The host for the episode is press secretary to President Ford Ron Nessen, and the musical guest is Patti Smith. The skits for this episode are as follows: The opening act features a return of the dead string quartet. Ron Nessen's opening monologue includes a message from the actual President Ford. An ad for the Bass o' Matic promises a new way for viewers to enjoy bass. Nessen asks the president for permission to appear on a new comedy show, then briefs his boss on his daily schedule. A string of jam advertisers pitch products with increasingly disgusting names, since they must taste good to sound so repulsive. A number of skits feature historic figures like Catherine the Great, Oedipus and Thomas Jefferson. During the Weekend Update, Emily Litella becomes upset over presidential erections. Gary Weis presents a film about the dumps that handle New York's garbage, and the men who work there. An ad pitches new Autumn Fizz carbonated douche. Billy Crystal performs a stand-up routine ...
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Did You Know?
was the first US president to appear on the show and the first US president to open the show with "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Ford appeared as a favor to host Ron Nessen
, his press secretary. But reportedly, Ford was not happy with Nessen performing in the raunchy skits in this episode. See more
Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not.
President Gerald Ford
Good evening, I'm Gerald Ford and you're not.
References Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In