Saturday Night Live: Season 2, Episode 17

Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters (19 Mar. 1977)

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The host for the episode is Broderick Crawford, and the musical guests are Levon Helm, Dr. John and The Meters. The skits for this episode are as follows: Rhonda Weiss and the Rhondettes ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / J. Edgar Hoover / Various
The Meters ...
Themselves - Musical Guest
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Himself - Musical Guest (as The RCO All-Stars)
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Himself - Musical Guest (as The RCO All-Stars)
Paul Butterfield ...
Himself - Musical Guest (as The RCO All-Stars)
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Mel / Richard Nixon / Various
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Samurai Futaba / Various
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Julie Nixon / Various
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Rhonda Weiss / Baba Wawa / Various
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The host for the episode is Broderick Crawford, and the musical guests are Levon Helm, Dr. John and The Meters. The skits for this episode are as follows: Rhonda Weiss and the Rhondettes sing a goodbye song to saccharine. Broderick Crawford recounts his first failed attempt to work for NBC. The samurai hit-man carries out his work disguised as a chef at Benihana. Mel's Hide Heaven lets people pick the animal they want their clothes made from. Bill Murray makes a plea to the audience for more support. A parody of I Love Lucy has Lucy putting whipped cream on nuclear warheads as they come down a conveyor belt and not being able to keep up. During the Weekend Update, John Belushi talks about the luck of the Irish and whips himself into a raging frenzy. A Siamese twin holds his twin brother hostage in a police standoff. Baba Wawa does an interview with Godzilla. President Nixon seeks advice and solace from J. Edgar Hoover. Dr. John performs "Sing, Sing, Sing", Levon Helm performs "Ain't ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Goodby Saccharine
Performed by Gilda Radner (as Rhonda Weiss), Jane Curtin (as the Rhondettes),
Laraine Newman (as the Rhondettes) and Linda Ronstadt (as the Rhondettes)
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