Saturday Night Live: Season 1 (1975 - 1976)

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Season 1
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 11, 1975
2
Air date: Oct 18, 1975
3
Air date: Oct 25, 1975
4
Air date: Nov 8, 1975
5
Air date: Nov 15, 1975
6
Air date: Nov 22, 1975
7
Air date: Dec 13, 1975
8
Air date: Dec 20, 1975
9
Air date: Jan 10, 1976
10
Air date: Jan 17, 1976
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Series 1 of the star studded variety show.

Cast

Buck Henry
as Host
Rita Coolidge
as Musical Guest
Desi Arnaz
as Host/Musical Guest
Phoebe Snow
as Musical Guest
Janis Ian
as Musical Guest
Randy Newman
as Musical Guest
Bill Withers
as Musical Guest
Marshall Erwin Efron
as Musical Guest
Esther Phillips
as Musical Guest
ABBA
as Musical Guest
Gil Scott-Heron
as Musical Guest
The Stylistics
as Musical Guest
Al Jarreau
as Musical Guest
Carly Simon
as Musical Guest
Leon Redbone
as Musical Guest
Howard Shore
as Musical Guest
Desi Arnaz Jr.
as Musical Guest
Andy Kaufman
as Musical Guest
Gordon Lightfoot
as Musical Guest
Anne Murray
as Musical Guest
Desi Arnaz Jr.
as Musical Guest
Leon Russell
as Musical Guest
Patti Smith
as Musical Guest
Billy Preston
as Musical Guest
Toni Basil
as Musical Guest
Neil Sedaka
as Musical Guest
Jimmy Cliff
as Musical Guest
Martha Reeves
as Musical Guest
Art Garfunkel
as Musical Guest
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Critic Reviews for Saturday Night Live Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

The longest running, most iconic sketch show in American history.

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NBC changed television forever.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Much of the appeal of "Saturday Night" lies in its contrast with this ubiquitous show-business language.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The 90 minute show was plagued throughout with a lack of exciting guests and innovative writing, helping to keep the debut at a lackluster pace.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Saturday Night is a show worth rooting for.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Clayburgh was seldom as much fun in her movies as she is here, whether she's doing a full sketch or just introducing Leon Redbone or picking out "volunteers" for Andy Kaufman's act.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Over the years, the quality of the show has varied, both from season to season and from episode to episode. But for the most part, Saturday Night Live has been a place to see solid, live comedy with a broad, mature appeal.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

There have been many popular recurring SNL characters over the years but few are as absurdly simple and memorably hilarious as the Land Shark.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Although the show may appear dated, most of the comedy isn't. Yes, we did say most.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saturday Night Live: Season 1

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