Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 13

Peter Boyle/Al Jarreau (14 Feb. 1976)

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The host for the episode is Peter Boyle, and the musical guest is Al Jarreau. The skits for this episode are as follows: A restaurant customer in 1929 Chicago asks the waiter to park his ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host / Marlon Brandon / Various
Al Jarreau ...
Himself - Musical Guest
Richard Nixon / Jason / Various
Rubin Carter / Various
Chloe / Various
Emily Litella / Various
Helena Shapiro ...
Herself (as The Shapiro Sisters)
Emily Shapiro ...
Herself (as The Shapiro Sisters)
Jenny Shapiro ...
Bingo Futaba / Herself (as The Shapiro Sisters)


The host for the episode is Peter Boyle, and the musical guest is Al Jarreau. The skits for this episode are as follows: A restaurant customer in 1929 Chicago asks the waiter to park his car for him, sending the man into the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Peter Boyle sings a love song to his girlfriend for the opening monologue, oblivious to the fact that she's making out with another man. The Samurais decide to get divorced and must go about splitting their assets, as well as dividing custody of their daughter. Three little girls lip-sync a Natalie Cole song. A pair of drugged-out hippies invite their neighbor in after he receives some of their mail. Ricardo Montalban pitches a new car that seems to be falling apart. The Bees take on the Wasps in a tag-team wrestling match. A reporter interviews "Mr. X", Richard Nixon in disguise, over his new activities. Gary Weis presents a film of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Two Brando impersonators have a quote duel. A woman ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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The Shapiro Sisters were the daughters of Ken Shapiro who directed The Groove Tube (1974) starring Chevy Chase. See more »


References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Peter Boyle Puts A Man On The Ritz
21 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the cast is still coming together here at this point there are some good bits on this Valentine Special. Particularly the Samerai Divorce Court segment with Peter Boyle as the Judge. This episode marks one of the last segments of the Muppets for the time being. This marks a development as Lorne Michaels is trying to refine things for what works versus what does not work.

Don Pardo gets a lot of bits about his strange merchandise collection. Dan Ackroyd nails some commercials for his Barbecue. In this one, we lose Albert Books films too. Another change, & it is a good thing as the reason this series has run so long is that it got refined along the way.

This Peter Boyle is a before he loved Raymond version that is pretty good in his role as host. His humor shows up here, but the cast is still coming together & just starting to click.

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