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
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Did You Know?
This is the first time two people co-anchor Weekend Update. Jane Curtin and Aykroyd would co-anchor for the next two seasons. See more
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
You know.. you American girls have such big breasts all the time.
Spoofed in The Big Year
Written and Performed by Jackson Browne See more