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Live from Mardi Gras 

There's no host for this broadcast. Randy Newman is the musical guest for this episode, which is performed live in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration. The skits for this episode are... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Wilson, Gary Weis

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Randy Newman ... Himself - Musical Guest
Buck Henry ... Himself
Eric Idle ... Himself
Penny Marshall ... Girl / Herself
The Meters The Meters ... Themselves - Musical Guest (credit only)
Cindy Williams ... Velocity / Herself
Henry Winkler ... Himself
Dan Aykroyd ... Jimmy Carter / Tom Snyder / Various
John Belushi ... Al Hirt / Various
Jane Curtin ... Herself / Mother
Garrett Morris ... Tenant / Himself / Worker
Bill Murray ... Honker / Various
Laraine Newman ... Rosalynn Carter / Sherry / Various
Gilda Radner ... Rhonda Weiss / Emily Litella / Baba Wawa / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

There's no host for this broadcast. Randy Newman is the musical guest for this episode, which is performed live in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Carter attempts to inspire Americans with a speech delivered from the rear end of a statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse, while Rosalyn frets over the fact that Jimmy has been up there for two days. For his opening monologue, Randy Newman sings about the floods that damaged New Orleans, then announces that SNL teams are in place to cover the passing of the Bacchus Parade. Jane Curtain and Buck Henry report on the crowds in the street, then watch the traditional 'Let's hit Al Hirt in the Mouth with a Brick!' contest, in which Al Hirt gets pelted with debris as he attempts to play the trumpet. A repeat ad pitches Quarry, the breakfast cereal made entirely of minerals. Three women complain about the lack of men at the parade, then get picked up by a gang of biker bees. Garrett ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Meters, who are from New Orleans, were scheduled to perform in this episode but were bumped due to time constraints. They performed on the show three weeks later. See more »

Quotes

Jane Curtin: Oh! This story just in. Oh, my God! Washington - with guns blazing, a deranged gunman shot his way across Pennsylvania Avenue, leaped over the iron fence of the White House ...
Buck Henry: [interrupting] Jane, excuse me just a moment, but the Baton Rouge High School band is just coming up the street.
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Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Marie
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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