Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 2

Paul Simon/Randy Newman/Phoebe Snow (18 Oct. 1975)

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The host for the episode is Paul Simon, and the musical guests are Randy Newman and Phoebe Snow. The skits for this episode are as follows: former Chicago Seven member Billy Rubin pitches ... See full summary »

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The host for the episode is Paul Simon, and the musical guests are Randy Newman and Phoebe Snow. The skits for this episode are as follows: former Chicago Seven member Billy Rubin pitches graffiti wallpaper. The Bees are informed by Paul Simon that their skit has been cut from this week's show. Albert Brooks presents a film of failed Candid Camera-style stunts. A mock commercial demonstrates the strength of Try-Hard batteries in a head-to-head contest powering pacemakers. During the Weekend Update, Chevy Chase reports about President's Ford's car accident and Muhammad Ali's newest name change, while Marv Albert reports on a basketball game between Paul Simon and Connie Hawkins.Paul Simon performs "Still Crazy After All These Years," "Marie," "My Little Town," "American Tune," "Loves Me Like a Rock" (with Jesse Dixon), "The Boxer" (with Art Garfunkel), "Scarborough Fair" (with Art Garfunkel), and "Gone at Last" (with Phoebe Snow and Jesse Dixon). Randy Newman performs "Sail Away". Art ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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On this edition of "Weekend Update", Chevy Chase opens with the words, "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase, here to keep you up on what's going down." He will use his now-famous catchphrase, "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not," for the first time in Episode 1.4. See more »

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Insurance For NBC Execs Who Were Lip Reading
7 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

NBC execs were not sure when they aired the first episode of this series about it's success. This show got loaded with Music instead of comedy. The shows traditional opening is totally different here as Simon opens with "Still Crazy After All These Years" & then Chevy chase opens with the signature "Live From NY - It's Saturday Night!" With a rare appearance by Randy Newman, & a 7 month Pregnant Phoebe Snow, the Jessie Davis singers, plus the reunion with Garfunkel, this show hits a solid popular music show which almost certainly got great ratings. There were not many programs done live with this much music. There is a slip when Simon & Garfunkel are very obviously Lip Synching one song which shows at the end of the tune where their lips are still moving after the playback is over. I think this is the only tune they lip sync in this show but you have to watch it on the DVD really close to notice which tune it is.

There is a little comedy stuck in. Weekend Update with Chase is here along with the Muppets & the Albert Brooks film. The most creative feature is Simon going One-On-One with NBA star Connie Hawkins with sportscaster Marv Albert. This is pretty well done including the Simon tune Me & Julio down in the school yard being played as a background tune.

While folks now are confused by the amount of music on this episode, that Music had to draw big ratings when it first ran as there are a lot of very good songs on this episode.


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