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O.J. Simpson/Ashford & Simpson 

The host for the episode is O.J. Simpson, and the musical guest is Ashford & Simpson. The skits for this episode are as follows: Gilda Radner opens the show by answering questions ... See full summary »

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Samurai Futaba / Various
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The host for the episode is O.J. Simpson, and the musical guest is Ashford & Simpson. The skits for this episode are as follows: Gilda Radner opens the show by answering questions supposedly from the audience. O.J. Simpson gives him opening monologue dressed as a Conehead. Samurai Futaba goes to a disco. Babe Ruth promises a dying child that he'll hit a home run for him, and then fails to do so. A pitchman touts the advantages of a hair clipper made especially for Mohawks. Al Franken attempts to tell jokes despite suffering from a brain tumor. E. Buzz Miller presents several clips of animals having sex, and gets increasingly turned on by them. O.J. reprises his famous Hertz car rental ad. Ashford & Simpson perform "So, So Satisfied", and "Don't Cost You Nothing". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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25 February 1978 (USA)  »

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On Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna reads aloud a letter from a Mr Bob Van Ry, named after stage manager Robert Van Ry. See more »

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O.J. Simpson: [during his monologue, wearing a Conehead] I don't know if I'm gonna be man enough to meet this challenge. I just... I just hope that if I don't meet it tonight and have to go back to being just a regular superstar/athlete/moviestar, that you people may remember me for what I was and not for what I may become here tonight.
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Don't Cost You Nothing
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Performed by Ashford & Simpson
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Best skit ever
12 April 2007 | by (Danville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This episode of Saturday Night Live features the very best skit ever to air on the show. The Samurai Night Fever skit was a fantastic Samurai take off on Saturday Night Fever. The Samurai character was a reoccurring one from time to time, Belushi would insert the Japanese Samurai character into various situations in New York City. John Belushi (in Samurai outfit)plays Tony, the role John Travolta made famous, and as much as I hate to say it, guest host OJ Simpson plays his brother the priest,who is tired of being black. Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci), Garrett Morris, Bill Murray all add the the skit. The skit concludes with Samurai dancing the night away at the local Brooklyn disco. The laughs keep on coming in this skit, and you really hate to see it end. After almost 30 years, it remains the funniest skit ever on SNL!


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