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Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters 

The host for the episode is Broderick Crawford, and the musical guests are Levon Helm, Dr. John and The Meters. The skits for this episode are as follows: Rhonda Weiss and the Rhondettes ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Wilson, Gary Weis

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Broderick Crawford ... Himself - Host / J. Edgar Hoover / Various
The Meters The Meters ... Themselves - Musical Guest
Dr. John ... Himself - Musical Guest (as The RCO All-Stars)
Levon Helm ... Himself - Musical Guest (as The RCO All-Stars)
Paul Butterfield Paul Butterfield ... Himself - Musical Guest (as The RCO All-Stars)
Dan Aykroyd ... Mel / Richard Nixon / Various
John Belushi ... Samurai Futaba / Various
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Various
Bill Murray ... Various
Laraine Newman ... Julie Nixon / Various
Gilda Radner ... Rhonda Weiss / Baba Wawa / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Broderick Crawford, and the musical guests are Levon Helm, Dr. John and The Meters. The skits for this episode are as follows: Rhonda Weiss and the Rhondettes sing a goodbye song to saccharine. Broderick Crawford recounts his first failed attempt to work for NBC. The samurai hit-man carries out his work disguised as a chef at Benihana. Mel's Hide Heaven lets people pick the animal they want their clothes made from. Bill Murray makes a plea to the audience for more support. A parody of I Love Lucy has Lucy putting whipped cream on nuclear warheads as they come down a conveyor belt and not being able to keep up. During the Weekend Update, John Belushi talks about the luck of the Irish and whips himself into a raging frenzy. A Siamese twin holds his twin brother hostage in a police standoff. Baba Wawa does an interview with Godzilla. President Nixon seeks advice and solace from J. Edgar Hoover. Dr. John performs "Sing, Sing, Sing", Levon Helm performs "Ain't ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Mobster: We recommend that you kill as soon as possible, both Don Cornelius and Don Kirshner.
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Connections

Spoofs I Love Lucy: Job Switching (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't That a Lot of Love
Written by Willia Dean Parker and Homer Banks
Performed by The RCO All Stars featuring Dr. John, Levon Helm and Paul Butterfield
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