The host for the episode is Jack Burns, and the musical guest is Santana. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi holds the network hostage and has to be tricked into saying... See full summary »

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Jack Burns ...
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Santana ...
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Larry Farber / Sanjay Gandhi / Various
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Morarji Desai / Idi Amin / Various
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Walter Cronkite / Various
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Bobbi Farber / Various
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The host for the episode is Jack Burns, and the musical guest is Santana. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi holds the network hostage and has to be tricked into saying the opening lines. Jack Burns gets to touch himself during the opening monologue. The Farbers invite the Coneheads over for drinks and dinner. A marine couple is married by a tough chaplain. Eliot Ness overthrows Indira Gandhi as part of the Untouchables. During the Weekend Update, the winners of the Oscars are announced from envelopes stolen before the ceremony. A pharmacist prescribes leeches for all his customers. Jack ruins a skit about a despondent businessman committing suicide and the rest of the cast all heckle him. Ricardo Montalban introduces a panty-gram service to send messages to friends and loved ones. Santana performs "Black Magic Woman" and "Europa". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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This is the first episode to carry the title, "Saturday Night Live". The show had previously been titled "NBC's Saturday Night" to avoid confusion with the ABC series Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975), which aired less than a year. See more »

Quotes

Gags Beasley: Remember this: there is a thin line between comedy and humor.
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References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Town Without Pity
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Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Performed by Laraine Newman and John Belushi, Santana
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