Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 15

Jill Clayburgh/Leon Redbone/The Singing Idlers (28 Feb. 1976)

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Mr. Bill makes his first appearance.

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Episode cast overview:
Herself - Host / Carole Lombard / Isadora Duncan / Various
Sigmund Freud / Various
Jawaharlal Nehru / Various
Betty Grable / Various
Emily Litella / Eleonora Duse / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
The Singing Idlers ...


The host for the episode is Jill Clayburgh, and the musical guests are Leon Redbone and The Singing Idlers. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase, fed up with always starting the show by falling down, demands that he be given a chance to broaden his range. Jill Clayburgh talks about her date with Don Pardo, which Pardo keeps interrupting with game-show style patter. Garrett Morris announces that he, as a representative of black slavery, will accept white guilt payments. A series of great moments in women's history are presented. An accounting firm presents another tip to avoid taxes this year by turning your home into a church. Andy Kaufman sings along with a record of "Old McDonald" along with four people from the audience. A woman keeps asking her date what he's thinking about, only to surprise him when she tells him what she's really thinking about. A home movie sent in provides the first glimpse of a clay character named Mr. Bill. For the Weekend Update, Laraine ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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This episode marks Mr. Bill's first appearance. See more »


References Baretta (1975) See more »


Old MacDonald
Performed by Andy Kaufman
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