With a little help from my friends... finding Belushi & Cocker?
January 25, 2006 8:05 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for classic "Saturday Night Live" sketches that might not have made the "Best of..." DVDs. Namely, John Belushi performing as Joe Cocker WITH Joe Cocker! But there were far too many good ones to let them all fade into oblivion! Is there any way to find these classic sketches to save them for posterity?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
Best answer: They just released some classic sketches on itunes.
posted by jrossi4r at 8:18 AM on January 25, 2006

Best answer: I this it?

YouTube seems to have a tone of SNL.
posted by Heminator at 8:48 AM on January 25, 2006

Is this it... and sorry, I don't have flash at work so I can't verify it for myself.
posted by Heminator at 8:49 AM on January 25, 2006

Best answer: 2,787 SNL transcripts.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:59 AM on January 25, 2006

I would hazzard a guess that DVD packages of SNL seasons will start coming out. They have done it with so many other shows (SCTV, Monty Python, Muppets...). I doubt they will be lost to posterity. If anything we live in an era of cultral masturbation.
posted by edgeways at 9:09 AM on January 25, 2006

Oooh- thanks Heminator!
posted by fish tick at 9:19 AM on January 25, 2006

If you find it in your cache, you can save it and play it later in an FLV Player. There's a Greasemonkey Extension to do it for you, but I haven't tried it personally.

slightly off-topic: YouTube also had one of my favorite obscure sketches: The Guy Who Plays Mr. Belvedere Fan Club.
posted by Gary at 9:41 AM on January 25, 2006

The one that still sticks out in my memory to this day is a young Tim Curry, doing a spot-on Mick Jagger singing "Beast of Burden".

Either that or I just made it up.
posted by willmize at 9:59 AM on January 25, 2006

Actually, don't bet on Lorne Michaels releasing full season collections of SNL. He's notoriously protective of much of the material and refuses to allow many things never to be seen again. We'll never witness Sinead tear up that picture of the pope again, for instance. That's why he only releases them in small doses, usually centered around a certain performer.
posted by incessant at 10:31 AM on January 25, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks a mil, Heminator! (I didn't even know about YouTube!!)
posted by Misciel at 9:25 AM on January 28, 2006

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