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Saturday Night Live: The Complete Second Season, 1976-1977
Saturday Night Live The Complete Second Season 1976-1977
Actor: Bill Murray
Genres: Comedy, Television
UR     2007     1hr 30min


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Actor: Bill Murray
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Bill Murray, Comedy, Classic TV
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/04/2007
Original Release Date: 10/11/1975
Theatrical Release Date: 10/11/1975
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 8
SwapaDVD Credits: 8
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

The Complete Second Season!
Trey Holt | Pampa, TX USA | 09/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Here Come The Coneheads!!!
Brian Himes | 12/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Complete shows? So-So. No commercial bumpers in the set!
TV Newsman | New York, NY USA | 11/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Love these sets! But...
shawn | Surprise, Azerbaijan | 01/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm loving the SNL box sets so far! They really take me back. Of all the season 2 episodes, the one that holds a special place in my heart is the Broderick Crawford episode, as it was the very first SNL episode I ever saw, when I was just 10. Looking at that episode today, it's very bittersweet--Crawford at that point was the oldest host ever, and had to perform most of the sketches from a comfy chair. Still, he was very professional and you can tell he showed up for rehearsals (a far cry from today's hosts, who are often caught blatantly reading from cue cards). His opening monologue, where he recounts being fired from his NBC radio gig in the 30s, and being given a "second chance" 40 years later, is quite moving.

As for the rest: the shows are as good as I remember, although the humor is very much "of it's time". The video/audio restoration also seem to be an improvement over last year's box set. The set to look for, however, is the third season (1977-78), where IMO the early SNL hit it's peak.

I only have one problem with the boxed sets, and it's a big one: the first five years of SNL are legendary for various reasons, and it amazes me that there is no commentary track for these episodes. The cast members are notorious for thier determination not to discuss thier years on the show, but I would have been happy with anybody--writers, producers, directors--willing to share thier various "war stories" about what went into creating the edgy series."