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Ellen Burstyn/Aretha Franklin/Keith Sykes 

The host for the episode is Ellen Burstyn, and the musical guests are Aretha Franklin and Keith Sykes. The skits for this episode are as follows: David Rockefeller comes on to announce that... See full summary »

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Herself - Host / Ms. Hegdewick / Various
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Pinky Waxman / Mary Louise / Jean Harris / Various
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Leo Waxman / Dr. Calvin Zuko / Pepe Gonzales / Various
Gail Matthius ...
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Paulie Herman / Various
Ann Risley ...
Toni Tennille / Various
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Weekend Update Anchor / David Rockefeller / Various
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Keith Sykes ...
Himself - Musical Guest
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Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Ellen Burstyn, and the musical guests are Aretha Franklin and Keith Sykes. The skits for this episode are as follows: David Rockefeller comes on to announce that the United States will be going co-op. Ellen Burstyn takes a look back at the film roles she's done and announces she's going to start doing lighter roles. A spokesman for the Ed McMahon school of laughing offers to teach people how to laugh like Ed. Ellen gets interviewed by Pinkie and Leo Waxman. For the Rocket Report, Charles Rocket looks for sex on a New York ferry. Jersey Man Paulie Herman records a video for a dating service. During the Weekend Update, basketball player Raheem Abdul Muhammad shares his views on NBA quotas for white players, and Dr. Zuko explains that female orgasm is just a myth. A film highlights Pepe Gonzalez, the only bullfighter in New York. Valley girls Vickie and Debbie pay a visit to Planned Parenthood. Toni Tenille interviews Jean Harris, the murderer of Scarsdale ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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6 December 1980 (USA)  »

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Executive producer Jean Doumanian was nearly fired just before the show. She argued with NBC executives about a sketch featuring Gail Matthius as nun claiming to have had sex with Father Guido Sarducci. NBC boss Fred Silverman threatened to fire her and pull the episode completely. Doumanian finally relented. But the sketch was allowed to air two episodes later. See more »

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Old Lady: You know, one Halloween my boy Jim was a rabbit. He didn't want to be - he wanted to be a robot, but I didn't hear him too good. Jim's speech wasn't always real clear - I used to say Jim and his tongue weren't on speaking terms. Anyway, he loved dressing up for Halloween. He always dressed up as something tough. One year he was Spider-Man, the next year he was G.I. Joe, and the year after that he was a rabbit - but, like I said, it wasn't his fault. He said robot, I heard rabbit.
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Edited into Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts (2009) See more »

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United Together
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Performed by Aretha Franklin
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