SNL on iTunes

If you’re a Mac user, it’s like Christmas all over again. The 2006 Macworld Expo is going on as I type this, with Steve Jobs’ keynote taking place in an hour and a half. Which means that, when all is said and done, there will be plenty of new goodies and announcements to give us warm fuzzies. For example, you can now download a selection of Saturday Night Live sketches, commercial parodies, and “Best Of” packages from the iTunes Music Store.

The content features both new and old classics, ranging from “Lazy Sunday” to “Little Chocolate Donuts” to “King Tut” to “Massive Headwound Harry.” The “Best Of” packages include John Belushi, Chris Farley, and Dan Aykroyd (but sadly, no Phil Hartman — at least, not yet).

The individual sketches, parodies, and whatnot are $1.99 each (or you can buy entire sets for $9.99-$14.99), and the “Best Of” packages range from $9.99 to $11.99 each.

Apple is also offering a free promo episode from Monk (a show I’ve heard many good things about, but have not seen myself). Hopefully, this will be the first of many such promos. I’d love to see a promo for The Office or Battlestar Galactica.


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