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
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At the close of this evening's "Weekend Update," Jane Curtin signs off with the phrase "Hoping your news is good news". The line had originated with famed New York TV news anchor Roger Grimsby
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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?
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Edited into The Best of Gilda Radner
Dancing in the Dark
Written by Arthur Schwartz
and Howard Dietz
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