Here's the absolute best thing of the 70's: http://www.nbc.com/nbc/SNL_First_Five_Years/
Click on the preview video and you'll see a highlights clip from a retrospective that will be on next Sunday. None of the SNL's that followed were ever as good as the original. It still cracks me up. Almost as funny as Louis in drag...

I do remember back then measuring the quality of my life by the number of M*A*S*H reruns I got to watch in a single day (different channels, different times). I think the highest was 5!


PS - Brutal, I think you've identified it. I think the goal of some of those bathroom wallpapers and color schemes was to scare the piss out of you. It worked, too!