Summary: Wearing a cast on his leg, Chevy Chase smugly explains to the audience how he broke his leg while accepting his Emmy award the previous weekend. Laraine Newman has graciously agreed to do the fall in his place, and promptly pushes Chevy over a card table and onto the floor.
Note: An impression by Michael O'Donoghue is announced.
Buck Henry's Monologue
Summary: Home Base is absent, as cast and crew ponder the mysterious disappearance of Buck Henry. John Belushi fills in as a frantic Lorne Michaels rushes to the lobby in search of his host. It turns out the 30 Rockefeller security guard (George Coe) in the lobby doesn't recognize Buck Henry as a star, and refuses to let him enter the building.
Note: The "Saturday Night" crew had frequent run-ins with the security guards in 30 Rockefeller's lobby. Michael O'Donoghue once threw a punch at a guard, set designer Eugene Lee pushed a guard on a separate occasion, and Dan Aykroyd dared a group of guards to remove him from an elevator. Buck Henry and Paul Simon were among hosts that went unrecognized by the guards.
Bio: Though he composed songs for other folk singers and even put out albums of his own during the 1960's, Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot (1938-) didn't gain recognition until the first half of the 1970's while folk-based music still held its own over the airwaves.