The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre sentences to his student, who repeats his every word; until the teacher suffers a fatal heart attack, and the student dutifully acts out an identical "death". New Dad Insurance offers bereaved families a new father to take the place of their deceased one. A distraught rape victim in a courtroom describes the attacker's words in writing, which then confuses an inattentive jurist. Andy Kaufman sings along with a Mighty Mouse record. A reporter interviews the victim of a shark bite who, despite his claims to the contrary, obviously still has all his limbs. Two men, claiming to be a married couple, discuss the benefits of a new vitamin product called Jamitol. A mock ad for pain-reliever Triopenin plays up the product's child-proof caps. Albert Brooks presents a documentary titled "The Impossible Truth," in ...
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11 October 1975 (USA)
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Also Known As:
George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
wanted to wear a T-shirt, but network executives wanted him to wear a suit. As a compromise, Carlin wore a vest and jacket over his T-shirt. See more
accidentally announces the cast as The Not For Ready Prime Time Players. See more
[talking about the phrase "jumbo shrimp"
George Carlin - Host
It's like "military intelligence." The two words don't go together.
In the opening credits, Don Pardo
says "The Not For Ready Primetime Players", rather than "Not Ready for Primetime Players". See more
Original airings of this show credited Dick Ebersol as "Executive Producer for NBC", and the credit was removed from subsequent airings and home video release by NBC because of an on-air policy that prohibited any NBC executives from taking any on-air credit for programming. The credit was reinstated for the SNL Season 1 DVD release. See more
Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Halsey
Nothing from Nothing
Written by Billy Preston
& Bruce Fisher
Performed by Billy Preston See more