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    17 Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos From The First Seasons Of "SNL"

    Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and John Belushi?! Yes please.

    On October 11, 1975, NBC premiered a show called NBC's Saturday Night. It featured a cast including Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, George Coe and Michael O'Donoghue and was produced by Lorne Michaels. In 1976, NBC purchased the name Saturday Night Live and in 1997 changed the name of the show. It quickly became a staple of late night television and is obviously still running. The show has had over 130 different players. However, the '70s cast (which eventually included Bill Murray) is thought by many to be the best.

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    John Belushi

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    Gilda Radner, Desi Arnaz and Chevy Chase

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    Lorne Michaels

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    Bill Murray

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    Lorne Michaels

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    Ron Nessen and Chevy Chase

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    Lorne Michaels, Jane Curtin, and Dan Aykroyd

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    Lorne Michaels and Bea Arthur

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    Buck Henry and Chevy Chase

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    George Wendt, Francis Ford Coppola and Al Camoin

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    Strother Martin

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    Fran Tarkenton and Chevy Chase

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    Gilda Radner, Desi Arnaz, and Chevy Chase

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    John Belushi and Desi Arnaz

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    Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, and Steve Martin

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