Saturday Night Live: Season 2, Episode 14

Live from Mardi Gras (20 Feb. 1977)

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There's no host for this broadcast. Randy Newman is the musical guest for this episode, which is performed live in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration. The skits for this episode are... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Musical Guest
Girl / Herself
The Meters ...
Themselves - Musical Guest (credit only)
Velocity / Herself
Jimmy Carter / Tom Snyder / Various
Al Hirt / Various
Herself / Mother
Tenant / Himself / Worker
Honker / Various
Rosalynn Carter / Sherry / Various
Rhonda Weiss / Emily Litella / Baba Wawa / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lew Del Gatto


There's no host for this broadcast. Randy Newman is the musical guest for this episode, which is performed live in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Carter attempts to inspire Americans with a speech delivered from the rear end of a statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse, while Rosalyn frets over the fact that Jimmy has been up there for two days. For his opening monologue, Randy Newman sings about the floods that damaged New Orleans, then announces that SNL teams are in place to cover the passing of the Bacchus Parade. Jane Curtain and Buck Henry report on the crowds in the street, then watch the traditional 'Let's hit Al Hirt in the Mouth with a Brick!' contest, in which Al Hirt gets pelted with debris as he attempts to play the trumpet. A repeat ad pitches Quarry, the breakfast cereal made entirely of minerals. Three women complain about the lack of men at the parade, then get picked up by a gang of biker bees. Garrett ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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The Mardi Gras partygoers were so disruptive that this episode was never rerun. Clips of it were shown in Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) and the episode was included in the DVD release of the second season. See more »


Jane Curtin: Oh! This story just in. Oh, my God! Washington - with guns blazing, a deranged gunman shot his way across Pennsylvania Avenue, leaped over the iron fence of the White House ...
Buck Henry: [interrupting] Jane, excuse me just a moment, but the Baton Rouge High School band is just coming up the street.
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