Saturday Night Live-The Early Years, Seasons 1-5 from Timelife



Disclaimer; I received this product for free in exchange for my review and my honest opinion, I have not been compensated in any way.


Saturday Night Live was one of my favorite shows back in the day, the stars were so funny and they always made you laugh. 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.”


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 – George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor, also musical guest Billy Preston and more

  • Disc 2 – Buck Henry, Desi Arnaz, Ron Nessen , musical guest Bill Withers and more

         Disc 3 – Madeline Kahn, Elliot Gould, musical guests Carly Simon & more

Disc 4-  Eric Idle, Steve Martin, musical guest Joe Cocker and more

Disc 5- Candice Bergman, Paul Simon, musical guest The Kinks and more


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!


You can purchase this Collection at Timelife for 5 Easy Payments of $19.99 , 33 Episodes on 12 DVDs

You can also order the bigger collection of  106 Episodes on 37 DVDs for 5 Easy Payments of $39.98



These are just a few of the stars that were on Saturday Night Live, this is a must have if you loved SNL  but don’t take my word for it, visit Timelife’s website and check out this collection and the hundreds of their other sets.

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