In the fall of 1975, NBC teamed up with an upstart writer and producer and a cast of promising unknowns recruited from improvisational comedy clubs and launched a brave experiment in late-night television. The show that resulted was called Saturday Night Live, and over the next quarter-century it broke all the rules and became an institution in American broadcasting. In 2000, SNL's past and present cast members, along with a number of friends, admirers, and musical guests, assembled to pay tribute to the show's rich history, and Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary preserves the show's celebratory anniversary special. Guests include Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Billy Crystal, Al Franken, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, and many more. Al Green, Eurythmics, Beastie Boys, and Elvis Costello contribute musical performances. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Saturday night live (Television program)
Television comedies -- United States.
|Publisher|| [United States] :Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment,2004
|Other Titles|| Saturday night live (Television program)
Saturday night live 25th anniversary
Saturday night live twenty-five
Saturday night live SNL 25
Miller, Beth McCarthy.
Beatts, Anne P.
Davis, Tom, 1952-2012.
Fey, Tina, 1970-
Higgins, S. J. (Steve J.)
Farley, Chris, 1964-1997.
Jackson, Victoria, 1959-
Martin, Steve, 1945-
Miller, Dennis, 1953-
Morris, Garrett, 1937-
Murphy, Eddie, 1961-
Myers, Mike, 1963-
National Broadcasting Company.
Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Jane Curtin, Chris Farley, Al Franken, Phil Hartman, Victoria Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Garrett Morris, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Kevin Nealon, Laraine Newman, Joe Piscopo, Gilda Radner, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, David Spade, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie, Garth Brooks, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Lily Tomlin, Eurythmics, Elvis Costello, Beastie Boys, Al Green, Linda Hamilton, Michael Jordan, Paul McCartney, Roseanne, Kevin Spacey, Patrick Swayze, Christopher Walken, and various special guests.
Photographers, Edie Baskin, Norman Ng, Mary Ellen Matthews ; graphics, Bob Pook, Doug Zider ; editors, Tom Behrens, Martin Brumbach, Christopher Dalyrmple ; executive producer, Lorne Michaels.
Special features: The Today show looks back at SNL ; Access Hollywood covers the 25th anniversary ; Tim Russert talks with Lorne Michaels.
1 videodisc (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.