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Eric Idle/Neil Innes 

The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his second appearance), and the musical guests are Alan Price and Neil Innes. The skits for this episode are as follows: A British soldier ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Wilson, Gary Weis

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Eric Idle ... Himself - Host / David Frost / Various
Alan Price ... Himself - Musical Guest
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... Ron Nasty / Various
Jeannette Charles Jeannette Charles ... Queen Elizabeth
Howard Shore ... Himself (as Howard Shore and his Bobby Blue Band)
Dan Aykroyd ... Richard Nixon / Various
John Belushi ... Hermann Goering / Various
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Pat Nixon / Various
Garrett Morris ... Various
Bill Murray ... Various
Laraine Newman ... Sherry
Gilda Radner ... Julie Nixon / Emily Litella / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his second appearance), and the musical guests are Alan Price and Neil Innes. The skits for this episode are as follows: A British soldier interrogates an Irish prisoner by torturing a potato. During his opening monologue, Eric Idle joins the Queen in hosting a telethon to help save England, and over the course of the show manages to raise $20. The pot growers of America urge everyone to buy locally. Nixon gives an interview to David Frost but turns out to be terribly boring. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on an iceberg floating from Antarctica, Alex Haley being accused of plagiarism, and Groucho Marx's former manager, Bill Murray talks about punishing schoolgirls, and Emily Litella confesses her love for Tom Snyder. Two boxers face off to get the most laughs. A low budget film depicts the Battle of Britain. A host and guest conduct an interview based solely of nonsense words. Alan Price performs "Poor People" and Neil Innes ... 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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 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

The "Plain Talk" sketch was originally performed on Eric Idle's Rutland Weekend Television (1975), under the title "Jibberish". See more »

Goofs

Shadow of boom mic visible during beginning of Trans Eastern Flight sketch See more »

Quotes

Emily Litella: [about Tom Snyder] I love him! I love him! I love him! And where he goes I'll swallow, I'll swallow, I'll swallow! He'll always be my true love, my true love, my true love, from now until forever, forever, forever!
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Connections

Edited into The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Poor People
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Alan Price with Neil Innes and Howard Shore and his Bobby Blue Band
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