Saturday Night Live: The Complete Second Season [8 Discs] [DVD]

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Special Features

  • SNL Mardi Gras special
  • Dress rehearsal audio
  • Andy Kaufman screen test
  • 1976-77 collector's scrapbook

Synopsis

The second season of the late-night sketch comedy series fine-tunes the funny even as the Not Ready for Prime Time Players undergo a major change: Chevy Chase leaves a third of the way into the season, succeeded shortly after by Bill Murray. (Chase's brief stay is made briefer still by a pratfall injury that forces him to participate in two episodes from a hospital bed.) In Chase's absence, Jane Curtin earns her comedic spurs as anchor of "Weekend Update," a segment that remains a high point-especially when Curtin tangles with Gilda Radner's Emily Litella ("Never mind!"). Other memorable bits include a presidential debate between Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) and Gerald Ford (Chase); an inventive drag race between Aykroyd and host Eric Idle; the Coneheads; John Belushi's samurai routines; and Murray's plea for audience support. One classic episode features host Paul Simon singing "Still Crazy After All These Years" in a turkey suit and also joining musical guest George Harrison for duets on Simon's "Homeward Bound" and Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun". The season's other hosts include wild-and-crazy Steve Martin (who does the deed twice); Lily Tomlin; a 14-year-old Jodie Foster; 80-year-old Ruth Gordon; Candice Bergen; Buck Henry (twice); Ralph Nader; football great Fran Tarkenton; and Dick Cavett. In addition to Harrison, musical performers include the Band; George Benson; Joe Cocker and his spastic twin (Belushi spoofing Cocker); Ry Cooder; the Kinks; James Taylor; Brian Wilson; and Frank Zappa. ~ Jeff Gemmill

Cast & Crew

  • Seth Meyers
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Fred Armisen
  • Bill Hader
  • Bobby Moynihan

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