Many later episodes are missing sections, sometimes more than half the episode, due to music and other copy rights.
The six episodes of SNL not on Hulu
|Season 4||Episode 3||Frank Zappa||October 21, 1978|
|Season 4||Episode 4||Steve Martin and Van Morrison||November 4, 1978|
|Season 27||Episode 16||Cameron Diaz and Jimmy Eat World||April 6, 2002|
|Season 28||Episode 15||Salma Hayek and Christina Aguilera||March 15, 2003|
|Season 30||Episode 4||Kate Winslet and Eminem||October 30, 2004|
|Season 34||Episode 5||Josh Brolin and Adele||October 18, 2008|
Season 30, episode 4 is not on Netflix either.
SNL specials that aren’t on Hulu but are on Netflix
|Film Festival||Season 10||20 minutes|
|Christmas Past ’90||Season 16||39 minutes|
|Halloween ’97||Season 23||31 minutes|
|Sports Extra ’98||Season 23||45 minutes|
Note: the final episode of Season 2, Buck Henry and Jennifer Warnes, is mislabeled on Netflix as “Live from Mardi Gras Primetime Special.”
SNL specials that aren’t on Netflix but are on Hulu
|A Very Gilly Christmas||Season 35||65 minutes|
Personal experience: When attempting to skip ahead, Netflix took an absurd amount of time to buffer the video. Hulu added commercials after two weeks, after about eighty episodes– what the hell?
Recommendation for casual viewers: Watch Seasons 1-4 and 12-20 on Netflix. Otherwise, skim through the episodes list and just watch the episodes where you like the host or musical guest.
Recommendation for completists: Get Netflix.