Saturday Night Live (1975– )
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Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff 

The host is Eric Idle, and the musical guests are Joe Cocker and Stuff. The skits are as follows: A Chevy Chase impersonator attempts to do the opening fall. Eric Idle starts to perform a ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Eric Idle ... Himself - Host / Various
Joe Cocker ... Himself - Musical Guest
Dan Aykroyd ... Various
John Belushi ... Joe Cocker / Ed Ames / Various
Chevy Chase ... Himself (voice)
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Ken Norton / Various
Laraine Newman ... Various
Gilda Radner ... Baba Wawa / Various
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Belzer ... Chevy Chase


The host is Eric Idle, and the musical guests are Joe Cocker and Stuff. The skits are as follows: A Chevy Chase impersonator attempts to do the opening fall. Eric Idle starts to perform a song, but is convinced by Jane Curtin to put it off until the end of the show. A young couple discusses assembling their new child with the help of a geneticist who presents them with bizarre options. A DJ attempts to work two stations simultaneously, maintaining opposite personas for each one. Baba Wawa talks to America about why she's leaving NBC. During the Weekend Update, Jane discusses the Norton-Ali fight, while Garrett Morris reports on the circumcision of Michelangelo's David. The Rutles trick Lorne Michaels into giving them the money for the Beatles reunion. Dan Aykroyd and Eric Idle dress up in drag, only to be told by John Belushi that American audiences don't find it funny. Dan and Eric begin drag racing, running around the studio in women's clothing. Jacques Cousteau talks about the care... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

2 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jane Curtin again filled in for Chevy Chase as Weekend Update anchor while Chevy Chase recovered from a groin injury. See more »


DJ: Yeah... do your big speakers keep getting you evicted? Then why not visit Stairway to Headphones? Stairway To Headphones deals only in quality headphones, and motorcycle and football helmets, all wired for sound.
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Alternate Versions

When this show was rerun on February 19 1977, the cold opening with Richard Belzer was replaced with a new opening. In the new opening, Eric Idle meets Lorne Michaels, Buck Henry, and the cast in a restaurant in New Orleans. (The show was doing a live episode from New Orleans the following night.) Idle thinks that he's going to host the show again until Michaels points out the word "repeat" in the TV Guide listing. Laraine Newman says "Live from New York, it's a rerun of Saturday Night!" See more »


Features Rutland Weekend Television (1975) See more »


Feelin' Alright
Written by Dave Mason
Performed by Joe Cocker & John Belushi (uncredited)
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