Saturday Night Live–Season 3 (Universal)
Saturday Night Live has been so bad for so long that it’s tough to imagine when it was actually good, week in and week out. This Third Season set will alleviate that problem, as we witness such immortal characters as the Wild & Crazy Guys and the Blues Brothers making the first of many appearances. Add to this the hilarious commercial spoofs, the true chemistry among the members of best ensemble the show ever had, and several ace musical performances (i.e., Jackson Browne playing “Running on Empty,” Elvis Costello’s incendiary version of “Radio Radio”), and you have another invaluable SNL DVD set. The lone quibble: what’s taking so long to release these sets?
EXTRAS: Things We Did Last Summer featurette; wardrobe tests with Belushi and Howard Shore.