Was nice to see a non-series, retrospective show make the full leap to HD, irregardless of the lack of HD for the mostly archival material. I was very surprised to see the show in HD and the use of rich backgrounds for commentary and excellent placement and use of old photos really made the show enjoyable. As compared with regular "Best Of SNL" shows that run every few minutes on cable, this two hour special obviously had time and energy put into it and the decision to do it in HD was a real plus for NBC. Content wise, as an old SNL fan, it reminded me of how far the show has come and how much that original cast has really never been replaced. Although some valiant efforts (Hartman, Murray) did pop up later, this show really gave a feel into what made the early years so memorable and how cutting edge the effort was. Kudos to NBC for a great show and choice of going HD!