The host for this episode is Madeline Kahn, and the musical guest is Carly Simon. The skits for this episode are as follows: Ronald Reagan attempts to demonstrate that he's in tune with modern black culture, only to get punched out by the musician he keeps inadvertently insulting. A preview for the upcoming series, Wilderness Comedian, presents a man who does stand-up comedy for animals. Baba Wawa attempts to interview Marlene Dietrich, but neither can understand what the other is saying. At a slumber party, several girls are disgusted by the thought of how babies are made. A spokesman for impoverished families in Namibia asks people to please donate their fondue sets. The Bride of Frankenstein gets up from her slab and sings "I Feel Pretty". During the Weekend Update, Emily Litella wonders why everyone is upset over violins on television. Pat Nixon drunkenly writes her memoirs about Richard's nervous breakdown during his final days in the White House. Madeline Kahn performs "Lost in ... Written by
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Did You Know?
In "The Final Days" sketch, the Abraham Lincoln portrait's final line was originally "Because you're such a schmuck," but the censors made writers Al Franken
& Tom Davis
change the last word to "dip". The censor reasoned that "Schmuck" is Yiddish slang for "dick". Franken and Davis performed an expanded version of the sketch in July 1977 at Dudley Riggs' Seven Corners in Minneapolis. This time with Franken as Nixon, Davis as Kissinger, and Licoln using the word 'asshole'. See more
And now with tonight's commentary; Miss Emily Litella.
Thank you, cheddar. What's all this talk about violins on tv? I think we need more violins and less of that loud rock music. And furthermore...
Uh, excuse me; Miss Litella. It's violence on TV, not violins.
Oh. Never mind.
Edited into The Best of Gilda Radner