Streaming Saturday: Saturday Night Live (1975-Present)

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Last week my PS3 died a hero’s death. In the end, it went out doing what it did best, streaming Netflix so I wouldn’t have to eat my Honey Bunches of Oats in silence. As a result, I streamed Netflix on my laptop set up on a TV tray at the foot of my bed.

With this set up, I found myself watching some things I don’t normally stream, namely some episodes of Saturday Night Live from the middle of the 1990s. When I was a kid, I used to love watching SNL. I hadn’t noticed just how much of SNL was on Netflix.

So for this week’s Streaming Saturday, I decided to do something a little different. Below I’ve compiled a list of all the SNL-related titles available for streaming. It’s worth noting that the decade collections don’t have the full episodes. The musical performances are missing and many episodes have sketches cut out.

Check out the list below and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer, like the blog on Facebook and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

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Saturday Night Live: The 1970s (106 Episodes)

“The groundbreaking variety show’s first five seasons introduce American audiences to original “SNL” cast members such as Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and John Belushi, who pull off hilarious scripted and improvised skits, lampoons and impersonations.”

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Saturday Night Live: The 1980s (181 Episodes)

“Culled from “SNL” Seasons 6-15, this program revels in one of the enduring show’s most remarkable decades, with performers such as Joe Piscopo, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus pulling off the most outrageous and memorable gags.”

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Saturday Night Live: The 1990s (202 Episodes)

“From “Delta Delta Delta” to “Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker,” watch the zaniest skits and parodies from one of “SNL’s” best decades, which brought out the comedic talents of Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Melanie Hutsell and Chris Rock.”

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Saturday Night Live: The 2000s (194 Episodes; HD & 5.1 Audio)

“Watch the likes of Tracy Morgan, Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond in sketches and skits that are more modern and fresh as “SNL” sees a new millennium. Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon and head writer Tina Fey anchor ‘Weekend Update.’”

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Saturday Night Live: The 2010s (44 Episodes; HD & 5.1 Audio)

“New decade, new outrageous laughs. “SNL” propels toward the future with sketches and skits featuring favorite cast members such as Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig.”

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SNL: The Best of Commercial Parodies (1hr, 23mins)

Narrated by “SNL” alum Will Ferrell, this collection of memorable ad spots includes the classics “Trump’s House of Wings,” “Bassomatic,” “Taco Town,” “Happy Fun Ball,” “Schmitt’s Gay,” “Little Chocolate Donuts,” “Colon Blow” and “Love Toilet.”

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Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (3 Episodes, HD)

“‘SNL’ goes prime time with a special installment of “Weekend Update” featuring co-hosts Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers. Nobody is spared as the duo skewer the candidates and pundits leading to the 2008 presidential election.”

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SNL: Presidential Bash 2008 (1hr, 24mins; HD & 5.1 Audio)

“In anticipation of the 2008 presidential election, “SNL” aired this roundup of skits spoofing politicos old and new, featuring nuanced impressions from Dan Aykroyd’s Pres. Richard Nixon to Tina Fey’s uncanny Gov. Sarah Palin.”

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SNL: Sports Extra ‘09 (1hr, 1min)

“’SNL’ compiles the best sketches featuring all-things sports, including hysterical impressions of athletes and performances by sports greats who’ve hosted “SNL,” such as hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and hoopsters Michael Jordan and LeBron James.”

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SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell: Vol. 1 (1hr, 11mins)

“Comic genius Will Ferrell dominated “Saturday Night Live” from 1996-2002. This collection captures the best of his performances as Craig the Cheerleader, George W. Bush, Alex Trebek and other memorable characters.”

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SNL: The Best of Dana Carvey (1hr, 32mins)

“Watch Saturday Night Live cast member Carvey at his side-splitting best as he parodies President George Bush Sr., Johnny Carson and Ross Perot. Then join Carvey’s Church Lady for some rousing Church Chat, as well as tow-headed goofball Garth Algar.”

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SNL: The Best of Chris Farley (1hr, 1min)

“Relive many of the more hilarious and unforgettable moments of Chris Farley’s tragically brief career with this uproarious collection of the incomparable comedian’s most popular “Saturday Night Live” sketches.”

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SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell: Vol. 2 (1hr, 18mins)

“In all of “Saturday Night Live” history, one of the greatest of the greats is Will Ferrell, and this is the ultimate collection for the Ferrell fan. Classic skits include “Janet Reno’s Dance Party,” “The Lovers,” “Inside the Actors’ Studio” and more.”

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SNL: The Best of Christopher Walken (1hr, 22mins)

This collection spotlighting host Christopher Walken features all the greatest continentals, all the trivial tales of Ed Glosser and all the prescriptions you’ll ever need to cure your ‘cowbell crazed fever.’”

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SNL: The Best of John Belushi (1hr, 18mins)

This collection celebrates John Belushi’s classic “SNL” performances as Jake Blues and King Bee, as well as his spot-on impersonations of Joe Cocker, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and others.

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SNL: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (1hr, 23mins)

“Jimmy Fallon may no longer be in the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” but fans can relive his best and most hilarious moments with this compilation. Watch as Jimmy has a sit-down with mega-rock star Mick Jagger and riffs during classic sketches.”

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SNL: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (1hr, 31mins)

“This best-of collection celebrates Aykroyd’s classic performances as Beldar Conehead, Male Prostitute Fred Garvin, the Ronco Bass-O-Matic ’76 salesman and many others. Extras include bonus footage and interviews with the original cast and writers.”

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Bonus! Movies based off SNL sketches

A Night at the Roxbury (1998) (1hr, 21mins; HD & 5.1 Audio)

“Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell extend their “Saturday Night Live” skit about dimwit club-goers Doug and Steve Butabi, who gain entry to the swanky Roxbury nightclub after a run-in with Richard Grieco.”

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Superstar (1999) (1hr, 21mins; HD)

“Reprising her popular “Saturday Night Live” role as Irish-Catholic schoolgirl and proto-nerd Mary Katherine Gallagher, Molly Shannon stars as the ugly duckling who resolves to attain her twin dreams of fame and kissing the class stud.”

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Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer, like the blog on Facebook and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

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