"Land of Gorch" arrives on DVD this December
Henson sketches to be included in Saturday Night Live, the Complete
First Season box set
Night Live: The Complete First Season" will be released
on DVD on December 5, 2006. The 8-disc set (with over 26-hours of
material) will include all of the first season episodes in their
entirety - completely uncut.
what does that have to do with the Muppets? Well, if you remember
Jim Henson and the Muppets were members of the cast in the 1975-1976
season appearing in the recurring Muppet segments titled "The
Land of Gorch".
14 of the original "Land Of Gorch" episodes staring "Jim
Henson's Muppets" will be included on this set. This is the
first time any of the Gorch skits have been released on DVD or in
come with us now from the bubbling tar pits, to the sulfurous wasteland;
from the rotting forest, to the stagnant mud flats, to the Land
of Gorch (now available on DVD).
the "Not Ready for Primetime Players," the original cast of Saturday
Night Live ignited a comedy revolution with their mix of irreverent
characters and satirical impressions of political figures and pop
From the premiere of this groundbreaking sketch comedy show on October
11, 1975, live from historical Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller
Center, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Garrett
Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner launched themselves into
instant stardom and were often referred to as "The Beatles of Comedy."
Created by Lorne Michaels over three decades ago, few other shows
have had the cultural impact and relevance of Saturday Night Live.
else can you see the complete first season of SNL, featuring hosts
George Carlin, Rob Reiner, Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor, Elliott Gould,
Candace Bergen, or original musical performances by Simon & Garfunkel,
ABBA, Patti Smith, Jimmy Cliff, and Carly Simon. And if you're curious
as to how the original cast was hired, check out the DVD bonus features
that include the screen tests of each performer.
Nelson tribute at The Moving Image Museum October 27
Henson's Pajanimals debuts on NBC Kids Saturday July 7
New York Pops play The Muppets at Carnegie Hall April 14
announces "Sid the Science Kid: The Movie" in 3-D
• The Jim Henson Company Puppets to perform at the 2011 Grammys
• "Pioneers of Television" special
to honor Jim Henson
• Classic "Henson's Place" special
arrives on DVD August 3
Oz unveils tribute to the "Henson Pipes" at NBC Studios