With 8 DVDs, you get the entire first season of episodes
Disc One featured the pilot episode with comedian George Carlin with musical guests like Billy Preston and Janis Ian along with the original not ready for primetime players starring Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner in the cast in groundbreaking comedies. George Carlin performs more stand-up comedy than participates in skits with the cast. It is still a terrific episode though and unforgettable. The second episode has Paul Simon with musical guests, Art Garfunkel, a very pregnant Phoebe Snow, Randy Newman and the Jesse Dixon Singers. The third episode has Emmy winner Rob Reiner (All in the Family's Mike Stivic) with Joe Cocker, John Belushi and Penny Marshall.
Disc Two has Candice Bergen with Esther Phillips as a musical guest. Comedian Robert Klein hosted the fifth episode with musical guests like ABBA and Loudon Wainwright III. The sixth episode was hosted by the incomparable Lily Tomlin with Howard Shore's All Nurse Band.
Disc Three has Richard Pryor and Gil Scott-Heron as musical guest. Candice Bergen hosts again the Christmas episode and is the first repeat host with Martha Reeves and the Stylistics. Elliott Gould is the host with Canadian legend singer, Anne Murray as musical guest.
Disc Four has Buck Henry with musical guests like Bill Withers and Toni Basil. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are the first comedy duo to host the show with musical guest, Neil Sedaka. Talk show host Dick Cavett hosts with musical guest, Jimmy Cliff.
Disc Five has Peter Boyle with musical guest, Al Jarreau and unforgettable skit with John Belushi as the dueling Brandos. Desi Arnaz from "I Love Lucy" host with his son, Desi Arnaz Jr. as musical guest. Gilda Radner does a terrific job as Lucy. The show ends with Desi leading the cast in the audience. Jill Clayburgh host with Leon Redbone as musical guest.
Disc Six has Psycho's Anthony Perkins as host with Betty Carter as musical guest. President Gerald Ford's press secretary Ron Nessen is the host with Patti Smith Group as musical guest. Raquel Welch was host with a return performance from Phoebe Snow and John Sebastian.
Disc Seven has Madeline Kahn and Carly Simon as musical guest. Madeline plays Marlena Dietrich to Gilda Radner's Baba Wawa in a sendup and as the Bride of Frankenstein. Dyan Cannon was host with Leon and Mary Russell as musical guests. Buck Henry is the first male host for the second time with Canadian musical guest Gordon Lightfoot.
Disc Eight has Elliott Gould as return host with musical guests like Leon Redbone, Harlan Collins and Joyce Everson. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman's star Louise Lasser hosts with Preservation Hall Jazz Band as musical guests. The final episode has Kris Kristofferson as host and Rita Coolidge as musical guests. Disc eight also the original screen tests of the entire cast and an interview with the cast and Lorne Michaels two weeks before the show premiered.
Forty-one years later, the show is still groundbreaking and created stars. The original cast suffered the losses of Gilda Radner to cancer and John Belushi to a drug overdose. I still love this show and enjoyed every episode on DVD.