Saturday Night Live: Season 3, Episode 20

Buck Henry/Sun Ra (20 May 1978)

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The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Sun Ra. The skits for this episode are as follows: Richard Nixon asks viewers to please buy his book ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Various
Sun Ra ...
Himself - Musical Guest
Michael O'Donoghue ...
Mr. Mike (as Mr. Mike)
Himself (as Franken and Davis)
Himself (as Franken and Davis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Sun Ra. The skits for this episode are as follows: Richard Nixon asks viewers to please buy his book so they can kick it as much as they'd like to kick him. Todd DiLaBounta takes Lisa Loopner to the prom, along with his father and Mrs. Loopner. The Samurai TV repairman attempts to fix a customer's television by slicing it with his sword. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain and Dan Aykroyd start their debate by first debating over who gets to represent which side. At the Olympia grill, Pete decides to get a guard dog, and promptly fires a very confused Nico to make room. Mr. Mike sings a song about baby ghouls. A stunt puppy fills in for the star dog when a movie scene calls for it to be beaten up. Leonard Plinth-Garnell reviews bad conceptual art. Tom Davis reveals that he and Al Franken are actually gay lovers. Sun Ra performs "Space Is The Place" and "Space-Lonliness". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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This is the last episode featuring "Weekend Update" with Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd. See more »


Richard Nixon: Well... when I lost the race for Governor of California in 1962, I recall the saying, You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore! Well, that phrase caught on, and people seemed to like it. As things turned out, you don't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore. But now, you have my book! So, if you hate me, buy the book and kick it around! Yet, you don't have to read it, although I originally wrote it to be read. Just buy it, give it a boot! Really! If you're mad at me, kick the book ...
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References Heaven Can Wait (1978) See more »


Baby Ghouls
Written by Michael O'Donoghue
Performed by Michael O'Donoghue (as Mr. Mike)
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