The host for the episode is Ruth Gordon, and the musical guest is Chuck Berry. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi's doctor announces that he will cut off the cast's ... See full summary »

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Herself - Host / Essie Litella / Lillian Carter / Old lady / Mrs. Gillies
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Himself - Musical Guest
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Himself / Patron
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Announcer / Tom Snyder / Spokesperson / Clarence / E. Buzz Miller
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Himself / Dino De Laurentiis
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Marine / Himself / Snow / Mr. Reese
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Officer / Lamar
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Various
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Herself / Emily Litella / Hooker / Penny / Fifi
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Walter Williams ...
Mr. Bill / Mr. Hands / Spot (voice)
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The host for the episode is Ruth Gordon, and the musical guest is Chuck Berry. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi's doctor announces that he will cut off the cast's drug supply if they don't put John in tonight's show. Barbra Streisand performs a song that's all about herself. Emily Litella visits with her sister to talk about current events. Dino De Laurentis gives an interview with Tom Snyder about his new remake of King Kong, claiming that his ape was much easier to work with than the original Kong. During the Weekend Update, Laraine Newman interviews President Carter's mother, and Jane Curtain reports on the inauguration, a restaurant hold up, and elections in India, then scolds Emily Litella for not preparing a report this week. In a Gary Weis film, Garrett Morris' girlfriend complains about his long absences. An elderly woman takes a job as a hooker. A little girl and her babysitter compare notes on where babies come from. Mr. Bill gets chopped apart by ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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O.J. Simpson appears in the audience right before the final good-nights of the show next to the man who was "Brought Here Under Guard." See more »

Quotes

Ruth Gordon: Tonight, I'm here because I enjoy being here. I like to make an entrance! I like to get applause! And, when I'm on, I like to do something new, and is this ever new, tonight! Because tonight... the bunch believes that I, after sixty-one years of being an actress, that I am ready... for The Not Ready For Prime-Time Players. and how do you like this? Five will getcha ten... I am ready! Take it easy!
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References The Valachi Papers (1972) See more »

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Johnny B. Goode
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Performed by Chuck Berry
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