"Saturday Night Live" (1975-) | Sam Gall TV Review Issue #1 Gem Mint 10.0


“Saturday Night Live“ (1975-)

Creator: Lorne Michaels

Directors/Writers: Sorry, just way too many to name! Over 900 episodes!

Starring: Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kenan Thompson, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Kirsten Wiig, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Leslie Jones

Rated: TV-14

Runtime: 1h 30min

Genre: Comedy, Sketch, Music, Theater, News

Country: USA

Language: English


"A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show."


You might like this if you like: Comedy, Sketch, Music, Theater, News, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kenan Thompson, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Kirsten Wiig, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Leslie Jones, Chevy Chase, and probably every actor that ever was alive past 1975


Dan Aykroyd (left) & John Belushi (right) in "Saturday Night Live" (1975-)


One of the earliest and continuous comedic influences in my life. There may have been a couple times where I didn't keep up for a little while, but I'd always come back to this show with old and newfound love.


It's so unique in its structure. It's a show for generations and generations to come. Everyone seems to have their era that they grew up on. It was around for everyone. Constantly evolving and adapting.


Adam Sandler in "Saturday Night Live" (1975-)


I think I'm one the rare case where I happen to love a bit from every era of "Saturday Night Live". So many names and faces come to mind. So many historical moments and almost every single pop culture icon has walked through those doors at some point or another. It's rich with history and taps into everything that was going on at that time.


Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kenan Thompson, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Kirsten Wiig, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Leslie Jones... TOO MANY names come to mind. My favorite moments stretch across every season. It's such a culmination of so many of my favorite things. I could look up any of my favorite icons and find a great moment with them on "SNL". Actors, Directors, Musicians. It's insane.


Tina Fey (left) & Amy Poehler (right) in "Saturday Night Live" (1975-)


Its structure and style is the closest thing I've had to live theater on the screen. Something that's always been a favorite of mine is when the actors break. When the actors find something THAT funny, it usually is pretty damn funny to me too. Seeing them catch themselves, hold it in, and keep going are always some of my favorite moments to watch!


I remember having the DVD hits back in the day. Belushi's Greatest Hits or Dan Aykroyd's. Years later I got to TYPE up the narration (writing credits go to Johnny O'Hara - I just had to make a version for Aykroyd) for a documentary I worked on called "Good Fortune" (2016) which got sent to Dan Aykroyd to read off of. I remember that made my Mom pretty proud at the time. Adam Sandler. Will Ferrell. The first two generations of "Saturday Night Live" I mostly got to watch through the greatest hits DVDs. Whole family wore those discs out. It's really where I fell in love with all those early guys. Just way too many to name!


Eddie Murphy (left) & Chevy Chase (right) in "Saturday Night Live" (1975-)


"The Lonely Island"'s Digital Short and Music Video era was the absolute best! Andy Samberg was a sensation to me along with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer. It made me almost want to rap. So glad I didn't. "I'm On a Boat" and "Threw On The Ground" were just a couple of the classics they came up with.


Andy Samberg (left) & Justin Timberlake (right) in "Saturday Night Live" (1975-)


Years later I got to meet and work with Kenan Thompson in New York for an upcoming (Temp Title; The Revolution Generation) documentary where I was Production Coordinator & B-Cam Operator. It was a such a trip and got to escort Kenan into and out of the hotel. On the way out he was kind enough to take a picture with me.


Sam Gall (left) & Kenan Thompson (right) in New York


It's certainly a show that will go down as of my favorite comedic shows of all time! Regardless of the era! It's got musical moments! Nerd moments! Cinematic! Historical! Silly! Serious! A mix of so many there'll be something for you to enjoy!


Written by Sam Gall on May 31, 2021


CGC Grading: Gem Mint 10.0


Available on various VOD platforms


#SaturdayNightLive #TheLonelyIsland #LorneMichaels #Comedy #Sketch #Music #Theater #News #AdamSandler #WillFerrell #GildaRadner #BillMurray #ChrisFarley #JohnBelushi #EddieMurphy #DanAykroyd #TinaFey #AmyPoehler #KenanThompson #FredArmisen #MayaRudolph #AndySamberg #BillHader #KirstenWiig #PeteDavidson #KateMcKinnon #KyleMooney #LeslieJones #ChevyChase #RichardPrior #SteveMartin

9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All