The host for the episode is Ralph Nader, and the musical guest is George Benson. The skits for this episode are as follows: Ralph Nader announces that he's going to relax and have fun for this week's show, but soon begins lecturing everyone on safety hazards throughout the studio. During Ralph's opening monologue, he rails against NBC's parent corporation, RCA, only to be cut off by a technical glitch. A grandfather waiting for his grandson to call starts ranting about the boy's thoughtlessness. A convict goes through a dress rehearsal for a televised execution. Baba Wawa pitches her new show featuring her talking to herself. Ralph has a dream in which President Carter explains his plan to revive the Confederacy. During the Weekend Update, John Belushi calls in to complain that nobody's visited him in the hospital and gets upset that everyone is so happy that Bill Murray has joined the cast, Jane Curtain reports on the change in administrations and the sentencing of Claudine Longet, ... Written by
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Ralph Nader had worried all week about the sight gag in which his shirt was equipped with an air bag. He believed the air bag would not work. Though the air bag inflated in dress rehearsal, it did not work on-air. See more
Tonight, for 90 minutes, I'm Ralph Nader - Mr. Good Time!
On his first show, Bill Murray
is not credited during the opening montage, but rather during Don Pardo
's end credit voice over. See more
Edited into SNL: 25 Years of Music
Gonna Love You More
Performed by George Benson See more