The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is Jackson Browne. The skits for this episode are as follows: Burt Lance, President Carter's budget ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Various
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Himself - Musical Guest
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Mr. Arkansas (as Franken & Davis)
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Baliff / Brad Gutner (as Franken & Davis)
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Bert Lance / Himself / judge / Roy Orbison / contestant
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Himself / rapist / Confessor / contestant / driver
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Himself / Attorney / Manager / Contessant
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Herself / Alice Sloan
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Barb / Mrs. Kudzurki / Mrs. Cantor
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The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is Jackson Browne. The skits for this episode are as follows: Burt Lance, President Carter's budget management director, pitches the National Express charge card after being asked to resign. During his opening monologue, Steve Martin promotes his new album and confesses that his cat has been embezzling from him. An ad introduces a watch so complex that it requires two people to operate it. The wild and crazy Festrunk brothers try to pick up two girls in their apartment rec room. A defense attorney berates a rape victim on the witness stand, then chuckles about it afterward. A great moment in rock history is commemorated: Roy Orbison standing completely still while singing in sunglasses. An ad promotes the Royale Deluxe II, a sedan that rides smoothly enough for a rabbi to perform a circumcision in the back seat at 40mph. Jackson Browne performs "Runnin' on Empty" and "The Pretender". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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24 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This is the first episode that Dan Aykroyd appears without his mustache See more »

Goofs

During the end credits, Don Pardo erroneously announces Barry Humphries to be one of the musical guests on the next show instead of a guest comedian. See more »

Quotes

Georg Festrunk: You know.. you American girls have such big breasts all the time.
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Connections

Edited into Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial (1991) See more »

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Runnin' on Empty
Written and Performed by Jackson Browne
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