Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 11

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore/Neil Sedaka (24 Jan. 1976)

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The hosts for the episode are Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and the musical guest is Neil Sedaka. The skits for this episode are as follows: A bomb squad is called in to investigate a ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Cook ...
Himself - Host / Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling / Cher / Various
Himself - Host / Sonny Bono / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Boyd Norman / Various
Steve Bushakis / Sheila Ellington / Various
Clyde Sankue / Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Gary Johnson / Various
Weekend Update Correspondent / Various
Ms. Thompson / Emily Litella / Various


The hosts for the episode are Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and the musical guest is Neil Sedaka. The skits for this episode are as follows: A bomb squad is called in to investigate a mysterious package, but unfortunately does not defuse it in time. A casting director for a new Tarzan movie is faced with an aspiring actor auditioning for the lead role, despite having one leg. A maximum-security prison holds auditions for a production of Gigi, in which several of the inmates perform songs they've prepared. Don Pardo presents a luxury vacation plan from inside an elevator. A reporter interviews the owner of the Frog and Peach restaurant about their choice of cuisine. Gary Weis presents a film about novelty store items. A British version of Sonny & Cher sing their own rendition of "I Got You Babe" that turns nasty. A reporter conducts an interview with a male-impersonator actress named Sheila. A team of doctors decides to harvest a body for organs after their patient dies, even though the... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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24 January 1976 (USA)  »

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John Belushi drops the cream pie intended for Chevy's face during the cold opening. The skit is redone at the end of the show. See more »


References Gigi (1958) See more »


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Written by Neil Sedaka
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British Wit Here
4 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another host dominated show but in this case Peter Cook dominates the proceedings very well with Dudley Moore in a helping role. For folks who like these 2 British folks, this is a must see episode.

It is strange to me, looking back on it after so many years that the humor in this one seems simpler, in a more simple time. It is still interesting in all these shows that the Democrats basically ignore any fairness doctrine (which was law then) & take total pot shots at all the Republicans. Of course SNL has never been a fair & balanced presentation but these classic shows prove why the fairness doctrine should never be brought back. It seems that it is only fairness if your a Pro-Democrat.

The pot shots taken in this Week-end Update by Chevy Chase are really a reason to check out even the weaker episodes in season 1, though this one is quite strong indeed.

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