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
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80-year-old Ruth Gordon did not get along with the young cast and writers resulting in many clashes during rehearsal. As soon as the show ended, Gordon walked directly out of the studio without saying goodbye. The cast and writers held the after-show party in the studio instead of at a club to ensure they would not bump into Gordon on the street. See more
Well, when I opened up here I said I loved what I was gonna do, well you know a funny thing? Things don't always work out that way, I actually did love what I was gonna do. And you know, It's a live show and we all stayed alive. You all, we all, that makes it nice. And I'll tell ya what else made it nice: if you could see some of the bare ass changes I was making off there, you would have thought that might have been more entertaining than anything...
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Edited into The Best of Dan Aykroyd
Performed by Chuck Berry See more