Saturday Night Live: Season 3, Episode 6

Buck Henry/Leon Redbone (19 Nov. 1977)

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The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his fifth appearance), and the musical guest is Leon Redbone (his third appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Gilda and Garrett ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself (as Franken)
Runner (as Davis)
Himself / Samurai Futaba / Waiter / Slezeball
Gwen / Weekend Update Anchor / Phlegma
Himself / Ben
Brian Welles / Willard
Baby / Herself / Sonya / Stinky
Herself / Stagehand / Anya / Annette Funicello / Jackie Onassis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marv Albert ...
Deb Blair ...
Herself - Anyone Can Host Contest Finalist
Connie Crawford ...
Herself - Anyone Can Host Contest Finalist
Richard Kneip ...
Himself - Anyone Can Host Contest Finalist


The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his fifth appearance), and the musical guest is Leon Redbone (his third appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Gilda and Garrett introduce the five finalists in the "Anyone Can Host" contest, including an 80-year-old grandmother from New Orleans and the governor of South Dakota. During his opening segment, Buck Henry greets and interviews the five finalists. John Belushi credits his success in the decathlon to eating little chocolate donuts. The samurai psychiatrist commits suicide after angering his patient. A stunt baby stands in for an abuse scene in place of the actor baby. A motel sanitizing team shows how they clean each room. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain and Dan Aykroyd report on the Egypt-Israel peace talks, Jimmy Hoffa, and new breakthroughs in genetics, while Laraine Newman interviews the five finalists and Baba Wawa talks about meeting Omar Sharif in Jerusalem. A group of Russians on a train go through a ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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19 November 1977 (USA)  »

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With this episode, Buck Henry became the first person to host the show five times. See more »


Mr. Dantley: [Samurai Psychiatrist is threatening to perform hari-kiri] Okay, go ahead with it! For three years now, you've been threatening to do this, but this time I'm not gonna stop you! And besides, you can't fool me, that's not even a hari-kari knife!
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References I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962) See more »


Rickey Rat
Written by Michael O'Donoghue
Performed by Bill Murray, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, John Belushi,
Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and Buck Henry
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