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Richard Dreyfuss/Jimmy Buffett, Gary Tigerman 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | Episode aired 13 May 1978
The host for the episode is Richard Dreyfuss, and the musical guests are Jimmy Buffett and Gary Tigerman. The skits for this episode are as follows: A presentation on Paraquat shows how the... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Roy Neary / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
Gary Tigerman ...
Himself - Musical Guest
Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
Weekend Update Anchor / Beldar Conehead / Jimmy Joe Red Sky / Tom Snyder / Various
Kuldroth / Henry Kissinger / Various
Weekend Update Anchor / Prymaat Conehead / Emma Lou Snyder / Various
Merkon / Leon Spinks / Various
Nick Springs / Ronnie Getsetter / Walter Cronkite / David Susskind / Various
Connie Conehead / Chi Chi Kissinger / Various
Roseanne Roseannadanna / Toots Spinks / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Richard Dreyfuss, and the musical guests are Jimmy Buffett and Gary Tigerman. The skits for this episode are as follows: A presentation on Paraquat shows how the chemically treated marijuana makes its way into the U.S. Richard Dreyfuss performs Hamlet for his opening monologue after John Belushi taunts him over his Best Actor Oscar, but ends up in a fight with John instead. A man obsessed with a tower-like vision he had sees Beldar Conehead in a TV commercial and rushes to the Conehead household just as an emissary is arriving from Remulak. Dreyfuss tests viewers on their knowledge of sex. During the Weekend Update, Bill Murray heckles Richard Dreyfuss during his review of the Oscar winners, and Jane Curtain snaps at Roseanne Roseannadanna for getting sidetracked about rude bodily functions. Nick the lounge singer entertains couples at a honeymoon resort. David Susskind interviews celebrities together with their mothers. Father Guido Sarducci gives the ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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During rehearsals, John Belushi made it very clear that he despised Richard Dreyfuss's Oscar winning performance in The Goodbye Girl (1977). His feelings were incorporated into the monologue and Weekend Update (in which Belushi parodied scenes from the film). During dress rehearsal, Belushi appeared too sick to perform, stumbling through the skits, leading Dreyfuss to think the show would be a disaster. However, during the live broadcast Belushi straightened up and delivered his lines spot on. His antics did not have the desired effect on Dreyfuss however, who at the time tended to be very impressed with anyone who could handle drugs better than he did. See more »


Bill Murray's lounge singer character who always changes his surname to suit the occasion, introduces himself as 'Nick Springs', then later refers to himself as 'Nick Winters' before correcting himself. See more »


Dan Aykroyd: [on Weekend Update] The Treasury has just released the new metric conversion terms for American Federal Reserve currency, which will come into effect in 1981. The dollar will still be called the dollar, but quarters will be called quart-dollars, dimes will be deca-dollars, nickels will be penta-dollars, and pennies will be called hi-how-do-ya-do's. No explanation was given.
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »


Theme from Jaws
Music by John Williams
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