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Fran Tarkenton/Leo Sayer, Donnie Harper and the Voices of Tomorrow 

The host for the episode is Fran Tarkenton, and the musical guests are Leo Sayer and The Donny Harper Singers. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi gives Fran Tarkenton a... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Wilson, Gary Weis

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Fran Tarkenton Fran Tarkenton ... Himself - Host
Leo Sayer ... Himself - Musical Guest
Donnie Harper Donnie Harper ... Himself - Musical Guest (as Donnie Harper and the Voices of Tomorrow)
Dan Aykroyd ... Various
John Belushi ... Various
Jane Curtin ... Barbara / Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Various
Bill Murray ... Various
Laraine Newman ... Amy Carter / Various
Gilda Radner ... Rhonda Weiss / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Fran Tarkenton, and the musical guests are Leo Sayer and The Donny Harper Singers. The skits for this episode are as follows: John Belushi gives Fran Tarkenton a pre-game pep talk. Bill Murray provides color commentary as Fran sings "Feelings" for his opening monologue. A salesman pitches multi-purpose Swiss Army guns. Amy Carter goes to class and uses the Secret Service to cheat on a quiz. A football coach sends his player back in the game, despite his missing a limb. Garrett Morris interviews Fran on the subject of black quarterbacks. A husband and wife open a restaurant in their home, but their constant fighting disrupts the mood. Fran pitches an anabolic steroid cereal. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain responds to critics who don't think the show is sexy enough, and comments on women priests and Gerald Ford's post-president activities. An appeal to the community is made to help get John Belushi off the streets. John and Fran do a sketch in a ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Fran Tarkenton was the first sports figure to host SNL See more »

Quotes

Jane Curtin: You see, I just assumed it was responsible journalism you wanted, not sex. I gave you more credit than that. But I was wrong. What can I say besides
[raises voice]
Jane Curtin: Try these on for size, Connie Chung!
[rips open blouse to expose a black bra]
Jane Curtin: If it's raw news you want, it's raw news you get!
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Connections

References Roots (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing a Song
Written by Joe Raposo
Performed by the Donnie Harper and the Voices of Tomorrow
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