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Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry 

The host for the episode is Ruth Gordon, and the musical guest is Chuck Berry. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi's doctor announces that he will cut off the cast's ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Wilson, Gary Weis | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ruth Gordon ... Herself - Host / Essie Litella / Lillian Carter / Old lady / Mrs. Gillies
Chuck Berry ... Himself - Musical Guest
Ricky Jay ... Himself / Patron
Dan Aykroyd ... Announcer / Tom Snyder / Spokesperson / Clarence / E. Buzz Miller
John Belushi ... Himself / Dino De Laurentiis
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Marine / Himself / Snow / Mr. Reese
Bill Murray ... Officer / Lamar
Laraine Newman ... Various
Gilda Radner ... Herself / Emily Litella / Hooker / Penny / Fifi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Ruth Gordon, and the musical guest is Chuck Berry. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi's doctor announces that he will cut off the cast's drug supply if they don't put John in tonight's show. Barbra Streisand performs a song that's all about herself. Emily Litella visits with her sister to talk about current events. Dino De Laurentiis gives an interview with Tom Snyder about his new remake of King Kong, claiming that his ape was much easier to work with than the original Kong. During the Weekend Update, Laraine Newman interviews President Carter's mother, and Jane Curtin reports on the inauguration, a restaurant hold up, and elections in India, then scolds Emily Litella for not preparing a report this week. In a Gary Weis film, Garrett Morris' girlfriend complains about his long absences. An elderly woman takes a job as a hooker. A little girl and her babysitter compare notes on where babies come from. Mr. Bill gets chopped apart by ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Bill Murray was in the previous episode, this is the first episode where Bill Murray was featured in the opening titles. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Gordon: [during goodnights] Well, when I opened up here I said I loved what I was gonna do, well you know a funny thing? Things don't always work out that way, I actually did love what I was gonna do. And you know, It's a live show and we all stayed alive. You all, we all, that makes it nice. And I'll tell ya what else made it nice: if you could see some of the bare ass changes I was making off there, you would have thought that might have been more entertaining than anything...
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Connections

References King Kong (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol
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Written and performed by Chuck Berry
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