Saturday Night Live: The 1970s
Episodes Available: Seasons 1-5
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Tom Davis, Jim Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Al Franken, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Harry Shearer
Everybody loves to talk about the good old days-word to Wu-Tang's "Can It Be All So Simple." And when reflecting upon the history of Saturday Night Live, older heads are quick to criticize today's cast and verbally beat off the seminal sketch comedy show's original players. You know what, though? Those old farts have a point.
Not that the likes of Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen are slouches, because they're far from it. It's just that, in the pantheon of iconic SNL characters, O.G.'s such as John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Dan Aykroyd set the bar sky-high, from the Blues Brothers to the "Wild and Crazy Guys" and Father Guido Sarducci. â€”MB