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Saturday Night Live 41 Seasons

Season 2
4.5 out of 5 stars (147) IMDb 8.2/10

Saturday Night Live Season 2

Starring:
Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett

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1. Saturday Night Live (SNL) September 18, 1976 - Lily Tomlin / James Taylor

"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night". Lily Tomlin hosts this very first episode of the second season, with Musical Guest James Taylor who performed four songs, including "Sweet Baby James" and "Shower the People."

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: September 18, 1976
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2. Saturday Night Live (SNL) September 25, 1976 - Norman Lear / Boz Scaggs

Norman Lear hosts with musical guest Boz Scaggs ("Lowdown" and "What Can I Say")

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: September 25, 1976
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3. Saturday Night Live (SNL) October 2, 1976 - Eric Idle / Joe Cocker with John Belushi

Eric Idle hosts with Musical Guest Joe Cocker who John Belushi joins on stage to sing "Feelin' Alright" and a bonus Musical performance by Stuff ("Foots").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: October 2, 1976
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4. Saturday Night Live (SNL) October 16, 1976 - Karen Black / John Prine

Karen Black hosts with Musical Guest John Prine ("Hello in There" and "The Bottomless Lake").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: October 16, 1976
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5. Saturday Night Live (SNL) October 23, 1976 - Steve Martin / Kinky Friedman

Steve Martin is joined by musical guest Kinky Freidman ("Dear Abbie").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: October 23, 1976
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6. Saturday Night Live (SNL) October 30, 1976 - Buck Henry / The Band

Buck Henry hosts SNL for the third time is accidentally cut on the forehead by John Belushi during the Samurai Stockbroker sketch. The Band performs three songs: "Life is Carnival", "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down", and "Stage Fright".

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: October 30, 1976
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7. Saturday Night Live (SNL) November 13, 1976 - Dick Cavett / Ry Cooder

Dick Cavett hosts with Musical Guest Ry Cooder ("Tattler" and "He'll Have to Go").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: November 13, 1976
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8. Saturday Night Live (SNL) November 20, 1976 - Paul Simon / Paul Simon & George Harrison

Paul Simon hosts the Thanksgiving episode that includes the infamous Turkey Suit Monologue and performed "Here Comes The Sun", and "Homeward Bound" with George Harrison.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: November 20, 1976
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9. Saturday Night Live (SNL) November 27, 1976 - Jodie Foster / Brian Wilson

Jodie Foster hosts as the youngest host so far. She is joined by Musical Guest Brian Wilson ("Back Home", "Love is a Woman", and "Good Vibrations").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: November 27, 1976
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10. Saturday Night Live (SNL) December 11, 1976 - Candice Bergen / Frank Zappa

Candice Bergen hosts. During a sketch called "Extremely Stupid" Candice flubs her lines and cracks up live to Gilda Radner's improv. Musical Guest is Frank Zappa ("I'm the Slime, "Lagoon", and "Peaches & Regalia").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: December 11, 1976
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11. Saturday Night Live (SNL) January 15, 1977 - Ralph Nader / George Benson

Bill Murray's first show. First Coneheads sketch to air. Hosted by Ralph Nader with Musical Guest George Benson ("Masquerade", "Gonna Love You More").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: January 15, 1977
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12. Saturday Night Live (SNL) January 22, 1977 - Ruth Gordan / Chuck Berry

Ruth Gordon is joined by musical guest Chuck Berry ("Johnny B. Goode", "Marie", "Carol").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: January 22, 1977
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13. Saturday Night Live (SNL) January 29, 1977 - Fran Tarkenton / Leo Sayer / Donny Harper and The Voices of Tomorrow

Fran Tarkenton hosts with musical guest Leo Sayer ("When I Need You" and "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing") and Donny Harper and the Voices of Tomorrow ("Sing a Song").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 7 minutes Release date: January 29, 1977
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14. Saturday Night Live (SNL) February 26, 1977 - Steve Martin / The Kinks

Steve Martin appears as host with musical guest The Kinks ("Sleepwalker").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: February 26, 1977
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15. Saturday Night Live (SNL) March 12, 1977 - Sissy Spacek / Richard Baskin

Iconic episode that won an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series". Hosted by Sissy Spacek with Musical Guest Richard Baskin ("One I Love You" and "City of One Night Stands").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: March 12, 1977
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16. Saturday Night Live (SNL) March 19, 1977 - Broderick Crawford / Levon Helm / The Meters

Special Guest Linda Rostandt appears as one of the Rondette's in the Cold Open. Host Broderick Crawford is joined by musical guest Levon Helm ("Sing Sing Sing", "Aint that a lot of Love") and The Meters ("I Got to Get my Name Up in Lights").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: March 19, 1977
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17. Saturday Night Live (SNL) March 26, 1977 - Jack Burns / Santana

Jack Burns hosts with musical guest Santana ("Black Magic Woman" and "Europa").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 7 minutes Release date: March 26, 1977
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18. Saturday Night Live (SNL) April 9 , 1977 - Julian Bond / Tom Waits

Julian Bond hosts with musical guests Tom Waits ("Eggs & Sausages", "Dazz").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: April 9, 1977
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19. Saturday Night Live (SNL) April 16, 1977 - Elliott Gould / Rosalyn Kind, Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Elliott Gould is joined by special musical guests Rosalyn Kind ("I'm Not Anyone") and The McGarrigle Sisters ("Kiss and Say Goodbye" and "Heart Like a Wheel').

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: April 16, 1977
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20. Saturday Night Live (SNL) April 23, 1977 - Eric Idle / Alan Price & Neil Innes

Eric Idle returns as host with musical guests Alan Price ("Poor People", "In Times Like These") and Neil Innes ("Cheese and Onions" and "Shangri-La").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: April 23, 1977
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21. Saturday Night Live (SNL) May 14, 1977 - Shelley Duvall / Joan Armatrading

Shelley Duvall host with musical guest Joan Armatrading ("Love and Affection" and "Down to Zero").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 7 minutes Release date: May 14, 1977
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22. Saturday Night Live (SNL) May 21, 1977 - Buck Henry / Jennifer Warnes

Buck Henry returns to host with musical guests Jennifer Warnes ("Right Time of the Night") and Kenny Vance ("The Performer").

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: May 29, 1976
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I've been looking forward to this release as it includes the guest hosting performance of my favorite Jack Burns! It is terrific that they are finally getting full seasons out of SNL instead of compilation best of sets so that those, like myself, who want an episode featuring a legend (or perhaps a forgotten personality) from the past can get it in awesome DVD quality instead of settling for grainy unofficial recordings. There are lots of legends from the '70s guest hosting in this season including Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton. Revisit or perhaps see for the first time the SNL days with Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newton, Dan Aykroyd etc. For a sneak peek at the best SNL episode ever (that just so happens to be on this season set), check out my webpage "Jack Burns Hosts Saturday Night Live."

Here's what's on this season:
1. Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (First aired: 9/18/1976)
Sketches include "Lily Won't Rehearse," "Debate '76," "The Muppet Morgue," "The Phone Company," "Women In Literature," "Tess DiSenzo," "Judith Beasley," "Television Viewer" (film), and "The Antler Dance." James Taylor performed "Shower the People," "Roadrunner," and "Sweet Baby James."
2. Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs First aired: 9/25/1976
Sketches include "Gilda's Fall," "Norman Fell's Actors" (film), "Jimmy Carter's Libido," "The Snakehandling O'Sheas," "Chevy's Girls," "Joseph Franklin's Metric Week," "Yankee Doodle Slapstick" (film) "Abusive Divorce Lawyer," "Rhodesian Peace Talks," "Norman's Joke," and "Spanish Peanuts" (film). Boz Skaggs performed "Lowdown" and "What Can I Say."
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Season 1 of Saturday Night Live had some memorable moments, but Season 2 had even more! Included are the first time comedy legend Steve Martin hosted the show, the first appearance of Bill Murray's famous 'Nick the Lounge Singer' character, the time that John Belushi did his Joe Cocker Impression alongside Joe Cocker himself, Lily Tomlin's hilarious commercial for 'The Phone Company', and much more! Here is a list of the episodes in order of their original airdates(Along with notes on the major cast changes):

1. Lily Tomlin/James Taylor
2. Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs
3. Eric Idle/Joe Cocker,Stuff
4. Karen Black/John Prine
5. Steve Martin/Kinky Friedman
6. Buck Henry/The Band (Chevy Chase's Last Episode To Be 'Weekend Update' Anchor)
7. Dick Cavett/Ry Cooder (Jane Curtin's First Episode To Be 'Weekend Update' Anchor)
8. Paul Simon
9. Jodie Foster/Brian Wilson (Chevy Chase's Last Episode)
10. Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa
11. Ralph Nader/George Benson (Bill Murray's First Episode)
12. Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry
13. Frank Tarkenton/Leo Sayer,Donny Harper,& The Voices of Tomorrow
14. Steve Martin/The Kinks
15. Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin
16. Broderick Crawford/The Meters,Dr. John,Levon Helm,Paul Butterfield
17. Jack Burns/Santana
18. Julian Bond/Tom Waits,Brick
19. Elliott Gould/The McGarrigle Sisters,Roslyn Kind
20. Eric Idle/Alan Price,Neil Innes
21. Shelley Duvall/Joan Armatrading
22. Buck Henry/Jennifer Warnes,Kenny Vance

Another possible episode to be featured on this set is the live special from Mardi Gras, but only time will tell if it will be included.

Bottom line, I am really looking forward to this set!
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I am absolutely thrilled that we are getting another complete season of Saturday Night Live. This season is where the show really started to gell into the show that everyone remembers.

I've only watched the first 4 discs of this set, but so far it has been great. Even better than season one. This season marks the birth of the Coneheads. Jane Curtin takes over Weekend Update after Chevy Chase leaves the show. Lots of great moments.

The only thing that I find disapointing is the people that continue to complain about the long wait between seasons and the price of the sets. In case no one has bothered to address the issue, here it is in black and white. Music licensing issues. Come on folks. You complain that TV shows on DVD are constantly replacing or deleating music and when a company bends over backwards to make sure that each and every piece of music is inclued in the set, then you complain about the price. Sorry but in this case you can't have your cake and eat it too. The same goes for the so called 'long wait' between seasons. It takes a lot of time to negotiate those pesky music rights. I know, reality bites doesn't it? I, for one, don't mind the long wait. If this is what it takes for Universal to give me complete uncut seasons of this great show, then fine. I'll fork over the $50.00+ dollars for the set and wait patiently for the next season. End of rant.
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I've received the advanced copy on 11/19/2007 "for review purposes only" from Broadway Video. And I'm sorry to say that the commercial bumpers are NOT INCLUDED in the Second Season Box Set. I didn't look at all the shows in this set, but I can tell you that some of the shows are NOT complete. One good example would be......

The Karen Black episode doesn't have the LIVE "goodbye" close at the end. What BV did was recreated a credit close with stills from the show open.

However, the infamous Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa Christmas episode DOES HAVE the full, uncut skating rink goodnight in this set.

In all, minus a couple of edited episodes and commercial bumpers, it's still a good box set and a must have for die hard SNL fans!
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