VH1 Plans SNL 40th Anniversary Marathon

VH1 Classic will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the longest-running sketch comedy show in history with “The SNL Rewind,” a nineteen day, 433 hour marathon of many of the 760 episodes of “Saturday Night Live” that have run over the years.

Unlike most marathons though, this one will go backwards – starting with last season and working its way back to the show’s first season in 1975 with the last episode to be SNL’s first episode ever hosted by George Carlin.

Each Saturday of the marathon will also take a break from 10 pm to 1 am to show a film starring an SNL alum including “Macgruber,” “Trading Places” and “The Blues Brothers”.

There will also be themed blocks throughout the nineteen day schedule including Justin Timberlake’s episodes, episodes hosted by former cast members, Chris Farley and Eddie Murphy’s best episodes, and Steve Martin’s early hosting stints.

Full details about the marathon can be found at VH1.com