Saturday Night Live: The First 5 Years
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Since purchasing this DVD and being sorely disappointed that there was not ONE sketch presented in its entirety, I went back to read the other reviews and they are all right on the money! This DVD is grossly mis-represented as classic sketches from the first 5 years of SNL and it is NOTHING like that. It is simply a documentary about the first five years with lots of interviews from various people involved (cast members, producers, hosts, etc). The only time I found myself laughing or enjoying myself was when there was a short clip of a sketch. Yes, that's right, a SHORT clip. There was not ONE sketch showed in its entirety. And even the short clips were few and far between.
I am sorry that I can't return this DVD and since it sucks so bad, I'm guessing that I won't be able to sell it used either. So I am stuck with it. But let that be a lesson to all of us consumers out there: READ REVIEWS when they are available. The corporate world is trying to stick it to us whenever they can so we have to watch out for each other!
Do NOT buy this DVD!!!! It is a RIP OFF!!!!
The remaining members of the original cast and crew talk a little bit about what it was like doing the show or what it was like working with comedian 'X'...
Save your money, or if you must have this, buy mine please.
But this was, at least to me, a rather engrossing little special (originally airing in Feb. 2005 to commemorate the show's 30th upcoming anniversary) that did a nice job of trying to capture the flavor of the era when SNL was first getting off the ground in the mid-to-late '70s.
Maybe I'm just be overly sentimental in that I remember the period and the show's start, but I felt this was worth the watch and worth having as a decent piece of retrospective memorabilia, at least.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thought it was the first five seasons, not a documentary of themPublished 3 months ago by lisa acree
An excellent documentary about the making of the show. Pretty much everyone involved who's still alive is interviewed and there's clips from many of the classic skits. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anthony Thompson
If you're a fan of the original cast, this is a must see.Published 14 months ago by RONALD LUNSFORD
Its okaY, My fault that I did not realize that it was just an overview of the comedy skits and there were only short vignettes of humor and bands. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
The first hint that this DVD is a rip-off is that it's ONE DVD, promoted as "The first 5 years". Hello! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Carter