themaidofdishonor:One of the original ads for NBC’s Saturday…

themaidofdishonor:

One of the original ads for NBC’s Saturday Night, which premiered October 11th 1975. The name of the show was officially changed to Saturday Night Live a year and a half later in March of 1977. Billy Crystal was scheduled to perform, as evidenced by the advertisement, but Lorne told him to cut over half of his material to fit time constraints. Billy could not comply with those terms and unfortunately was cut from the premiere, but he performed a monologue a few months later during the 17th episode.