Saturday Night Live: Season 4, Episode 7

Walter Matthau (2 Dec. 1978)

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The host for the episode is Walter Matthau, but there was no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: NBC President Fred Silverman wonders aloud about what needs to be done... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Various
Artie / George / Richard Nixon / Bruno Wald
Fred Silverman / Alan / Pete / Himself
Raymond / Patron / Himself / Olan
Relative / Sandy / Herself / Vanessa Lake / Jessica Schiffman
Barbara / Patron / Hillary / Julue Nixon / Connie Carson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lew Del Grotto
Cheryl Hardwick
Lou Marini
Lee Mayman ...
Nils Nichols ...
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Walter Matthau, but there was no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: NBC President Fred Silverman wonders aloud about what needs to be done to pick up the network's failing ratings. An ad for Epoxy-Dent claims the denture adhesive is strong enough to let you hold onto a helicopter with your teeth. The coach of the Bad News Bees gives his team some advice on life after one of them is caught buzzing off. At the Olympia grill, a Coca-Cola sales rep tries to get the place to switch from Pepsi, while several customers are grossed out by the cook's insect-killing technique. Nixon gets together with one of his old conspirators to talk about staging a comeback. Connie Carson interviews new teen idol Vanessa Lake. Garrett Morris sings "Della Sua Pace". Spot gets set on fire while Mr. Bill is still trying to get ready for his show. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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According to Garrett Morris, Walter Matthau was a huge opera fan and demanded that Morris be allowed to sing opera on the show. See more »


Walter Matthau: [about the Not Ready for Primetime Players] When they didn't laugh at my jokes I figured, because I'm not a dummy, I mean, I figured there were three possibilities. One: they don't understand the jokes, two: they heard the jokes before or three: they didn't think the joke's were funny. Now, none of these things make any sense: they're too smart to not understand the jokes, they're too young to have heard the jokes before and they're not paying me enough to think the jokes were not funny.
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References Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) See more »


Dalla Sua Pace
from Don Giovanni
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Garrett Morris
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