The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre sentences to his student, who repeats his every word; until the teacher suffers a fatal heart attack, and the student dutifully acts out an identical "death". New Dad Insurance offers bereaved families a new father to take the place of their deceased one. A distraught rape victim in a courtroom describes the attacker's words in writing, which then confuses an inattentive jurist. Andy Kaufman sings along with a Mighty Mouse record. A reporter interviews the victim of a shark bite who, despite his claims to the contrary, obviously still has all his limbs. Two men, claiming to be a married couple, discuss the benefits of a new vitamin product called Jamitol. A mock ad for pain-reliever Triopenin plays up the product's child-proof caps. Albert Brooks presents a documentary titled "The Impossible Truth," in ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The show was originally entitled "Saturday Night" to avoid confusion with ABC's Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell
(1975). In an effort to emphasize the live nature of the show, the writers began the tradition of the trademark "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night" line. After ABC's show failed, permission was granted to rename this show, and the first episode to carry the title "Saturday Night Live" was 26 March 1977. The original cast members were known as the Not Ready for Prime-time Players. See more
During the "commercial" for the Phone Answering School, when the chalkboard showing the international area codes is shown, the Cook Islands are spelled "Cooks" Islands. See more
[talking into the telephone
What are you wearing right now?
[notices the audience, hangs up telephone
Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase!
In the closing credits, nearly every name contains the nickname "Bud", (Lorne "Bud" Michaels, Gilda "Bud" Radner, etc.) a nod to the crazy closing credits of Monty Python's Flying Circus
(1969). See more
Mighty Mouse Theme
Written by Marshall Barer
, Jimmy Carroll
and Philip A. Scheib
(as Philip Scheib)
Lipsyncing by Andy Kaufman See more