Netfilx Satisfies Comedy Cravings With 'SNL' Archive
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 23:01
For any avid follower of comedy shows, the Netflix Instant Streaming feature is about as useful, if not more so, than any other Internet convenience. One show that is particularly well distributed on the site is Saturday Night Live. As any fan of SNL knows, the show has been on the air for nearly 40 years and thus, has way too many episodes to just randomly go searching for. What Netflix does is breaks down the show into decades, then seasons, then episodes which are labeled according to the host and musical guest. The simple system of finding and instantly watching various SNL episodes is a huge help for whenever you have some time to kill and feel like enjoying some topical comedy or maybe a trip into the dated SNL vault reaching back to 1975. After deciding what decade you feel like delving into, there is a seemingly unlimited selection of celebrity hosts and musical guests to choose from.
With such a legendary reputation preceding it, the SNL stage attracts all types of celebrities, from actors like Alec Baldwin, to athletes such as Michael Phelps. Even musicians have been known to step away from their instruments and try acting on for size. So if you have an hour to spare and are looking for a lighthearted comedy, you can’t do much better than SNL on Netflix.