Was this actor in Saturday Night Live's inaugural cast?

How well do you know the Saturday Night Live of the 1970s?


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We've seen good and bad seasons of Saturday Night Live, but nothing beats that first season when everything was fresh, funny, and new. But how well do you actually remember the first cast of SNL? We'll give you an actor's name, and it's your job to tell us if they were part of the cast when the show debuted!

  1. Dan Aykroyd
  2. Al Franken
  3. Bill Murray
  4. John Belushi
  5. Garrett Morris
  6. Brian Doyle-Murray
  7. Jane Curtin
  8. Gilda Radner
  9. Eddie Murphy
  10. Jim Belushi

Was this actor in Saturday Night Live's inaugural cast?

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Lilly777 1 month ago
9 out of 10. I largely hated that season and cast though, always felt it was way overrated. The celeb guest kept it afloat. I preferred Monty Python and SCTV over it & Later on Mad TV.
djw1120 1 month ago
8 out of 10
I really thought that Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray were in the first season.
I guess not.
Geronimo 1 month ago
this actor in Saturday Night Live's inaugural cast?
You got 10 out of 10
You scored first place in this first season cast quiz!

Too easy!
BenSobeleone 1 month ago
Dueling Brandos with John Belushi and Peter Boyle
BenSobeleone 1 month ago
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BenSobeleone daDoctah 1 month ago
That is great! Sounds like fun!
Mob39 2 months ago
Got Bill Murray wrong?!? But then again, I was just a kid.
Iknownothink 2 months ago
10/10 Too easy however the Al Franken was a good trick question because he was a writer for the show back then, appearing in the next season or two with Tom Davis
Jerryfan 2 months ago
9/10 Al Franken and his then comedy partner Tom Davis were originally there as writers from the beginning.
stagebandman 2 months ago
"Franken and Tom Davis were recruited as two of the original writers and occasional performers on Saturday Night Live (SNL) (1975–1980, 1985–1995)."
Sorry, but you goofed on this one. Announced cast, or listed cast, sure, but that's not how you qualified it. Veteran actor, George Coe, was also part of the original cast, but not one of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players".
tanya7100 2 months ago
Well, I'm embarrassed...I could have swore Bill Murray was one of the original cast members but there were only seven instead of eight. My bad big time because I watched this every Saturday night when it first came out and I wasn't even a teenager yet. Other than that, I got 9/10.
jimmyvici 2 months ago
8/10…eh. I thought Bill Murray was in the original lineup. And his brother too. 🤔
ChrisAnn 2 months ago
9/10. I, too, thought Bill Murray was an original cast member.
paulbryars 2 months ago
8/10. I missed numbers 3 & 6.
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