Dolly Therapy
  • Household Hints
  • Bates Motel
  • Muppets 1
  • Betty Carter - "Music Maestro Please & Swing Brother Swing"
  • Marijuana 2
  • Update 1
  • Shopping Center
  • Update 2
  • Happy Hour
  • Muppets 2
  • Marijuana 3
  • Weis Film - Cats & Dogs
  • You Got a Bee
  • Coming Attractions
  • Home Movie - Peanut Fever
  • Better Carter - "I Can't Help It"
  • Butt Country
  • Muppets / Goodnight & Credits
Ron Nessen (1:06:39)
  • Gerald Ford / Dead String Quartet
  • Monologue
  • Bassomatic
  • Oval Office
  • Fluckers
  • Patti Smith Group - "Gloria"
  • Press Secretaries Throughout History 1
  • Lie Detector
  • New Army
  • Update 1
  • Rubin Wallpaper
  • Update 2
  • Weis Film - Garbage
  • Autumn Fizz
  • Snyder
  • Home Movie - Men's Room Urinal
  • Press Secretaries Throughout History 2
  • Supreme Court
  • Press Secretaries Throughout History 3
  • Billy Crystal
  • Cliche
  • Patti Smith Group - "My Generation"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Raquel Welch (1:07:41)
  • Presidential Candidates
  • Monologue
  • Purina Rat Chow
  • Decibet
  • Muppets 1
  • Phoebe Snow - "All Over"
  • Claudine Longet Ski
  • Polaroid
  • Herstory - Howard Hughes
  • Jane Curtin - Next Week Promo
  • Update 1
  • Bisexual Minute
  • Update 2
  • John Sebastian - "Welcome Back"
  • Beatle Offer
  • One Flew Over the Hornet's Nest
  • Equal time
  • Weis Film - Raquel
  • Phoebe Snow - "Two Fisted Love"
  • Ain't Necessarily So
  • Muppets 2
  • Shirt Off / Goodnights & Credits
Disc 7 (3:19:13)
Madeline Kahn (1:05:58)
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Monologue
  • Wilderness Comedian
  • Not For Ladies Only
  • Slumber Party
  • Fondue
  • Muppets
  • I Feel Pretty
  • Update 1
  • Panty Hose
  • Update 2
  • Carly Simon - "You're So Vain" & "Half a Chance"
  • Final Days
  • Weis Film - No Reason to Leave New York
  • Follow Him
  • Parakeet
  • Lost in the Stars
  • Goodnights & Credits
Dyan Cannon (1:06:26)
  • Chevy's Repeat Fall
  • Monologue
  • Soft Drink Test
  • Hearing Test
  • Dead Delivery Boy
  • Bulgaria This Winter
  • Leon & Mary Russel - "I Want to Satisfy You"
  • Buck, Gilda & Laraine - Next Week Promo
  • Update 1
  • Anita Bryant
  • Update 2
  • Funeral
  • Weis Film - Niagara Falls
  • Bathwater of the Stars
  • Marine
  • Leon & Mary Russel - "Daylight"
  • Johnny Angel
  • Cresk
  • Home Movie - The Hub Cap Theif
  • Goodnights & Credits
Buck Henry (1:06:49)
  • Crutches
  • Monologue
  • Peter Lemon Mood Ring
  • Samurai Tailor
  • Phone-in Talk Back
  • Toads
  • Gordon Lightfoot - "Summertime Dream"
  • Polaroid
  • Update 1
  • Germasol
  • Update 2
  • Crowd
  • Beatle Offer 2
  • Baba Wawa & Lina
  • Weis Film - Toilet Seats
  • Sex Talk
  • Gordon Lightfoot - "Spanish Moss"
  • Garrett Song
  • Mr. Mike - Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • Goodnights & Credits
Disc 8 (3:19:05)
Elliott Gould (1:06:01)
  • Wax Museum
  • Monologue
  • Academy of Better Careers
  • Card Game
  • Uvula
  • Leon Redbone - "Shine on Harvest Moon"
  • Star Trek
  • Muppet Postcard
  • Update 1
  • Vibramatic
  • Update 2
  • Shirley Temple
  • Weis Film - Dance & Singing Teacher
  • The Honeymooners
  • Leon Redbone - "Walking Stick"
  • People Movers
  • Harlan Collins & Joyce Everson - "Heaven Only Knows"
  • Goodnights & Credits
Louise Lasser (1:06:35)
  • Back From Vacation
  • Monologue
  • Idi Amin
  • Swedish Movie
  • Pot Holders
  • Louise & Dog
  • Cathode Ray
  • Update
  • Girl Talk
  • Diner Sketch
  • Belushi Clothes
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Panama"
  • Mary Mary
  • Goodnights & Credits
Kris Kristofferson (1:06:29)
  • Help Me Make it Through the Night
  • Monologue
  • Elizabeth Ray
  • Samurai General Practitioner
  • Rita Coolidge - "Hoola Hoop"
  • Jesse Owens
  • Ford Delegate
  • Police State
  • Update 1
  • Talk Country
  • Update 2
  • Bobby McGee
  • Blind Date
  • Kris & Rita Duet - "Eddie the Eunuch"
  • Carter-Young
  • Waiting for Pardo
  • Kris Kristofferson - "I've got a Life of My Own"
  • Goodnights & Credits
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Best Of Jon Lovitz - Love Lovitz (7/02/2005)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   4/10

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Summary of "Best Of Jon Lovitz - Love Lovitz":
I've never gone out of my way to watch shows with Lovitz, but I've appreciated him in The Critic and NewsRadio. I don't think I ever caught him on SNL either; I think I started watching the show shortly after he left. Lovitz played some great characters like Hannukah Harry, Frenchie, Picasso and The Devil; I had a blast watching this DVD.

The extras on this disc are probably the best out of any SNL release. Commentary, photos, "lost" sketch, and a TV appearance. (read entire review)

Best Of Tom Hanks - Tom Hanks - 7 times (6/26/2005)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   2/10

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Summary of "Best Of Tom Hanks - Tom Hanks - 7 times":
Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors, and he's definitely made his mark in Hollywood. He's at the top of my "famous people I'd like to meet" list, and has been there for many years. This DVD contains some great sketches with Mr. Hanks, and fans of his will want to add it to their DVD collection. (read entire review)

Best Of Chris Kattan - Mr. Peepers is my friend (9/23/2004)
Video:   9/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   5/10

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Summary of "Best Of Chris Kattan - Mr. Peepers is my friend":
Am I the only one that Gets Chris Kattan and Jimmy Fallon mixed-up? I swear I'd be watching some of these sketches thinking I was watching Kattan, and it was Fallon. I'm either a moron, or they look similar. Anyway, whomever I was watching on this DVD was funny. I like Mr. Peepers, but Mango is pretty awesome as well. I almost died laughing watching them sell Mark Hamill on the shopping channel, especially since I watched it the day Star Wars was released on DVD.

This is one of the better "Best of" SNL discs to be released, and it wouldn't surprise me if they followed it up with another volume down the road. (read entire review)

25 Years Of Music - Bad 5.1! (8/05/2003)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   1/10

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Summary of "25 Years Of Music - Bad 5.1!":
I believe this disc is important, not only for the show but also for historical value, I think the 5.1 track is better left alone. It's nice that they included it, but I demoed the disc for some friends yesterday, and they enjoyed the stereo mix a lot more than the 5.1. It just sounds so artificial. Great set for SNL or music fans.

Since I typed them out for the review, I figured it would be a good idea to include all the performances on the set. Skits are not included (my fingers were sore).
Disc 1 Hosted by Chevy Chase
-Billy Joel - "Only The Good Die Young" - Feb 18, 1978
-Ray Charles - "What'd I Say" - Nov 12, 1977
-Carly Simon - "You're So Vain" - May 8, 1976
-Steve Martin - "King Tut" - Apr 22, 1978
-Greatful Dead - "Casey Jones" - Nov 11, 1978
-Simon & Garfunkel - "The Boxer" - Oct 18, 1975
-Musical Parody (No clue - Rooster Costume) - Still Crazy After all These Years
-Joe Cocker - "Feelin' Alright" - Oct 2, 1976
-Elvis Costello - "Less Than Zero/Radio, Radio" - Dec 17, 1977
-Stopped playing the song, then went on to "Radio, Radio"
-Blues Brothers - "Soul Man" Nov 18, 1978
-Patti Smith - "Gloria" - Apr 17, 1976
-Mick Jagger & Peter Tosh - "Don't Look Back" - Dec 16, 1978
-The Band - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - Oct 30, 1976

Disc 2 Hosted by Martin Short
-Tina Turner - "Better Be Good To Me" - Feb 2, 1985
-James Brown - "I Got You (I Feel Good)" - Dec 13, 1980
-Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Sept 25, 1982
-Randy Newman - "I Love L.A." - Feb 26, 1983
-The Go Go's - "We Got The Beat" - Nov 14, 1981
-Rick James - "Super Freak" - Nov 7, 1981
-Talking Heads - "Take Me To The River" - Feb 10, 1979
-Spinal Tap - "Big Bottom" - May 5, 1984
-John Mellencamp - "Pink Houses" - Oct 8, 1983
-Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf" - March 19, 1983

Disc 3 Hosted by Al Franken
-The Bangles - "Hazy Shade of WInter" - Dec 3, 1988
-Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - "Free Fallin'" - May 20, 1989
-Paul Simon "Diamons on the Soles of Her Shoes" - Nov 22, 1986
-Neil Young - "Rockin' in the Free World" - Sept 30, 1989
-Roy Orbison "O Pretty Woman" - May 23, 1987
-Pretenders - "Don't Get Me Wrong" - Dec 13, 1986
-Fine Young Cannibals - "She Drives Me Crazy" - May 13, 1989
-Sting - "We'll Be Together" - Oct 17, 1987
-Elvis Costello - "Veronica" - Mar 25, 1989

Disc 4 Hosted by Jay Mohr
-R.E.M - "Losing My Religion" - April 13, 1991
-Sinear O'Connor - "War" - Oct 3, 1992
-Madonna - "Fever" - Jan 16, 1993
-Aretha Franklin - "Chain of Fools" - March 12, 1994
-Eric Clapton - "Wonderful Tonight" - March 24, 1990
-Nirvana - "Rape Me" - Sept 25, 1993
-Paul MacCartney - "Hey Jude" - Feb 13, 1993
-En Vogue - "Free Your Mind" - March 21, 1992
-Counting Crows - "Round Here" - Jan 15, 1994
-Bruce Springsteen - "Living Proof" - May 9, 1992
-Live - "I Alone" - Jan 21, 1995
-Blind Melon - "No Rain" - Jan 8, 1994

Disc 5 Hosted by Cheri Oteri
-Mariah Carey - "Butterfly" - Nov 15, 1997
-No Doubt - "Don't Speak" - Dec 7, 1996
-Alanis Morissette - "Hand in My Pocket" - Oct 28, 1995
-Spice Girl - "Wannabe" - April 12, 1997
-Garbage - "Special" - March 20, 1999
-Jewel - "Who Will Save Your Soul" - May 10, 1997
-Hanson - "Mmm Bop" - Dec 13, 1997
-Beck - "Where It's At" - Jan 11, 1997
-Snoop Doggy Dogg - "Snoop's Upside Your Head" - Jan 18, 1997
-Metallica - "Fuel" - Dec 6, 1997
-Garth Brooks - "Two Pina Coladas" - Feb 28, 1998
-Dave Matthews Band - "What Would You Say" - April 15, 1995
-Backstreet Boys - "All I Have To Give" - May 15, 1999
-Ricky Martin - "Livin' La Vida Loca" - May 8, 1999
-Paula Cole - "I Don't Want To Wait" - Feb 7, 1998 (read entire review)

Best Of Will Ferrell - Cheerleader Craig (7/08/2003)
Video:   9/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   5/10

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Summary of "Best Of Will Ferrell - Cheerleader Craig":
I really enjoyed this disc. Not only are there some hilarious skits with Will Farrell, but he also has some excellent guest stars. Christopher Walken, Seann William Scott, Charlie Sheen, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey, Lucy Lawless and Sara Michelle Gellar can be found in the skits. My favorite extra was the "Outtakes" where Will and others try to keep it together while performing their skit; good stuff!

This release reminded me of something; I need to go and pick up Will Farrell's Old School on DVD. Fans of Farrell will dig this release from Lions Gate Home Entertainment. (read entire review)

Best Of Molly Shannon - Superstar! (7/07/2003)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   4/10

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Summary of "Best Of Molly Shannon - Superstar!":
Molly Shannon is probably one of the most popular females to appear on the show in recent years. Just look at the "Best of" discs for the show and you'll notice that she's the only female to have her own disc. Mary Katherine Gallagher is her best-known character, and it's nice to see this release feature a few skits involving her.

Molly Shannon fans, get ready to cheer on August 12 when Lions Gate Home Entertainment releases "Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon." (read entire review)

Best Of Adam Sandler - Good Com-pila-tion (7/06/2003)
Video:   9/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   1/10

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Summary of "Best Of Adam Sandler - Good Com-pila-tion":
Fans might be saying to themselves, "but I already have this DVD" and you'd be correct for the most part; this DVD was released back in 1999, although this one has been changed slightly. They've added the photo gallery, and the menus might be different (I've never seen the first release). For Sandler fans who don't own the first disc, you should pick this up. (read entire review)

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5/18/2012 We've Got a Look at the Package Art Now for 'The Women of SNL' DVD!
The Women of SNL features a showcase of the incredibly talented women who have created some of the funniest and most memorable characters on Saturday Night Live throughout its rich history. Beginning... (read entire news item)

4/24/2012 A DVD Release for 'The Women of SNL' is Announced
A SHOWCASE OF THE INCREDIBLY TALENTED WOMEN WHO HAVE CREATED SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTERS ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE! Now coming to DVD, hosted by Andy Cohen! Featuring backstage stories and some... (read entire news item)

11/08/2010 John Belushi and Chris Farley DVDs Get Expanded Re-Releases
In the wake of last Thursday's news that SNL season sets have been derailed due to the too-high music costs of the performance segments, and that the DVD focus is now on best-of releases, we wanted to... (read entire news item)

11/04/2010 Season Set Outlook is Not So Good for SNL, Studio Says
We get a LOT of e-mails from our readers, asking whether season sets of Saturday Night Live will continue or not. Fans have been treated to at least one each year, usually available around the holidays,... (read entire news item)

10/15/2010 Best of Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan for Under $10
For several years now studios have been releasing compilation discs of 2, 3 or even 4 films squeezed onto one disc as a budget-conscious way of getting old DVD titles out to new customers at low, low... (read entire news item)

8/26/2010 Package Art for the Kristen Wiig-Hosted DVD 'A Very Gilly Christmas'
Earlier this month Universal announced their October 12th DVD release of Saturday Night Live - Presents A Very Gilly Christmas, hosted by Kristen Wiig. At the time of our previous report, package art... (read entire news item)

8/11/2010 Presents A Very Gilly Christmas! Kristen Wiig Hosts Classic SNL Holiday Sketches
Join mischievous Gilly (Kristen Wiig) as she takes a look back at some of SNL's most memorable holiday sketches. Enjoy the hysterical Will Ferrell in Mark Jensen's Family Christmas, Adam Sandler's... (read entire news item)

7/28/2010 Cover Art and Content/Extras Info for the Best Of '09/'10 DVDs
Enjoy some of the best sketches from SNL's 35th season including Will Forte as MacGruber, Kenan Thompson's Deandre Cole in What Up With That?, Fred Armisen as Barack Obama, Bill Hader as Vincent Price... (read entire news item)

7/09/2010 Universal Announces a Best Of '09/'10 DVD Release
While Lionsgate is busy revising and expanding several years-old Saturday Night Live best-of DVDs, Universal is trying to bring us some NEW best-of material from the most recent completed season of the... (read entire news item)

7/08/2010 Details, Box Art for Expanded Best-Of DVDs for Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy
We reported last month that Lionsgate is bringing out "extended" DVD releases, with new material, for Saturday Night Live - Best Of Will Ferrell and also Saturday Night Live - Best Of Tracy Morgan; both... (read entire news item)

6/14/2010 More 'Expanded' DVDs are Coming, with Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler
Late last week we reported that on July 13th Lionsgate Entertainment will re-release Saturday Night Live - Best Of Will Ferrell ("Volume 1") and also Saturday Night Live - Best Of Tracy Morgan, both with... (read entire news item)

6/11/2010 Revised DVDs for Will Ferrell and Tracy Morgan Get Expanded Material
In 2003 Lionsgate released Saturday Night Live - Best Of Will Ferrell (Volume 1) on DVD, and in 2004 they also released Saturday Night Live - Best Of Tracy Morgan. Each was a single disc running less... (read entire news item)

5/24/2010 Final Box Art for the USA Best Of Will Ferrell: Volume 3 DVD
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Saturday Night Live - Best Of Will Ferrell: Volume 3 would be coming out in the United States on August 3rd. The same title was released late this past year in... (read entire news item)

5/11/2010 USA Release for 'Best Of Will Ferrell: Volume 3' DVD
Back in November we reported that a Canadian DVD release of Saturday Night Live - Best Of Will Ferrell: Volume 3 was available north-of-the-border. Now, six months later, Universal Studios Home Entertainment... (read entire news item)

11/13/2009 Canada-Only Release of 'Will Ferrell: Volume 3' Already Available!
We apologize for overlooking this, but there was no USA announcement for it from either Lionsgate (who released the previous Will Ferrell titles) or Universal (who is currently releasing SNL DVDs in the... (read entire news item)

9/25/2009 Ever-So-Slightly Updated Best of Poehler Package Art
Earlier this month we showed off package art for Universal's October 20th DVD release of Saturday Night Live - The Best Of Amy Poehler. Since then the studio has slightly revised the front of the box,... (read entire news item)

9/02/2009 Pretty Poehler is Pictured on the Packaging for Her 'Best-Of' DVD
GET READY FOR NON-STOP LAUGHS! Includes over 1 hour of Amy's funniest and best sketches. Featuring guest appearances by Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Topher Grace, Scarlett... (read entire news item)

8/31/2009 Packaging Picture Arrives for The Complete 5th Season
This past Tuesday, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced the DVD release of Saturday Night Live - The Complete 5th Season, which is coming to crack us up on December 1st. Today the studio has... (read entire news item)

8/28/2009 Amy Poehler Gets a 'Best of' Release
Hot on the heels of the announcement that SNL Season 5 would be released on December 1st, is the news that Amy Poehler would be getting a "Best of" release on October 20. The single-disc release will... (read entire news item)

8/25/2009 Say Goodnight to Gilda Radner: The Complete 5th Season DVDs are Announced!
Returning for what would be the final season (1979-80) for many of the original cast and writers of SNL, the complete fifth season includes an array of comedic hosts, including Steve Martin, Eric Idle,... (read entire news item)

9/12/2008 Package Art Arrives for The Complete 4th Season; Complete Episodes Confirmed
A week ago Universal officially announced the December 2nd release of Saturday Night Live - The Complete 4th Season. We've confirmed with the studio that the 20 episodes on this 7-disc collection will,... (read entire news item)

9/05/2008 Universal Announces The Complete 4th Season (Aykroyd & Belushi's Last as Regulars)
Back in July we had the scoop that Saturday Night Live - The Complete 4th Season would be coming out on December 2nd. This morning Universal has confirmed that date with their official announcement for... (read entire news item)

7/21/2008 Season 4 Coming in December
With 2 of the 3 Saturday Night Live season sets coming the first week in December, it should be no surprise that our retail sources have told us the fourth season will be out on December 2. Keep in mind... (read entire news item)

4/17/2008 New SNL-Season 3 Press Release Confirms May 13th Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Universal Studios Home Entertainment... Saturday Night Live: The Complete Third Season Arrives on DVD May 13, 2008 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 17 - OVERVIEW:... (read entire news item)

3/06/2008 Interior Package Shot for 3rd Season: Limited Edition Shows off Postcards, DVD Art
A few weeks ago we showed off the package artwork for Saturday Night Live - The Complete 3rd Season on DVD, which arrives on May 13th. That should be it, right? Nope! Because, as we've told you, that... (read entire news item)

2/14/2008 Package Art is in for the 'Regular' SNL - Season 3 DVDs
As we've explained, Universal's May 13th release of Saturday Night Live - The Complete 3rd Season actually brings two different versions: a "regular edition" packaged in the case like a hardback book... (read entire news item)

2/04/2008 3rd Season - Limited Edition Set To Include Collectible Postcards, Packaging
The other day we broke the news that Universal Studios Home Entertainment was announcing a May 13th release of the 3rd Season of Saturday Night Live, in two different possible 7-DVD packages that both... (read entire news item)

2/02/2008 Universal Announces 3rd Season of SNL With Regular & Limited Editions!
In 2006 and 2007, Universal released the first and second season sets of SNL in December, just in time for holiday gift-giving. Instead of waiting for the end of the year, though, the studio has announced... (read entire news item)

1/29/2008 Updated Package Art for Lost & Found: SNL in the 80's
Late last week we showed off the box art for pair of SNL releases coming out on March 4th, including Saturday Night Live - Lost & Found: SNL in the 80's. This morning Universal has updated that artwork... (read entire news item)

1/25/2008 Box Art for SNL - Lost & Found in the 80's & Retail Best of '06/'07 DVDs
As we've reported, March 4th sees the release of a pair of titles for Saturday Night Live: the general retail release of The Best of '06/'07 (previously exclusively sold at Starbucks coffeehouses), and... (read entire news item)

11/26/2007 Exclusive Starbucks Best of '06/'07 DVD to get General Retail Release
Starbucks received an exclusive Saturday Night Live "Best of '06/'07" release this past September, and now Universal has announced a general retail release for the same item on March 4, 2008. The single... (read entire news item)

11/22/2007 Amazon's Deal-of-the-Turkey-Day is SNL - Season 1 on DVD!
With today being Thanksgiving Day, it seems that the the folks at Amazon decided to serve you a cast of turkeys who are hamming it up! Their Gold Box "Deal of the Day" is none other than Saturday Night... (read entire news item)

11/20/2007 Get Lost & Found With '80s-Themed SNL DVD
This morning Universal Studios has announced a DVD release Saturday Night Live - Lost & Found: SNL in the 80's. This is a single-disc release focusing on an era where the cast included the likes of Mike... (read entire news item)

11/02/2007 2nd Season DVD Extras Include Mardi Gras Special, Kaufman Screentest
Our early info about Universal's upcoming December 4th release of Saturday Night Live - The Complete 2nd Season talked about uncut episodes in their original 90-minute versions, with all original music... (read entire news item)

9/21/2007 Box Art Revealed For Retail Editions of Biography's SNL Episode DVD
Technically this news ought to be filed under A&E's Biography program, but we're filing it under Saturday Night Live today to make sure word gets out to all the SNL fans out there! Let's face it, this... (read entire news item)

9/12/2007 Package and Contents Pictures for SNL's 2nd Season
At the end of August, Universal formally announced the December 4th release of Saturday Night Live - The Complete 2nd Season. We now have gotten a look at the package and contents for this 8-DVD set.... (read entire news item)

8/31/2007 Studio Announces 2nd Season, with 'All Original Musical Performances'
A month ago, we had the scoop that Saturday Night Live - The Complete 2nd Season WOULD see a DVD release in the final month of this year. Now Universal has made it official! This morning the studio... (read entire news item)

8/26/2007 This Tuesday's Starbucks-Exclusive SNL DVD Has a 30 Rock Episode
Last month we reported on the exclusive Starbucks Coffee release in the USA of Saturday Night Live - The Best of '06/'07. This DVD begins selling this coming Tuesday, August 28th, and any stand-alone... (read entire news item)

7/30/2007 Readers Ask Us: 'More Season Sets?' The Answer Is...
After last year's first season set release, one of the most common questions we get here at TVShowsOnDVD lately is "will Universal release a Saturday Night Live - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD?" This... (read entire news item)

7/17/2007 Starbucks? Yep! Baristas To Exclusively Sell SNL - The Best of '06/'07 DVD
The Hollywood Reporter has spilled the beans: NBC-Universal and Starbucks Entertainment have teamed up to bring a new DVD release, Saturday Night Live - The Best of '06/'07, exclusively to Starbucks... (read entire news item)

12/13/2006 Lionsgate releases Steve Martin (again)
Though Lionsgate has lost the rights to distribute the SNL franchise to Universal, they're still able to release a few DVDs. "The Best of Steve Martin" is an update to the 2000 release which will include... (read entire news item)

11/28/2006 Take a look at photos from the Collectible Book
The news that Saturday Night Live was coming to DVD was easily the most popular news item we posted in October, and we had a lot of great news that month. Universal offered to send us some photos that... (read entire news item)

10/13/2006 SNL SEASON set announced! - UPDATED with Art & Info - UNEDITED EPISODES!
Nicknamed the "Not Ready for Primetime Players," the original cast of Saturday Night Live ignited a comedy revolution with their mix of irreverent characters and satirical impressions of political figures... (read entire news item)

7/26/2006 Funhouse artwork available
Earlier this week we posted news that Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse would be coming to DVD on October 24, and now Universal has made the artwork available: (read entire news item)

7/23/2006 Press Release Announcing Saturday Night Live's Animated 'TV Funhouse' DVD!
Outrageous Animated Hilarity on DVD for the First Time Ever From Television's Most Enduring Comic Franchise 'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse' Arrives on DVD With All Sketches... (read entire news item)

2/22/2006 Two new SNL discs announced
Universal has annoucned plans to release Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri and Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies on May 23. The single-disc releases will retail for $19.98... (read entire news item)

2/12/2006 UMD News: Mike Myers Comes To Your PSP, With Extra Per Rear Cover
It's been a while since we've had a TVShowsOnPSP update (mainly because nothing's been happening!), so we've got a pair of announcements for you today. One of them is the UMD-format release of Saturday... (read entire news item)

11/23/2005 Artwork for Baldwin and Spade - plus bonus material
We have artwork for the upcoming "Best of" releases for David Spade and Alec Baldwin, which Universal is bringing out on January 24th. The artwork also contains information on the bonus features for each... (read entire news item)

11/15/2005 Universal announces two new 'Best Of' SNL DVDs!
That's right, we said Universal has announced two new "Best of" releases for Saturday Night Live. The licensing deal between Broadway Video and Lions Gate has expired, and Universal has become the new... (read entire news item)

11/06/2005 SNL Packs In 3 New Box Set Collections
Last year at this time a giant Saturday Night Live box set with 12 of the single-disc titles packed into it became available, although it seemed to be found mostly at Costco and similar "club" stores.... (read entire news item)

7/15/2005 It's Saturday Night Live, in stores, with Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi! With your special DVD, The First 5 Years!
As promised, Lions Gate is preparing to bring out to retail stores several best-of discs that are only currently available through Time-Life. Also being planned for release at the same time is the long-awaited... (read entire news item)

6/20/2005 Lions Gate to release classic shows this Sept
A few weeks ago we brought you news of 3 SNL discs available through Time Life. The Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Gilda Radner titles will hit retail outlets on September 6, along with one other title,... (read entire news item)

6/09/2005 Time Life releases classics
Time Life has three exclusive SNL discs which should please fans of the "classic" years. The three disc set includes Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Gilda Radner, for just $29.99! SNL Classic Collection:... (read entire news item)

3/30/2005 Live from New York, it's Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz!
Just over a month ago we revealed that the next two Saturday Night Live DVDs were featuring Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz. Now we've got all the details and cover art for you! The Best of Tom Hanks... (read entire news item)

2/25/2005 Next two SNL Best-of's revealed!
Earlier this week we hit you with the news that last weekend's special, Live From New York: The First Five Years of Saturday Night Live, was coming to DVD later this year. We've got more good news for... (read entire news item)

2/22/2005 Saturday Night Special Planned For DVD Soon
This past Sunday evening, NBC aired a look back at SNL called "Live From New York: The First Five Years of Saturday Night Live". It was a look back at the original show, and it's crazy cast of Not Ready... (read entire news item)

12/13/2004 Revised 'Fallon' Cover Reveals Slightly Revised Specs
It came to our attention today that there was slightly different artwork available for Saturday Night Live - The Best of Jimmy Fallon, and while looking it over we also realized that some of the contents... (read entire news item)

11/21/2004 12 'Best Of' DVDs Collected Into a Box Set
This past Tuesday, November 15th, saw the release of a giant box set called Saturday Night Live - The Best Of DVD Collection. It seems that this *might* be an exclusive item to Costco club stores, because... (read entire news item)

10/19/2004 Jimmy Fallon DVD on-the-way
The Best of Jimmy Fallon DVD is loaded with his most memorable moments and sketches on the show and includes Jimmy with Mick Jagger, Jarret's Room, Sully and Denise, Jeopardy with Jimmy impersonating... (read entire news item)

10/02/2004 Trivial Pursuit is 'Not Ready For Prime Time' with New SNL DVD Game!
Isn't that special? Video Business trade mag has a new report (registration required) that will delight fans of Saturday Night Live, especially those who enjoy playing the game "Trivial Pursuit". These... (read entire news item)

7/27/2004 Boxes for September Wave of SNL Releases
Late last month we brought you this news about the September 7th release of the next wave of Saturday Night Live best-of DVD titles. Now we bring you the following picture that shows off the cover... (read entire news item)

6/24/2004 On DVD from New York, it's Saturday Night!: 4 new releases
The studio has confirmed with us that they are releasing four new "best-of" Saturday Night Live DVDs on September 7th (yes, that very crowded release date we've been talking about): Chris Kattan Will... (read entire news item)

8/07/2003 DVD previews
These are video clips for the upcoming SNL DVDs being released on August 12th. Best of Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler and Molly Shannon Clips Molly Shannon 1 Molly Shannon 2 Will... (read entire news item)

7/20/2003 More Best of releases coming
Lions Gate Home Entertainment will release 3 more "Best of" releases on October 28th. They are: The Best of Cheri Oteri The Best of Chris Farley The Best of Dana Carvey As with "The Best of Adam... (read entire news item)

5/31/2003 25 Years of Music
Lion's Gate has it in the U.S. on August 12th, and in Canada you can order it immediately (for $99.96 Canadian) via (includes a free gift valued at $20 CAN): It's the Saturday Night... (read entire news item)

4/07/2003 A few new titles
A Variety article posted late Sunday offered us quite a few titles coming from NBC Enterprises in partnership with a number of other studios and distributors. Among the announcements was a special "Saturday... (read entire news item)

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