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Steve Martin/Van Morrison 

The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Van Morrison. The skits for this episode are as follows: Desperate after his austerity measures ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Carter / Reeve / Yortuk Festrunk / Bob Crawford / Richie Roberts
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Franklin Roosevelt / John The Tanner / Himself
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Weekend Update Anchor / Various
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Diana Ross / Various
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Weekend Update Anchor / Various
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Sylvia Reed / Witch / Debbie
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Brungilda / Gayle / Lisa Loopner
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Himself - Musical Guest
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The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Van Morrison. The skits for this episode are as follows: Desperate after his austerity measures have failed to halt inflation, President Carter attempts to encourage Americans to welcome inflation as a wonderful new opportunity to be a millionaire. Despite Elvis' death, his coat continues to perform the King's classic hits to packed audiences. Theodoric of York treats his patients with bleeding and other crude remedies. The Festrunk brothers continue trying to pick up swinging American girls. Todd DiLaMuca visits Lisa Loopner in the hospital, but a jealous fight breaks out when rival nerd Charles Knerlman shows up with Lisa's homework. Jane Curtain interviews the author of the book "Mauled", who talks of his experiences being savagely attacked by bears. Steve Martin apologizes to the audience when the final skit has to be cut short because of time restrictions. Van Morrison performs "Wavelength" ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Music

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TV-14
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4 November 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The final sketch is cut off early due to the show running long. The show cuts to a commercial break in the middle of it. During the goodnights, Martin said they would finish the sketch on his next appearance. By the time Martin returned, Dan Aykroyd who played a major role in the sketch, had already left the show. See more »

Quotes

Theodoric of York, Medieval Judge: Wait a minute, perhaps she's right. Maybe the king doesn't have a monopoly on truth. Maybe every man should be judged by his peers... a, a jury of his peers! Six good men. No wait, eight good men. No... ten good men! No, that's not enough, let's see... Eithteen good men. No, that's too many. Let's see, eleven good men. Wait! Thirteen good men. No, eleven or thirteen, it really doesn't matter.
Theodoric of York, Medieval Judge: [after pausing for a moment] Naahhh!
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Edited into 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) See more »

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Kingdom Hall
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Performed by Van Morrison
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