Saturday Night Live: Season 3, Episode 18

Steve Martin/The Blues Brothers (22 Apr. 1978)

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The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his fifth appearance), and the musical guest is The Blues Brothers (their second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Concert ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Various
Joliet Jake Blues / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his fifth appearance), and the musical guest is The Blues Brothers (their second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Concert promoter Don Kirschner presents footage of an old club performance by The Blues Brothers. For his opening monologue, Steve Martin talks about the inspiration for his comedy ideas, then does a magic act that ends with him tackling and beating a member of the audience. The Festrunk brothers prepare their apartment for the two girls they believe are on the way, but their neighbor Cliff tells them they've been stood up. Medieval doctor Theodoric of York treats a series of patients by draining their blood. A man and woman catch each other's notice in a crowded club, and dance together romantically as the rest of the club freezes in place around them. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain and Dan Aykroyd debate abortion, Jane reports on Carter's energy policy and a new nasal contraceptive, and Dan berates... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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22 April 1978 (USA)  »

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At the beginning of the "Weekend Update" segment, Dan Aykroyd introduces himself as "Dave Aykroyd" and Jane Curtin introduces herself as "Jean Curtin." See more »


Dan Aykroyd: Uh... authorities have issued a marijuana alert, because... uh... in fact, much of it has been sprayed, under orders of the U.S. Health Department, with the deadly herbacide Paraquet. Uh... an easy test is now available to find out whether or not marijuana does contain Paraquet. As a public service, we sent correspondent Garrett Morris... uh... uptown to... uh... see if... uh... we could get some dope, so we could show you how to test it. Uh... you have the stuff?
Garrett Morris: Uh... yeah...
Dan Aykroyd: Okay...
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Edited into Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998) See more »


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