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Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005)

A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.

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Kenneth Bowser

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Kenneth Bowser
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheree Ali ... The Iguana Patron
Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading ... Herself (archive footage)
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself
Anne Beatts Anne Beatts ... Herself
John Belushi ... Himself (archive footage)
Judith Belushi-Pisano ... Herself (as Judy Belushi Pisano)
Candice Bergen ... Herself
Milton Berle ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Boyle ... (archive footage)
Bernie Brillstein Bernie Brillstein ... Himself
Albert Brooks ... Himself (archive footage)
Clem Burke Clem Burke ... Himself (archive footage)
Jacqueline Carlin Jacqueline Carlin ... Herself (archive footage)
Dana Carvey ... Himself
Ray Charles ... Himself (archive footage)
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A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.

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5 years that changed the face of comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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SNL: The First 5 Years See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jane Curtin declined to participate in this special because she does not like to talk about on her experiences on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »


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Still Crazy After All These Years
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Written and Performed by Paul Simon
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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night...
8 January 2006 | by 2farawaySee all my reviews

Ahhh... Saturday Night Live. This is a pretty good documentary about the heyday of SNL (the first five years 1975-1980) that was originally made for broadcast by NBC.

It includes many great interviews with the cast and writers (including Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris and others), mixed with lots of quick flashes of classic sketches and musical guests. The interviews are fairly candid and I learned a few things about the cast that I didn't know.

Watching this special made me yearn for the days when SNL was edgy and funny. Viewing the show now most of the time is a chore. Do yourself a favor and pick up this DVD. It's money well spent for fans of classic Saturday Night Live.


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