Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 17

Ron Nessen/Patti Smith Group (17 Apr. 1976)

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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 ... 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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David Eisenhower / Tom Snyder / Various
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Spokesperson / Herself / Announcer / Rhonda Gwen Phillips
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Member / Consumer
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King Ploobis (credit only)
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The Mighty Favog (credit only)
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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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This show featured a TV commercial spoof that became a true classic. Gilda Radner introduces Autumn Fizz, "the world's first carbonated douche". See more »

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Chevy Chase: Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not.
President Gerald Ford: [via film] Good evening, I'm Gerald Ford and you're not.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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