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Steve Martin/Randy Newman, Dirt Band 

The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his fourth appearance), and the musical guests are Randy Newman (his second appearance) and the Dirt Band. The skits for this episode are as ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Himself - Host / Various
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ... Themselves - Musical Guest (as The Dirt Band)
Randy Newman ... Himself - Musical Guest
Dan Aykroyd ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
John Belushi ... Tip O'Neil / Himself / Husband / Uncle Krabosh / Joe Mel, Jr / Napoleon
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Cliff / showerer / Julius Carruthers
Bill Murray ... Walter Mondale / Spokesperson / showerer / Richard Dawson / Col. Ray Egghardt
Laraine Newman ... Waitress / Vobsina Cherbu / Connie Conehead / Empress
Gilda Radner ... Wife / showerer / Roseanne Roseannadanna / Mrs. Mel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his fourth appearance), and the musical guests are Randy Newman (his second appearance) and the Dirt Band. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Carter gives his State of the Union address, but the members of Congress are bored by it. During his opening monologue, Steve Martin accuses John Belushi of stealing from him, then explains how to avoid paying taxes. A forest ranger talks with a mountaineer without realizing the man is actually Bigfoot. The Festrunk brothers meet up with their computer dates from Croatia. An ad for a new Swedish body floss promises to make hygiene fun. The Coneheads go on Family Feud and win by picking things that people bite. Steve gives tours of the homes of his close friends, but never actually goes inside. A panel discusses the possibilities of Napoleon possessing a B-52 bomber. The Dirt Band performs "On the Loose With the Blues" and "White Russia", and Randy Newman performs "Short People" and "... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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21 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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"Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey," the man whose letters Roseanne Roseannadanna always read, is writer Alan Zweibel's brother-in-law. See more »


Richard Dawson:: Alright, Beldar, let's make some Fast Money! Come on down here!
[Beldar joins Dawson at the center of the Family Feud stage]
Richard Dawson:: Alright, Beldar, I'm gonna ask you five questions at $100 a piece. I want you to tell me the first thing that comes into your head... which will probably be a low-flying plane.
Beldar Conehead: Proceed, human, proceed!
Richard Dawson:: Is that like Go, man, go?
[the countdown clock starts ticking]
Richard Dawson:: Alright, name a famous explorer.
Richard Dawson:: Vypron the Insistent.
[a strike on the board]
Richard Dawson:: The biggest holiday of the year.
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Spoofs Family Feud (1976) See more »


On the Loose with the Blues
Performed by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
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