The host for the episode is press secretary to President Ford Ron Nessen, and the musical guest is Patti Smith. The skits for this episode are as follows: The opening act features a return ... See full summary »

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Ron Nessen ...
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Patti Smith Group ...
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Himself (as Bill Crystal)
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Member / Spokesperson / Scott Shuman / Judge / Waiter
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Spokesperson / Herself / Announcer / Rhonda Gwen Phillips
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Member / Spokesperson
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Member / Consumer
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The host for the episode is press secretary to President Ford Ron Nessen, and the musical guest is Patti Smith. The skits for this episode are as follows: The opening act features a return of the dead string quartet. Ron Nessen's opening monologue includes a message from the actual President Ford. An ad for the Bass o' Matic promises a new way for viewers to enjoy bass. Nessen asks the president for permission to appear on a new comedy show, then briefs his boss on his daily schedule. A string of jam advertisers pitch products with increasingly disgusting names, since they must taste good to sound so repulsive. A number of skits feature historic figures like Catherine the Great, Oedipus and Thomas Jefferson. During the Weekend Update, Emily Litella becomes upset over presidential erections. Gary Weis presents a film about the dumps that handle New York's garbage, and the men who work there. An ad pitches new Autumn Fizz carbonated douche. Billy Crystal performs a stand-up routine ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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17 April 1976 (USA)  »

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Billy Crystal's line "Can you dig it? I knew that you could." (said repeatedly in a monologue as a character named Face) became a national catchphrase which was later quoted in Saturday Night Fever (1977). See more »

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Billy Crystal: Can you dig it? I knew that you could.
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Edited into Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (1992) See more »

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