Relive the glory days with the first five seasons of 'Saturday Night Live' -- which you can't find on Netflix

“Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday with a live show featuring many of former cast members and hosts.

But let’s face it: a three-hour live show isn’t long enough to cover all the classic skits.

If you’re still craving the old-school SNL shows, we recommend picking up the original five seasons of SNL featuring the greats such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Bill Murray.

(And, sorry, they’re not on Netflix.)


Season 1

Here’s to the original season starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase.

Famous guest appearances include Simon and Garfunkel, ABBA, and Raquel Welch.

Amazon Instant Video: from $US1.99 to $US9.99

DVD: $US39.98 $US12.99


Season 2

Bill Murray joins SNL after the mid-season departure of Chevy Chase.

Episode-wise, there’s the incredibly famous, Emmy-winning episode starring Sissy Spacek and Richard Baskin.

And, yup, season 2 was the birth of Coneheads.

Amazon Instant Video: from $US1.99 to $US9.99

DVD: $US39.98 $US12.99


Season 3

SNL had an “Anyone Can Host” contest during season 3. The winner — 80-year old Miskel Spillman — remains the first and only non-celebrity to host SNL.

Fun fact: Hugh Hefner hosted in season 3.

Amazon Instant Video: from $US1.99 to $US9.99

DVD: $US39.98 $US14.99


Season 4

The Rolling Stones hosted and performed in the fourth season premiere.

And even former mayor Ed Koch stopped by for the show.

Amazon Instant Video: from $US1.99 to $US9.99

DVD: $US39.98 $US16.99


Season 5

This was the first season without John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. And this was also the final season for everyone in the cast.

Amazon Instant Video: from $US1.99 to $US9.99

DVD: $US39.98 $US12.96

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