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Default Saturday Night Live - The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review

Live from New York, itís Saturday Night! For over three decades, Saturday Night Live has been a source of young comedic talent that has helped to launch the careers of countless performers, making them household names. Still considered iconic for their live performances from Studio 8H in New York, the original case of SNL set the tone for years to come with their irreverent, edgy humor. They combined anti-establishment political satire with rock-and-roll attitude for a show that spoke to the youth of the 1970s, turning it into an instant sensation.

Returning for what would be the final season for nearly every cast member and writer on the show, most of the core group from the previous seasons remained intact. However, the show suffered two cast member departures of great impact. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi left after the 4th season to work on movies. Harry Shearer, who would go on to provide dozens of voices on The Simpsons, would step in and fill some of the void - particularly that left by Dan Aykroyd. The show would also elevate nearly every writer - plus SNL band member Paul Shaffer (Lettermanís future sidekick) to the title of featured player. By the end of the season though, nearly everyone had had enough and nearly every member of the show staff quit after five years. The final season still has its moments, but the magic of the first few years is gone, at least in my opinion.

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