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Happy 40th Birthday 'SNL!' Breakout Moments

The first episode of Saturday Night Live aired on October 11, 1975. The original cast included Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, and Chevy Chase. The original title was NBC’s Saturday Night because rival network ABC had a series called Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell.

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